Source: TeleSUR English Human right advocates in the U.S. are working alongside Salvadorans to end the system of impunity in the Central American country. The University of Washington filed a lawsuit to force the CIA […]
The biggest problem facing a project like the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) is that major investments in infrastructure without strategic definitions can lead to carrying out projects for the sake of carrying them out. This only benefits big business and the large central states of the region, not small countries or communities. […]
“Without our lands, we cease to be a people. Our lands and identities are critical to our lives, our waters, our forests, our culture, our global commons, our territories. For us, the struggle for our territories and our commons and our natural resources is of primary importance to preserve ourselves as a people.” – Miriam Miranda, coordinator of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras […]
Fuente: America Latina en Movimiento El movimiento universitario emergió a la superficie con solidez organizativa, claridad política y con apoyo de una amplia mayoría de la base estudiantil. De esta manera, se ganó la adhesión […]
Ayotzinapa: Necropolitics and the Media as Judge and Jury This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: “http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Ayotzinapa-Necropolitics-and-the-Media-as-Judge-and-Jury-20150926-0009.html”. If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link […]
The impact of the forced disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa normal school cannot be underestimated. It sparked the largest crisis of legitimacy the Mexican government has faced since the war on drugs began in December 2006.
On the night of October 2, 1968, 10 days before the Olympics in Mexico, Mexican security forces opened fire on a student demonstration in Tlatelolco plaza, killing and wounding hundreds of protesters. In a state of complete impunity, nobody from the ruling administration or the military was ever held accountable. Paco Taibo’s brilliant novel Calling All Heroes is placed in the aftermath of the massacre and is about coping with political tragedy.
“Your human rights stops with us,” we were told. That is the essence of a State that is beyond the rule of law. The entire country is being held hostage by a diverse group of tie-wearing and non-tie-wearing gangsters, with weapons and a lot of political influence.