We’re launching our annual appeal to top up our permanent Asia Solidarity Fund for 2024. We are doing so against the backdrop of “visible” international news, focused on Eastern Europe (Ukraine), the Middle East, and the geopolitical stakes of the conflict between Washington and Beijing. In these conditions, even the continuing worsening of the climate-ecological catastrophe hardly pierces the wall of information, except in dotted lines, on the occasion of yet another mega-fire or flood  As for the situation in Asia, it has largely disappeared from the media radar. Our association’s own commitment, however, is to ensure the continuity of solidarity, including financial solidarity, with the movements whose work we support, in five countries, in support of populations affected by multiple crises.
Kissinger’s obsession with Chile enabled a murderous dictatorship that still haunts the country
It’s hard to overestimate the role Henry Kissinger played in Chile. A former Chilean diplomat describes the mark that the powerful statesman made in his country and elsewhere in the Global South.
Noticing my nonappearance at the start of a black-tie dinner at the Johannesburg home of Harry (...)
Hostages (Israel & Palestine): The Abolitionist Logic of “Everyone for Everyone”
A call from the families of hostages contains the seed of true safety.
ONE VIDEO SHOWS Palestinian teenagers in Ramallah just released from Israeli prisons disembarking from Red Cross buses and tearfully embracing their mothers amid cheering crowds thousands deep. In another, nine-year-old (...)
Kissinger’s Power-over-progress Paradigm Found Attentive Ears in Israel
More than any other person, Henry Kissinger set Israel’s special status in America’s foreign policy, as a state exempt from abiding by norms the U.S. demands of others. His approach was congruent with Israel’s foreign policy
Henry Kissinger, left, with Benjamin Netanyahu in 1999.Credit: (...)
Artful Defiance: Myanmar’s Creative Resistance
In 2021, Myanmar faced one of its darkest periods in history. Despite prior steps towards democracy, the nation found itself gripped by a military coup. The military junta’s crackdown was ruthlessly severe, leading to the tragic loss of countless innocent lives. As the junta’s stranglehold (...)
Philippine Groups Form Anti-War Network — Call for Permanent Ceasefire, End to Genocide in Gaza
PRESS STATEMENT NO TO WAR 28 November 2023 Contact: Wilson Fortaleza 09452182693
We, the Philippine groups representing various interests and advocacies, including those on human rights, labor, women, youth, urban poor, Moro and IPs, environment, and political parties, form ourselves today (...)
The Kissinger legacy and its Carry in the Global South
For the Global South, Kissinger could well be called Dr. Death. He insured that whichever country raised a voice or could potentially show opposition to the US would have their head bashed in. This was Kissinger- grand strategist for the US empire, enforcer of imperialism, godfather of the (...)
And Here’s to You, Henry Kissinger…
He was a war criminal, and he also transformed many into activists.
On the occasion of his death at 100, praises and denunciations of Henry Kissinger are being sung and spewed out in record numbers. Let me add to the “praises.” More than anyone else, Henry, along with his boss, Richard (...)
Indonesia: Rohingya refugees facing a hostile reception in Aceh
Every year when the monsoon season in Bangladesh ends, risky journeys of Rohingya refugees take off en route to Malaysia. Not all passengers who embark from the refugee camps near the Bangladesh–Myanmar border reach their destination alive. In November 2023, five boats with more than 1,100 (...)
’The Closest There Is to Hell’ | A Personal Plea From a Friend in Gaza
’What we truly need are bulldozers to dig and lay us deep into our land’
“I was planning to write about daily life during the truce,” my friend Bassam Nasser wrote to me on Friday morning from the Gaza Strip. “The challenges of securing water; praying for no rain or cloudy weather so that (...)
South Gaza’s Horror Scenario: 18,000 People per Square Km Without Water or Power
Any Israeli – including politicians – supporting a ground offensive in Khan Yunis must remember that after the war the final data will be placed on the desk of every foreign minister and media outlet in the world
As 25 to 44 percent of Israelis support the rebuilding of Jewish settlements in (...)
Israel: Hamas Committed Documented Atrocities. But a Few False Stories Feed the Deniers
The extensive evidence of crimes against humanity committed by Hamas terrorists on October 7 should not be contaminated by unverified stories disseminated by Israeli search and rescue groups, army officers and even Sara Netanyahu
Warning: This article contains accounts that some readers (...)
Geopolitics: Changing dynamics of world politics after the Hamas attack on Israel
On October 7, the Palestinian Islamic organization Hamas launched a major attack on Israel with rockets and other weapons. In response, Israel also began to retaliate. The previous month, on 19 September Azerbaijan launched an “anti-terrorist operation” against Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed (...)
Zionism and India: an old alliance of bigotry and colonialism
Azad Essa’s new book uncovers Israel and India’s joint history, as well as the affinities between the toxic ideologies ungirding their national projects.
HOSTILE HOMELANDS The New Alliance Between India and Israel by Azad Essa 240 pp. Pluto Press, $22.95
Azad Essa’s Hostile Homelands is (...)
Iran: death penalty intensifies
NB : A farsi version is available at http://www.iran-echo.com/echo_pdf/04122023_fa.pdf
The news coming out of Iran is very worrying. Faced with rising social and popular anger linked to the economic crisis, the dictatorial regime is stepping up repression, taking advantage of the detour of (...)
Filma, Ukrainian feminist film festival
From November 27, 2023 to December 10, Filma, Ukrainian feminist film festival, offers films on its site accessible throughout Ukraine and around the world.”We call ourselves Filma because cinema can be a co-creative process, with equal opportunities for all participants, instead of the strict (...)
Guyana and Venezuela: The Crisis of Imperialism Currently Unfolding on South America’s Caribbean Coast
Despite the reality of US intervention causing inhumane conditions in the region, Venezuela’s push for the annexation of Guyana’s Essequibo region prioritizes its own political objectives, heightening tensions with the US and leaving the Guyanese people without a say in their own fate.
Dublin Communities Against Racism (DCAR) Publishes an anti-Ukrainian Statement – People fled war against Ukraine – they did not come because Ireland had the most generous benefits
Garrett Mullan discusses an Anti-Ukrainian statement published by Dublin Communities Against Racism.
Irish Left With Ukraine activists were shocked to see anti-Ukrainian content in a post published online by Dublin Communities Against Racism (DCAR). The post by DCAR was meant to be a left (...)
Au Loong-Yu (Hong Kong): ‘Opposing US militarisation in the Asia-Pacific should not mean remaining silent on China’s emerging imperialism’
Au Loong-Yu is a long-time Hong Kong labour rights and political activist. Author of China’s Rise: Strength and Fragility and Hong Kong in Revolt: The Protest Movement and the Future of China, Au now lives in exile. In this extensive interview, Au discusses China’s global status and its (...)
Philippines: A hopeful, but guarded, annotation of the new Oslo Joint Statement between the GRP and the NDF
This is an initial hopeful critical paragraph-by-paragraph annotation of, including some questions on, the breakthrough four-paragraph Joint Statement signed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on November 23, (...)
Argentina: Is Milei a fascist threat?
The majority of the socialist left opted to abstain in the second round of elections on Sunday 19 November in Argentina, arguing that Javier Milei is not an expression of a fascist movement. But that is no reason to shirk the task of confronting the far right. [Jacobin AL]
Argentina is (...)