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June 11, 2024

Chiquita guilty of funding terrorists in Colombia

By Steve Gloyd

A South Florida jury just found Chiquita Brands liable for killings by right-wing paramilitary death squads that the the company financed in their banana plantations. Chiquita, formerly the United Fruit Company (UFC),  has a long history of deadly repression against workers. The New Orleans-based multinational has long monopolized land and markets and controlled governments throughout…


January 27, 2024

Tim Schwab & “The Bill Gates Problem” Town Hall Seattle Podcast

By GHJ Team

Tim Schwab, author of  the recently published “The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning with the myth of the good billionaire,” headlined a Seattle Town Hall event in December 2024 sponsored by the Community Alliance for Global Justice. In this podcast of the event, Tim explains how Bill Gates’ uses his foundation as a vehicle for unaccountable…


October 20, 2023

Israel weaponizes healthcare in Gaza

By GHJ Team

Israel crushed Gaza’s medical system and prevents thousands of Palestinians from leaving for treatment. The Fourth Geneva Convention holds that an occupying power must ensure the food and medical supplies of the population and must allow medical workers to carry out their duties (Articles 55 and 56). But “Israel’s closure and blockade have turned the…


October 5, 2023

“The challenges we’re facing are man made- It’s our responsibility to unmake them.” An illuminating talk with a Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

By Alina Metje, GHJ Team

Building on the issues highlighted in our GHJ website article about medical aid challenges for Palestinian patients, Dr. Abuelaish emphasized how health can serve as a bridge to peace and that the origins of problems stem from ignorance. He stressed the importance of communication to address conflicts. Drawing on his personal experiences as a Palestinian…


September 19, 2023

Hollow Promises and True Adversaries

By Assem Suleimenova, GHJ Team

Decolonization in global health has gained popularity as a trendy topic, but the language of equity and justice falls short when it comes to practice.  Richard Horton’s “Offline: The case for global health” (Lancet, May 2023) pushes us to struggle against deeper issues in our field, including power and money imbalances, unearned privileges, racism, and…