Migration Now is a nationwide visual arts collaboration, led by CultureStrike and the JustSeeds Artist Collective, aimed at raising consciousness about immigration issues and the imperative for just and equitable change to the nation’s immigration system.
On October 6, the Guatemalan army gunned down six indigenous protesters in Totonicapán and injured at least 30 more. Thousands had gathered to oppose unpopular government reforms, and while the police held their distance, the military advanced and shot into the crowd. The event was a tragic manifestation of one of the public’s worst fears since President Pérez Molina took office in January 2012: that the Guatemalan armed forces would resort to deadly force in order to repress and silence dissent, an experience all too familiar in the nation´s collective historic memory.
Source: Truthout The year 2012 may have been the United Nation’s International Year of Cooperatives, but 2013 may turn out to be the more historic year for worker-ownership if the Cubans have anything to say […]
More than 400 social organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean will gather on Jan. 25-27 at a Summit of the Peoples called as an alternative to the bi-regional meeting of heads of state and government to be held at the same time in the Chilean capital. […]
Jorge Velazquez struggled to watch the news this week. The news headlines in Guatemala, which has one of highest murder rates in the world, are often enough to upset anyone. But when Jorge recently saw […]
Source: Grassroots International Regional leaders of Grassroots Internationals’ partner UNORCA (the National Union of Autonomous Regional Peasant Organizations) began a hunger strike today to call for a stop to the destruction of Mexican agriculture. The network […]