“In Myanmar the Working Class Stood up to the Military Junta and We Are Still Fighting”: Interview with a Burmese Activist
An interview with Thinzar Shunlei Yi, a Burmese grassroots activist, about the situation in Myanmar eight months after the coup.
Mirta PachecoOctober 12, 2021
What the Israeli Prime Minister Took Away from Meeting with Biden
The meeting between Biden and Bennet, which took place a day late because of the attacks at the Kabul airport, has given a domestic boost to the Israeli leader. Biden clung to his promise that if diplomacy fails, he will use other means to prevent Iran’s nuclear rearmament. Current disagreements over Palestine were put aside.
Mirta PachecoAugust 28, 2021
Bangladesh: Government Reopens Textile Factories As Delta Rages
Millions of workers in Bangladesh must return to their jobs in textile factories due to the reopening ordered by the government. This involves 4,500 textile factories employing 4 million workers. In the meantime, the cases of Covid-19 continue to grow, with the added factor of the Delta variant.
Mirta PachecoAugust 5, 2021
New Leader, Same Occupation: Naftali Bennett Takes Over as Israeli Prime Minister
On Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu’s reign as Israeli prime minister ended. But for the Palestinian people, the new government under Naftali Bennett will mean more of the same brutal repression, occupation, and apartheid.
Mirta PachecoJune 15, 2021
Israel Is On the Verge of Another Act of War
Although Prime Minister Netanyahu has pushed back the original July 1 annexation date, which could take more than 30% of West Bank territories, the threat continues to loom. The annexation provides more rights for Zionist settlers and forces Palestinians to remain locked up in small land “islands.”
Mirta PachecoJuly 3, 2020
We Are Facing Two Viruses: Palestine’s Fight Against the Pandemic and Israeli Occupation
Ahmad Al Jaradat, who lives in Hebron in the West Bank, reports on how the Israeli occupation of Palestine has undermined efforts to stem coronavirus outbreaks and has exacerbated deteriorating living conditions. He describes the situation for hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons, who are at high risk of contracting the virus.
Mirta PachecoMay 1, 2020