Total Impunity in Honduras Underscores Need for U.S. Court to Hear His Case November 3, 2011, Houston, TX and New York, NY – Last night, in a human rights case against Honduran coup leader Roberto […]
Inspired by the October 15 Unite for Global Change movement, some Mexican citizens have decided to take action. Those protesting in Mexico City have so far not faced any outside challenges to their movement. Protesters in other areas of Mexico have not been so lucky. Police beat and arrested marchers in Juarez, while other areas of Mexico are just too violent to spend the night on the street.
Source: Amnesty International The Peruvian authorities must thoroughly investigate allegations that a government-run family planning scheme was used to sterilize thousands of indigenous and peasant women against their will, Amnesty International said Monday after an investigation […]
Peru has fired its top indigenous affairs official after she reversed an ‘illegal’ decision to allow Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol to enter land inhabited by uncontacted tribes. Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo has been replaced as head […]
A Colombian Army officer charged with multiple civilian killings, known as “false positives,” last month publicly charged the commander of the U.S.-assisted unit – General Javier Fernández Leal – with collaborating in the killings. Fernández Leal has been promoted to chief of joint intelligence for the Colombian military.
(IPS) – Some 200 Wixáritari or Huichol men, women and children travelled 20 hours from western Mexico to the capital to defend their sacred ceremonial sites from silver mining. Dressed in their colourful traditional attire, […]
Source: Against the Current Los ritmos de Pachakuti:Levantamiento y movilización en Bolivia (2000-2005)Raquel Gutiérrez AguilarBajo Tierra Ediciones, D.F., México. 2009. Dispersing Power:Social Movements as Anti-State ForcesRaul Zibechi. Translated by Ramor RyanAK Press, Oakland, 2010, 163 […]
Increasingly unpopular Chilean President Sebastián Piñera approved an initiative seeking to clamp down on student ‘occupations’ by enacting harsher punishments toward those who destroy public property and take over educational institutions.