An Interview with Maria Gabriela Blanco, Alianza sexo-género diversa revolucionaria (Revolutionary Alliance of Sex-Gender, and Diversity, ASGDRe) Under Hugo Chávez, there have been many gains in the struggle for liberation, including for lesbians, gays, bisexuals […]
Source: Global Alternatives Rafael Correa, the president of one of South America’s smallest countries with almost 15 million inhabitants is taking a dramatic stand against Great Britain, Sweden and the United States by granting political […]
Andres Torres Checa, a spokesperson for ITAM University in Mexico City, tells how the movement snowballed. “It started out as an act of solidarity with the Ibero students, but it soon became about much more. . . The movement just grew, we were 20 universities then 90, Torres says. “Now we are over 120 universities from all over Mexico.” The movement’s influence has not only gotten people out into the street calling for greater political transparency, it has played an active role in way the elections were held.
Source: Cultural Survival In what is deemed an extensive media ruse, the government of Mexico announced in July that they would be extending a total of 75,000 hectares to what they’ve called a National Mining […]
A high-level court suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Amazon’s Xingu River yesterday, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project. The decision concludes that the Brazilian Constitution and ILO Convention 169, to which Brazil is party, require that Congress can only authorize the use of water resources for hydroelectric projects after an independent assessment of environmental impacts and subsequent consultations with affected indigenous peoples.
Source: USLEAP A long-running struggle by General Motors workers in Colombia garnered new attention last week when five workers went on a hunger strike to protest the company’s firing of sick workers, sewing their lips […]