Siddharth Kara, Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh
Those who dig up the valuable mineral often work in horrific and dangerous conditions, says Siddharth Kara, an international expert on modern-day slavery and author of Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives.
As those Canadian wildfires suggest, we’re now living on a new, not terribly recognizable, ever more perilous world in which not just this country but Planet Earth itself is in decline. Climate change is quickly becoming the climate emergency.
From Lula's victory in Brazil to a peace treaty ending civil war in Ethiopia, victorties pushing back Republican reaction in the United States to the growing presence of indigenous voices on the global stage, there was some good news this past year.