Sex Workers in Mexico: Defense of their Corners with Dignity

Escrito por  |  13 / May / 2014
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This past year sex workers’ organizations in Mexico City filed legal injunction 112/2013 which prompted the Federal Judiciary to oblige the government of Mexico City to legally recognize sex work as unpaid labor. For activists and sex workers, this decision is considered an “unprecedented victory”.

Challenging a Militarized Police State in the U.S.

Escrito por  |  7 / May / 2014
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When the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and other law enforcement agencies cracked down on protestors March 30, 2014, the city’s finest rolled out a military-style force.

Guatemala: Suppressing Dissent at Home and Abroad

Escrito por  |  7 / May / 2014
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Guatemala is witnessing an escalation in targeted attacks on human rights defenders. Recently, its president launched a verbal attack on a U.S. Senate aide, upset at conditions on military funding that are there precisely to prevent human rights abuses.

Fight Against Monsanto Enters the Courtroom

Escrito por  |  28 / April / 2014
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The invasion of GM corn into Mexico threatens peasant farmers and the future of the native seed as powerful transnational companies lobby aggressively to get their way.

Sunshine State Thaws U.S.-Cuba Relations

Escrito por  |  25 / April / 2014
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A new poll shows support for ending U.S. Cold War policies toward Cuba coming from unlikely quarters: Florida, the state that has been the staging ground for hardcore anti-Castro activism for decades.

Venezuela: Petro-‘Socialism’ in its Labyrinth

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014
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Economic crisis, product shortages, and polarization paint a scenario in which the continuity of the Bolivarian movement is at stake. So is the sovereignty of a country that dared to challenge dependence on the global superpower.

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles: What Haitian Farmers Organizations are Fighting For

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014
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FONDAMA highlights the challenges of achieving food sovereignty in Haiti while trying to protect and assist local producers as part of agrarian reform efforts.