Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen

The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Demands End to Drug War in New York City

Our day of speaking truth to UNGASS began in Foley Square, New York City, just steps away from the federal prison. VOCAL NY, Latino Justice, Make the Road Brooklyn, LEAP, Moms United, Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), Stop the Harm, Drug Policy Alliance and others.

The Voice of Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres united sectors and issues, across borders. And by bringing paths together, she was building a broad road to freedom. That is the road she has left to her children, and to the many others who will follow in her footsteps.

On the Occasion of the Pope’s Visit, Remembering Don Samuel Ruiz

In another gesture that showed that this Pope is not the traditional Vatican company man, the Argentine pope visited the grave of Don Samuel Ruiz, the Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas, who took up the indigenous cause for justice as his own and as an obligation of the church. Who was Samuel Ruiz?

The Extraordinary Disappeared

What is extraordinary is not the crime. The crime of disappearance is part of the structural violence that has become daily life in Mexico. What is extraordinary is the families’ fight for their missing loved ones. These men and women are an example of courage and good citizenship for the whole country.

Clinton Team Drives Foreign Policy Wedge into Democratic Race

Just two days after the candidates showed little daylight between their positions on global issues during the Sunday debate, the Clinton team struck out at Sanders on foreign policy. How much daylight is there between the two leading candidates?

Mercenaries in Yemen–the U.S. Connection

Latin American mercenaries are leaving the ranks of the national armies of their countries to fight in the deserts of Yemen, wearing the uniform of the United Arab Emirates.

Tlatlaya Massacre and U.S. Military Aid

The suspension of U.S. aid should indeed extend to all security aid to Mexico. Not only are serious cases of human rights violations piling up, but also because the militarized war on drugs model is in itself a violation of human rights.