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Guatemala: The Hope for an Endless Mine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Einbinder   
Tuesday, 12 August 2008 06:24
ImageArgued by critics as the next wave of land theft and imperialism, foreign controlled mining activity in Guatemala has increased from practically nothing ten years ago into massive concessions—equaling 10 percent or more of the entire country—giving nearly unlimited exploitative rights to the corporations.
Ruta Pacifica: Colombian Women Against Violence PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Willis Garcés   
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 02:10
ImageAlejandra Miller Restrepo, Cauca regional coordinator of Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres, talks about this thirteen-year-old movement of Colombian women against violence. The group is famous for groundbreaking direct actions joining campesino, black, indigenous and urban women in massive mobilizations or "rutas," often held in locations controlled by armed groups who target women.
People's Power: Participatory Budgeting from Brazil to Chicago PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jesse Freeston   
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:59

For more than 20 years, the people of Porto Alegre, Brazil have been directly determining how the city spends it's money. Chicago's 49th Ward became the first US community to adopt the practice in 2009, and is now repeating the process.

On Presidents and Precedents: Implications of the Honduran Coup PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joseph Shansky   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 03:24
ImageThe Nov.  29 election passed with predictable results. For most Hondurans, Election Day in Honduras was never seen as a turning point. Rather, it followed a familiar rhetoric that democracy can be always gained, or restored, in the ballot box. That this simple action could clean up the violent elimination of democratic order is a profound lie.
Colombia and Mexico: Drug War Capitalism PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dawn Paley   
Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:34

In both the United States and Canada there have been sustained grassroots efforts to spotlight the unjust mass incarceration and criminalization of poor people, and especially poor people of color, for drug-related arrests. But there has been too little analysis about the reasons behind and mechanisms of this war, and its economic impact on Mexico and beyond.

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