The ITUC, along with its Colombian affiliates, has firmly condemned the murder of Hernán Abdiel Ordoñez Dorado, treasurer of the executive board of the prison workers’ union ASEINPEC in Cali, on June 5. Ordoñez was […]
Since neither the federal government of Mexico nor the Oaxaca government of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO) will put aside the blockade of San Juan Copala, one might conclude that the policy of the governments is to starve out the autonomous community which wants self determination and control of their lands and territory. The second humanitarian caravan “Bety Cariño y Jyri Jakkola” to San Juan Copala was halted three times on June 7, and finally headed back to Huajapan de Leon to consider their next step.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at the Organization of American States (OAS) annual meeting in Lima, Peru on Monday urged countries in the hemisphere to readmit Honduras into the regional organization. Clinton argued that Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa “has demonstrated a strong and consistent commitment to democratic governance and constitutional order.”
Source: rabble.ca The Canada-Colombia free trade agreement currently before the House of Commons Trade Committee has all of the elements of a fast-paced action novel. In the last week alone, breaking news of a forged […]
Source: Labor Notes As many as 2,000 Mexican Federal Police and Sonora State Police, supported by helicopters, invaded the Cananea copper mine Sunday night around 10 p.m., firing tear gas and attacking and beating miners […]
Source: VenezuelAnalysis.com The annual report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Wednesday revealed that Venezuela is the Latin American country that reduced its military spending the most in 2009, with 25% […]
“The big international NGOs, like Greenpeace and Oxfam, are well connected and tolerate too many things from the governments. They accept programmes and issues in the summit negotiations which are unacceptable to the social movements,” said Miguel Valencia, one of the 10 members of the Klimaforum 2010 Mexican organising committee.
Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Israel’s deadly storming of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters has unleashed a wave of criticism of the Netanyahu government’s actions from nearly every country in […]
A five month long mobilisation against BP in the Casanare region of Colombia has escalated after the Colombian army entered the BP installations with force this week and confronted workers who have been peacefully occupying BP installations since May 23 to protest BP´s failure to conclude negotiations with the workers and community.