Protesters accuse Atlanta officials of lying about an alleged "compromise" over the construction of a $90 million, 85-acre police-training facility activists have dubbed "Cop City." The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County reportedly have reached an agreement regarding permitting issues that had previously slowed their plans build in the middle of a forest in unincorporated DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta. Ryan Fatica reports for Unicorn Riot.
Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, on January 30, filed an objection to the U.S. move to build its new embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen by Israel from its original Palestinian owners. It called for the immediate cancellation of the plan. Peoples Dispatch reports.
For the first time in Brazilian history, representatives from Indigenous communities have been placed in positions of power. They told Natalia Torres Garzon respecting Indigenous territory is essential to protecting the environment. This comes after thousands of acres of Indigenous lands were seized during the term of former President Jair Bolsonaro.
Three years later, corporations have reneged on promises made during the height of the anti-police brutality movement in the United States. Atlanta activists have not forgotten that. Natalia Marques of Peoples Dispatch reports on the Stop Cop City movement.
Burkina Faso has given France one month to pull troops out. France was conducting an anti-terror operation that the people of Burkina Faso deemed a failure. African Stream reports.
Nick Flores reviews historian Tricia Starks’ new book, "Cigarettes and Soviets: Smoking in the USSR," which he says provides a window into the Soviet project through the lens of its cigarette industry.