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ING Group, the Dutch multinational banking institution, has bowed to pressure from the United States and is blocking donations to support Cuba's vaccine solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Free Ola Bini

The trial of Swedish software developer and digital rights activist Ola Bini, began on January 19 in Ecuador, reports People's Dispatch.

A woman asks for alms

Africa ought to be the richest continent on Earth. Its natural resources alone make this a fact, and yet it remains oppressed and prey to exploitation. William Briggs explains why.

According to a new UN Human Rights Council report, the worst human rights violations on Cuban soil take place at the hands of United States agents at the US Guantánamo Bay prison, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Man begging

Asia’s billionaires have increased their wealth by 74% while 148 million others in the region have been pushed into poverty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes S Arutchelvan.

Free Julian Assange

On his 1000th day of imprisonment, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's supporters gathered to show their support, solidarity and indignation at his ongoing political detention, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Afghan girl begs.

Afghanistan is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis, writes Vijay Prashad.

Women walk past a Cuban flag mural.

Cuba puts people before profits, showing the world an alternative to the monopolistic practices of Big Pharma, writes Richa Chintan.

Lift the blockade on Cuba

The United States barred eight Cuban government officials from entering the country this month, accusing them of being implicated in the alleged repression of peaceful protests in July last year, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The first prisoners of the “War on Terror” — declared by US president George W Bush — began arriving at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on January 11, 2002, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Healthcare in Chile

After the victory of Gabriel Boric in Chile’s presidential elections, the country awaits much-needed changes to its health system, writes Mario Parada Lezcano.

Gabriel Boric

Former student leader Gabriel Boric, from the left-wing Approve Dignity coalition, won Chile’s presidential election in December, reports People's Dispatch.

Protesters in blood spattered Tony Blair masks at a Stop The War demonstration in London, in 2010.

Former British prime minister Tony Blair should be on trial at The Hague rather than parading the medieval trappings of wealth and power, argues Lindsey German.

What's behind the protests in Kazakhstan? Aynur Kurmanov, a leader of Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan, discusses the situation in this interview.

The death toll from supposedly 'precise' drone strikes has been covered up. Image: Pixabay

The deaths of thousands of civilians killed in US drone strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria were covered up by the Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden administrations, reports Barry Sheppard.

“No negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy” is the new slogan of the mass protests in Sudan against military rule, reports Susan Price.

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