Climate change, dam projects, and poor water and pollution management in Iraq's Kurdistan region threatens food production and livelihoods in rural communities, reports Alessandra Bajec.
June 12 marked two years since the kidnapping of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab, while on a humanitarian mission to Iran—his third mission to the country—to try to alleviate the effects of the U.S. economic warfare against Venezuela, reports Kawsachun News.
Heavily dependent on grain imports and suffering its worst financial crisis, Tunisia is struggling with the global wheat shortage brought on by the fallout of the Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine. That’s why Ramadan, known in the Islamic calendar to be a holy month of fasting—but also of feasting and consumption—is looking different this year, reports Alessandra Bajec.
Pressure from the United States is going to ensure that the only realistic outcome of negotiations is continued Moroccan control of Western Sahara. All parties involved in the conflict are readying for battle. Far from peace, the Abraham Accords are going to accelerate a return to war in this part of Africa, writes Vijay Prashad.
The Indian farmers' movement is part of the worldwide struggle to save small farmer communities. The movement can gain traction if protesting farmers include the concerns of landless rural households, who now comprise almost half of households in the Indian countryside.