Land and Territory

From Student Movement to Autonomous Education

Escrito por  |  1 / November / 2016

The broad student movement that won Chile’s alamedas – with demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of young people and the occupation of dozens of secondary schools, demanding changes in the education system – has sedimented in the creation of some thirty self-managed education initiatives in working-class territories.

Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2016
Thousands turn out to support peace after No vote

The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.

Six Months Without Berta; Six Months Without Justice

Escrito por  |  12 / September / 2016
"The right to be happy is very subversive so we should all strive to be happy"

Six months after the murder of Berta Caceres, far from forgetting, people throughout the world demanded justice and vowed to continue her organizing work in defense of land and territory locally, regionally and internationally.

Death Squad Revelations and the New Police in Honduras

Escrito por  |  1 / July / 2016
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On June 21, 2015 the London-based Guardian newspaper published an article describing the testimony of a soldier who says he deserted the army after his unit was given an order to kill activists whose names appeared on two lists. The second list contained the name of Lenca indigenous leader Berta Caceres, murdered last March.

New Goldman Prize Winner Vows Murder of Previous One Won’t Deter Her

Escrito por  |  21 / April / 2016
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Like Berta Caceres before her, Maxima Acuña has resisted violence and eviction in championing the protection of natural resources against powerful international corporate exploitation.

The Lethal Arms of the U.S. Drug War in Honduras

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2016
Troops from USSOUTHCOM train Hondurans at Puerto Castilla Navy base - photo Dialogo Revista Militar Digital

On December 28, 2015 in the early morning, the Honduran Navy shot and killed two Afro-Indigenous Garifuna men, Jostin Lino Palacios, age 24 and Elvis Garcia, age 19 in Barra de Iriona in the department of Colon, on the northeast coast of Honduras.

Building New Worlds in the Favelas

Escrito por  |  4 / April / 2016
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The favela is a complex world where poverty coexists with police and drug-trafficking violence. At first glance it would seem to be the most difficult place to build alternatives from the bottom up and from the Left. Nevertheless, hundreds of activists have chosen favelas as the place to create something new.