Daniel Kovalik's enlightening and timely keynote presentation at FoLA's latest annual Human Rights event ("Peace & Dignity are Human Rights," Dec 4th, 2020) is now available online! From Nicaragua to Libya, he shows how the US' use of human rights as an excuse to bomb, invade, and sabotage other countries goes against the core principles of the UN's Declaration of Human Rights, besides being illegal under international law.
Reports by Reveal (10/21/20) and PBS NewsHour (10/20/21) called for a boycott of “conflict beef” from Nicaragua. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal claims to be “fair and comprehensive” and PBS to be “trusted,” but their misleading and inaccurate reports could have drastic consequences for Nicaragua, at a time when the country is already struggling to deal with US sanctions, the pandemic and the aftermath of two damaging hurricanes.
FoLA's Jill Clark-Gollub joins Chuck Kaufman (Alliance for Global Justice) and Camilo Mejía (a Nicaraguan-born U.S. veteran critical of U.S. imperialism) on a conversation on Nicaragua's fight to keep the Sandinista revolution alive and prevent US-promoted regime change. The experts in this conversation, hosted by the Massachusetts Peace Action, provide much-needed first-hand information on the the revolution's many achievements (including the country's preparedness to fight Covid-19 and respond to the recent hurricanes) and challenges (including climate change and US interventionism).
Themed "Peace & Dignity are Human Rights," FoLA's 23rd Annual Commemoration of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights will take place as an online event on December 4th, 2020, 7-9pm. This year, our time-honored commemoration will feature keynote speaker Daniel Kovalik, human rights professor, author, and activist, and the music of WAYTA and RUMISONKO.