The city of Rio de Janeiro’s public safety policy figures prominently among the Brazilian government’s public agenda. It involves flooding specific areas with military police to the point of occupying state schools.
“How did Argentina survive their economic crisis?”; “Are they doing better now?”; “What happened to the factory takeovers?”; “Did millions of people really participate in the barter network? Did they actually invent new money?” These are some of the many questions I have been asked by Greeks, especially over the past few weeks, related to their economic crisis and the potential for self-organization and survival.
Source: Cultural Survival The Tolupanes of Yoro in central Honduras have become major actors in the massive protests and demonstrations that have been filling the streets of Honduran cities for weeks. Revelations that Honduran government […]
Shortly after the US pushed to overturn the 2010 election, the agency gave a political movement backing Martelly $100K Source: Al Jazeera The U.S. Agency for International Development gave nearly $100,000 to a Haitian political […]
Beginning as an elite construction rather than a popular attitude, the widespread vilification of Haitians began under the brutal Trujillo dictatorship. Source: NACLA On Wednesday June 17, the deadline for Haitian immigrants and people of […]
Lula is trying to break away from “his” Workers Party (PT) and the government he helped to elect, and to establish itself as a leader outraged by corruption and the Brazilian political crisis. If the […]
Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Federal prosecutor Thais Santi announced that legal action would be taken “in the next few weeks” against Norte Energía, the company building the dam, on the argument that its initiatives to squelch indigenous resistance amount to ethnocide.