Vijay Prashad argues that the recent coups in West Africa represent “Colonel’s Coups” — coups of ordinary people who have no other options. That is why the coup in Niger is being defended in mass rallies from Niamey to the small, remote towns that border Libya.
The recent coup in Niger follows similar coups in Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea, each led by military officers angered by the presence of French and United States troops and by the permanent economic crises inflicted on their countries, report Vijay Prashad and Kambale Musavuli.
Finland and Sweden applied in May last year to join the NATO military alliance. Vijay Prashad looks at why Sweden's membership is being blocked.
The final concert in Roger Waters's “This Is Not a Drill” tour across Europe has been cancelled, reports Vijay Prashad and Katie Halper.
Burkina Faso’s government decided on January 18 to ask French military forces to leave the country within a month, reports Vijay Prashad.
The only “real” democratic institution in Venezuela, according to United States State Department spokesperson Ned Price, is one that has not met in seven years, writes Vijay Prashad.
The answers for South Africa will have to come from struggle, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) leader Irvin Jim tells Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra.
Cuba's world-leading disaster management system sprang into action when Hurricane Ian struck the country’s western province of Pinar del Río, on September 27, report Vijay Prashad and Manolo De Los Santos.
A cycle of protests began in Haiti in July 2018, and, despite the pandemic, has carried on since then, writes Vijay Prashad.
In the face of police persecution, activists have been fighting for years to end the US military’s use of Shannon Airport, writes Vijay Prashad.
More than 61% of voters rejected Chile’s new constitution. This was a punishment for the Gabriel Boric government’s inability to address the problems of the people, write Taroa Zúñiga Silva and Vijay Prashad.
Former Brazilian President Luíz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is now in the lead in the polls ahead of the first round of Brazil’s presidential election to be held on October 2, reports Vijay Prashad.
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