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It was a Boy Called Tomás

Tomás was 3 years old and smiling at life when he left his home accompanied by his great-uncle. He went with the confidence and joy of a healthy and happy child which finds, at every step, a new discovery, a…

International Women’s Day, 2021 To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, “the pathway to leadership is through service” because to be able to lead is…

Pine Cone

NARRATIVE         Have you ever seen an object for the first time and felt so drawn to it that you would never forget how it made you heave and sigh and feel warm inside despite the snow…

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected

“I’ve personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries,” Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about the two vaccine shots he recently got as an emergency room doctor. In 2014, he contracted ebola while combating that epidemic in Guinea,…

Model Friends

By Luca DiMatteo How many friends do you have? As a novelist and blogger, this question is put to me over and over. I’m always puzzled by what the question means. I have many friends that I have never physically…

Your Privileges Are Not Universal: The Eighth Newsletter (2021)

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. By Vijay Prashad – @vijayprashad Stenciled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales). This…

No to the privatization of the Brazilian Central Bank

By Marcos Arruda* Why have a Central Bank? Central banks are by nature public because they formulate and administer the MONETARY POLICY. And the objective of this policy is, by nature, investment in the “real economy”, i.e. the part of…

From National to Transnational Threat, the White-West is on the Move

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was very significant given the present moment. In just a few minutes during his opening statement, Judge Garland covered the historical challenges faced by communities of color…

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

By Bruce Gagnon coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. The US began launching space probes with nuclear power in the early 1960’s. One of these military satellites powered with a nuclear reactor fell back…

NATO 2030 – United for a New Era

By CND and peace activist Rae Street. NATO recently commissioned a report on the future of NATO from ten experts appointed by the Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. It opens with congratulations to themselves, as according to the authors, NATO is…

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