The West wants African countries to condemn the war in Ukraine, but doesn’t want to hear their views on conflicts in Libya or Yemen. Why not? African Stream’s Clinton Nzala outlines the double standard during a discussion on Kawsachun News.
Argentina and Brazil have re-joined the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a regional integration organization founded in May 2008. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) hosted a virtual summit for Latin American and Caribbean countries to discuss a solution to inflation across the region. The Union of Southern Service Workers held a one-day strike across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to protest U.S. southern workers being disproportionately injured on the job. Dispatches by Peoples Dispatch / Globetrotter News Service.
Attacks by Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia whose sovereignty claim has no international recognition, have caused over 1,500 injuries since February 6 in the city of Las Anod, which is at the heart of the movement to reunify the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) areas with Somalia. Pavan Kulkarni reports for People's Dispatch.
The United States Africa Command—or AFRICOM—was founded in 2007. But it’s failed to bring peace and security. Major failures in Somalia, Libya and elsewhere have left many Africans suspecting it exists only to serve U.S. interests. African Stream reports.
The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), along with partner organizations, held events April 4 in three countries across the Americas to launch an effort to activate popular movements in the region in support of a 2014 call for a "Zone of Peace." TF editor Julie Varughese reports.