Democracy and Society

Indigenous Mexico Rising Again

Escrito por  |  13 / August / 2014
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Representatives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples have issued a new declaration and announced upcoming mobilizations to further their cause.

Cartes, A Year Later

Escrito por  |  15 / July / 2014
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On April 22 2013, Horacio Cartes’ victory in the Paraguayan presidential elections marked the return of the right-wing Colorado Party to power—a position it held for 61 years before left-wing former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won office in 2008. Cartes – a political novice who had never even voted in presidential elections before running for the office and who faced accusations that his wealth was acquired by money laundering, cigarette smuggling and drug trafficking – ran on a platform promising “a new path” and economic prosperity to all.

Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup

Escrito por  |  14 / July / 2014
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Seven years ago when Brazil was announced as FIFA’s selected host country for this year’s World Cup, Brazilians celebrated in the streets. on the eve of the tournament, polls showed that most people in the very country that has enjoyed more World Cup victories than any other no longer wanted to host the tournament whose final match played out July 13. Why the drastic change in public opinion, over a game Brazilians clearly adore?

A Day Like Today, Now.

Escrito por  |  9 / July / 2014
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On a day like today five years ago, I woke up with the noise of military planes crisscrossing the skies, and without light, without water, without news. It was June 28, 2009 and the chronicles of the impossible were yet to be written. In the entire world, even in Honduras, our generation thought that coups d’état had passed into history. We were wrong.

From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2014
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The women of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio–a community-based organization led by immigrant women in New York– and the Zapatista women of La Realidad are two examples of how women in struggle all over the world are coming together to inspire and learn from each other, and how, in the process, they are transforming the world.

Subcomandante Marcos announces: “We have decided that as of today, Marcos no longer exists”

Escrito por  |  24 / June / 2014
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Subcomandante Marcos no longer exists. The Zapatistas resolved to destroy him, just as they decided to create him during the January 1994 uprising.” Exclusive report of the Americas Program from La Realidad, Chiapas.

Uranium Mine Clean-up Movement Claims Victory, Vows to Go National

Escrito por  |  5 / June / 2014
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Peace and environmental justice advocates in the United States are rallying for the clean-up of abandoned uranium mines while working together on a shared agenda.