World News & Politics

Indigenous communities along Argentina’s Río Chubut mobilize to conserve waterway (news.mongabay.com)

CHUBUT RIVER, Argentina — “The waters of this territory converge in the Río Chubut,” began the refrain of a caravan traveling across Argentina’s Patagonia region in the budding first weeks of February. “And like the waters, so too will our voices flow together to be heard.” The group, made up of Indigenous Mapuche...

Google Employees Sit-In to Protest 'Project Nimbus' AI Tech Contract With the Israeli Military - UNICORN RIOT (unicornriot.ninja)

Manhattan, NY — Google employees organized a sit-in at the tech company’s Chelsea office in New York City and occupied the office of Google Cloud’s CEO Thomas Kurian in California on April 16, 2024. The demonstration aims to expose the internal unrest surrounding Google’s involvement in Project Nimbus, a cloud technology...

Sterilization Procedures Have Surged Among Young People Following “Dobbs” (truthout.org)

A national study published by JAMA Health Forum found that there was an abrupt surge in permanent sterilization procedures among young adults ages 18 through 30 after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling, which reversed the constitutional right to an abortion....

UN finally passes a resolution recognising one of society’s most marginalised groups About time (www.thecanary.co)

The UN Human Rights Council passed its first ever resolution on Thursday 4 April over tackling discrimination against intersex people, despite opposition from several countries to the terminology used. The resolution passed in the 47-member council with 24 votes in favour, none against and 23 abstentions.

Daily Review: Russia’s U.N. Veto Could Signal New Era for North Korea (www.worldpoliticsreview.com)

Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution yesterday that would have extended the mandate of a panel of experts monitoring U.N. sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program. The mandate had been extended annually for 14 years. (AP)...

SWIFT planning launch of new central bank digital currency platform in 12-24 months (www.reuters.com)

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) - Global bank messaging network SWIFT is planning a new platform in the next one to two years to connect the wave of central bank digital currencies now in development to the existing finance system, it has told Reuters....

Xi Meets US CEOs, Seeking to Boost Confidence in China’s Economy (www.bloomberg.com)

President Xi Jinping met with a group of American business leaders in Beijing including Blackstone Inc.’s Stephen Schwarzman and Qualcomm Inc.’s Cristiano Amon as China is seeking to restore confidence in the economy and keep relations with the US on a stable footing. (...)...

“Empire’s Laboratory”: How 2004 U.S.-Backed Coup Destabilized Haiti & Led to Current Crisis (www.democracynow.org)

Caribbean leaders are holding an emergency meeting in Jamaica today to discuss the crisis in Haiti, where armed groups are calling for the resignation of unelected Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Haiti is under a state of emergency, with tens of thousands displaced amid the fighting, and United Nations officials warn the country’s...

Low salaries and pensions more important for Russians than the invasion on Ukraine (klubjagiellonski.pl)

Opposition to the 2nd wave of mass mobilization in Russia has increased from 60% in December 2022 to approximately three-quarters. While historical narratives may resonate, the majority of Russians are now more concerned about their quality of life and economic stability.

The Neglected History of the State of Israel (prospect.org)

One of Chotiner’s best interviews ran this past November. A leader of the militant West Bank settlement movement told him that Jews have a sacred duty to occupy all the land between “the Euphrates in the east and the Nile in the southwest,” that nothing west of the Jordan River was ever “Arab place or property,” and...

Israel's apartheid against Palestinians (www.amnesty.org)

Palestinians are systematically subjected to home demolitions and forced evictions, and live in constant fear of losing their homes. For more than 73 years, Israel has been forcibly displacing entire Palestinian communities. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians’ homes have been demolished, causing terrible trauma & suffering....

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