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Sanctions in the Era of Pandemic

Phyllis Bennis Al Jazeera
From Venezuela to Iran, Washington's illegal and inhumane economic sanctions are putting millions of lives at risk.

COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages

José Luis Granados Ceja Truthout
people wearing masks at fire hyrant “The global struggle against the pandemic has little chance to succeed if personal hygiene, the main measure to prevent contagion, is unavailable to the 2.2 billion persons who have no access to safe water services.”

Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
Julian Assange “In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time...

The Inversion of Human Rights in Brazil

Jacob Blanc NACLA
A dictatorship-era torturer is suing one of his victims in Brazil in a stark reminder of how Bolsonaro emboldens rights abusers.
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