Confronting the Central American Refugee Crisis

Escrito por  |  25 / June / 2014

They can’t stay and they have nowhere to go. Forced out by poverty and the threat of imminent death in their countries, extorted by organized crime, kidnapped and executed in the transit countries and deported if they make it to their destination.

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

Escrito por  |  24 / June / 2014

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.

Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths

Escrito por  |  23 / June / 2014

There’s been a blitz of stories over the past couple of weeks on child migrants arriving on the U.S.’s southern border. It’s important that these children do not remain invisible. But most of these mainstream press stories are telling half-truths about child victims, while muddling or downright manipulating the question of who and what is responsible.

Zapatistas Mourn a Death and Begin a New Cycle of Building Indigenous Autonomy

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2014
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On Friday May 2, 2014 an Indigenous Zapatista teacher, Jose Luis Solís López – known by his name ‘in the struggle’ as “Compañero Galeano” – was ambushed and murdered. The murder of Galeano has galvanized a re-organization within the ranks of the Zapatistas and a renewed international solidarity movement.

Canada Found Guilty for Role in Mining Injustices in Latin America

Escrito por  |  14 / June / 2014

By act and by omission, the Canadian state has been found guilty for its role in human rights violations in Latin America as a result of its efforts to promote, sponsor and protect Canadian mining investments abroad. Five Canadian mining companies were also found guilty of related crimes.

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

Escrito por  |  5 / June / 2014

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.

Viacrucis: Migrants Step out of Shadows into the Streets

Escrito por  |  3 / June / 2014

What was planned as an 80-mile protest march in southern Mexico became a mass demonstration that traversed Mexico from south to north as hundreds of migrants demanded their rights and raised international awareness.