Latin America’s Persisting Gender Wage Gap

Escrito por  |  16 / September / 2015

In Latin America and the Caribbean, high levels of gender inequality persist in social and economic structures. Labor markets present substantial differences in remunerations between men and women, in a context of extremely high levels of employment in the informal economy.

Change the Military-Industrial Complex, Not the Climate

Escrito por  |  31 / August / 2015

The military-industrial complex that holds power in the world is the principle levee holding back the currents that are trying to limit and eventually do away with our civilization’s addiction to fossil fuels.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Diplomacy or War?

Escrito por  |  20 / August / 2015

As President Obama has indicated on numerous occasions, the political fight over the Iran nuclear deal boils down to a stark choice: diplomacy or war.

7 Reasons to Scrap the $1 Billion Aid Package to Central America

Escrito por  |  30 / June / 2015

We are a group of social scientists with decades of research experience with the very populations targeted in Biden’s plan. We are painfully aware that Central America’s rural and urban poor need support. But Biden’s package is guaranteed to deepen—not alleviate—the problems faced by Central America’s poor majority.

Mexico’s Grassroots Caravans for Water, Land, Work and Life

Escrito por  |  9 / June / 2015
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The three contingents of the Caravan in Defense of Water, of the Land, and of Work and Life converged in Mexico City on May 22. The Yaqui tribe led the caravans, heading out May 11, to traverse the entire country from three routes: northwest, northeast and the south.

A Harvest of Justice in San Quintin?

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2015

The farm workers of the San Quintin Valley have gotten the federal government to commit to facilitating negotiations for a wage hike. But movement leaders warn that the the agreement is still not a victory.

Intellectuals and Zapatista Base Communities Meet to Assess “Critical Thought and Capitalism”

Escrito por  |  16 / May / 2015

The seminar “Critical thinking against the Capitalist Hydra”, organized by the EZLN in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas) from May 3-9 raised issues of extractivism, elections, defense of the land and women’s organizing.