(IPS) – Hacinados en precarios habitáculos o bajo techos de plástico, sin luz ni agua potable tras jornadas laborales de 14 horas, así sobreviven cientos de miles de trabajadores rurales en Argentina pese a cosechas […]
Crowded into precarious mud-floored dorms or sheet-metal trailers or forced to live in tents of plastic sheeting, with neither piped water nor electricity, after working 14-hour days: these are the harsh conditions faced by hundreds of thousands of rural workers in Argentina despite bumper crops and record earnings for agribusiness.
(IPS) – After years of decline, the cooperative movement in Mexico is reviving as a relatively safe haven from the shocks of the neoliberal free- market model of production and the financial and food crises […]
After state police massacred 39 campesinos in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero in 1995, community members decided to start their own police force comprised of volunteers. In 1998, in addition to patrolling and detaining suspected criminals, the communities began their own justice and community reeducation program to deal with offenders. Now they are using their community power to resist transnational mining companies invading their land and communities.
This short video documents a hip-hop school in the large and overcrowded barrio of La Vega in the hillsides of Caracas, Venezuela. Filmed in the months of July and August in 2010, it features interviews and performances by those involved in the school known as EPATU (Popular School for the Arts and Urban Traditions). […]
WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website that has published thousands of classified diplomatic cables, has posted two cables from the U.S. embassy in Costa Rica, that offer insight into the U.S. pressure tactics to keep the SOA/ […]
(IPS) – The absence of more open social policies and real citizen participation are some of the concerns being debated in the run-up to the Sixth Congress of the ruling Cuban Communist Party (PCC) in […]
ARGENTINA Student protest shuts down speech by US Ambassador to Argentina on her fist visit outside of BsAs http://bit.ly/ik7Dud #cablegate USG: At soccer games, do not wear the colors of, or cheer for, the visiting […]
Source: Haiti Liberte This year’s Carnaval “is not really taking,” explains Yves Pierre-Louis, an organizer with the Heads Together of Popular Organizations (Tet Kole Oganizasyon Popile), a broad front of Haitian grassroots groups. Crowds […]