Joëlle Vitiello is a professor of French and Francophone studies at Macalester College in St. Paul. She also studies Haitian literature, and happened to be in Port-au-Prince on January 12, an eyewitness to the recent earthquake in Haiti. Upside Down World interviewed Vitiello about her experiences during the earthquake, the aftermath, and what the future of Haiti now looks like.
Indigenous Group Links Attack to Resistance to US Mining Company Source: The Media Co-op An Indigenous group in Northern Colombia that suffered a bomb attack on Sunday is claiming that the bombing is linked to […]
Thirty high school diploma programs are in progress in refurbished factories and neighborhoods where unemployment groups are still in operation. They serve adults that were not able to complete their secondary education, testifying to the fact that the cycle of protest has not ended, although its forms and methods of action have changed.
As the story of the tragedy in Haiti continues to unfold, the spotlight seems to have turned away from the aid and the tragedy itself, and instead now largely focuses on the U.S. military aid effort. Doctors Without Borders and the director of French aid have both complained that the U.S. military has impeded the progress of the relief mission. Regardless of what troop increases may represent, it undoubtedly highlights a problematic trend in development aid effort; aid is often militarized.
Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber interview Carlos Danilo Amador, General Secretary of the Regional Environmental Committee of the Valle de Siria, about Canadian Mining and resistance in Honduras.
Source: New American Media Drone aircraft are increasingly engaged in counterdrug missions over South American jungles and Mexican cities. The drones represent the latest high-tech escalation of Latin America’s anti-drug efforts. Unlike the U.S. military’s […]
(IPS) – Environmental activists in El Salvador allege that managers of a gold mine owned by a Canadian corporation are implicated in the murders of three anti-mining activists. The killings took place between June and […]