One Year After the Disappearance of the Students of Ayotzinapa

Escrito por  |  1 / September / 2015

On the first anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students at the hands of armed groups in Mexico, there is a phrase that the affected populations shout: “¡Somos un chingo!” (“We are many!”) More and more people are losing their fear after facing so much injustice and repression on the part of corrupt functionaries.

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.

Brazil’s New Anti-Terrorism Bill Criminalizes Social Protest

Escrito por  |  31 / August / 2015

The government of Brazil is on a determined path to place the country among the list of nations that have restructured their legal framework as it pertains to antiterrorism statutes, even though Brazil has never experienced an actual terrorist attack.

Brazil-U.S. Accords: Back to the Backyard?

Escrito por  |  31 / August / 2015

At a time when Brazil is going through severe economic and political instability, the rapprochement of the United States could cut the wings of a region that had taken solid steps toward independence, and reaffirm its subordination as “backyard.”

Primaries in Argentina: The Ruling Party Triumphs

Escrito por  |  28 / August / 2015

Primary elections in Argentina have confirmed the rumors. The ruling party, in its conservative strain embodied by the Governor of Buenos Aires Province, Daniel Scioli, can almost taste a final triumph with 38 %.

Challenges of the COP21 Paris and Climate Movements

Escrito por  |  25 / August / 2015

The debate is over. Now no one can deny that the world is growing warmer and that it is due to capitalist industrial activity. Or they could deny it, but without any supporting evidence in their favor.

Guatemala: A Post-Conflict Society

Escrito por  |  25 / August / 2015

No one can understand Guatemalan society without looking at the consequences of state orchestrated oppression. These consequences include women being treated as spoils of war. The Report on the Recuperation of Historical Memory and other documents, like the ones produced by Jesuit anthropologist Ricardo Falla, document the violations of women’s human rights.