Argentina: Rural Slavery at Time of Record Earnings

March 18, 2011 Marcela Valente 0

Crowded into precarious mud-floored dorms or sheet-metal trailers or forced to live in tents of plastic sheeting, with neither piped water nor electricity, after working 14-hour days: these are the harsh conditions faced by hundreds of thousands of rural workers in Argentina despite bumper crops and record earnings for agribusiness.


We Have Everything And Lack Everything: In Mexico, Community Police Resist Mining Companies

March 15, 2011 Pedro Flores 0

After state police massacred 39 campesinos in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero in 1995, community members decided to start their own police force comprised of volunteers. In 1998, in addition to patrolling and detaining suspected criminals, the communities began their own justice and community reeducation program to deal with offenders. Now they are using their community power to resist transnational mining companies invading their land and communities.


Hip-Hop Lives on in Venezuela

March 15, 2011 Lainie Cassel 0

This short video documents a hip-hop school in the large and overcrowded barrio of La Vega in the hillsides of Caracas, Venezuela. Filmed in the months of July and August in 2010, it features interviews and performances by those involved in the school known as EPATU (Popular School for the Arts and Urban Traditions). […]

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