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India's Vaccine Makers Are Pandemic Profiteers, Not Humanitarians

In April, a deadly Covid-19 surge overtook India as the country’s overflowing hospitals and crematoria made global headlines. While new daily cases are now reportedly in decline, the overall death toll continues to rise — estimated to exceed official figures at well over 1 million. At the height of the surge, India’s vaccination rate began falling,...

Exministro de Defensa de Bolivia planeaba un segundo golpe usando mercenarios estadounidenses

Un alto funcionario del gobierno boliviano saliente planificó el despliegue de cientos de mercenarios estadounidenses para revertir los resultados de la elección de octubre 2020 en el país suramericano, según documentos y llamadas telefónicas grabadas obtenidas por The Intercept. El objetivo de reclutar a los mercenarios era bloquear, a la fuerza,...

Ex-ministro da Defesa da Bolívia planejou segundo golpe usando mercenários dos EUA

UM ALTO FUNCIONÁRIO do último governo boliviano planejou a utilização de centenas de mercenários dos Estados Unidos para reverter os resultados da eleição de outubro de 2020 do país sul-americano, de acordo com documentos e gravações de áudio de chamadas telefônicas obtidas pelo Intercept. O objetivo do recrutamento de mercenários era impedir que Luis...

Hacked Emails Give Unfiltered View Into the D.C. Police Gang Database

In August 2016, an administrator for Washington, D.C.’s, Metropolitan Police Department emailed a link to a news article to a colleague in the department’s Criminal Intelligence Branch. The article was about an audit of California’s statewide database of gang members; the database, the audit found, was riddled with civil rights violations and errors,...

U.S. Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela Hamper the Global Fight Against Covid-19

In Cuba, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, three other kinds of Cuban Covid-19 shots are in...

Joe Manchin Gets Candid With Billionaire Donors in Leaked Audio

[Musical introduction.] Ryan Grim: Lee Fang, welcome to Deconstructed. Lee Fang: Hey, Ryan, thanks for having me. RG: Hey, so, you’ve got your hands on some interesting audio from a recent meeting between Senator Joe Manchin and the big money group No Labels. Can you tell us a little bit about who No Labels is and why are they meeting with Joe...

House Takes First Step to Claw Back War Powers From White House

The House of Representatives voted today to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a significant step to reassert congressional control over the executive branch’s military powers. But the vote does little to reduce the actual authority amassed by the White House over the past 20 years to use force all around the world. That’s...

Nicarágua: Daniel Ortega prende opositores para facilitar própria reeleição

O jornalista Lucas Berti discorre sobre a situação política da Nicarágua nesta edição do Giro Latino. Há poucos meses das eleições presidenciais, o governo de Daniel Ortega já prendeu quatro pré-candidatos da oposição. A intenção do mandatário, que está no poder desde 2007, é garantir a própria reeleição. A detenção da pré-candidata Cristiana Chamorro,...

Ex-pastores e bispos organizam revolta contra Igreja Universal na África do Sul – para onde Bolsonaro quer nomear Crivella

O reino de Edir Macedo começa a ruir. Ao menos na África. Depois de enfrentar um terremoto em Angola – com a perda do controle de sua igreja, pastores brasileiros expulsos, Record TV local suspensa e dirigentes acusados de lavagem de dinheiro e associação criminosa –, o bispo brasileiro, líder da Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus, se depara agora com...

Biden’s Defense Budget Is a Big Win for Hypersonic Weapons Contractors

The U.S.’s largest defense corporations can breathe a sigh of relief: President Joe Biden’s first budget proposal not only continues his predecessor’s commitment to hypersonic weapons, but it’s also seeking a major increase in government spending. While the Pentagon has yet to clarify the strategic value of weapons that can travel at least five times...

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