Operation Condor on Trial in Argentina

March 7, 2013 Marcela Valente 0

Under Operation Condor, as the coordination between the military dictatorships in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay was known, opponents of the regimes were tracked down, kidnapped, tortured, transferred across borders and killed – including guerrilla fighters, political activists, trade unionists, students, priests, journalists or mothers demanding to know what had happened to their missing sons and daughters.


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Venezuela: Adiós Presidente

March 7, 2013 Clifton Ross 0

It may be difficult for North Americans to grasp the loss Venezuelans are feeling over the death of President Hugo Chávez since we have no comparable experience in our entire history. I called a friend […]

Venezuela With and Beyond Chavez

March 6, 2013 Dario Azzellini 0

“Chávez was one of us”, say the poor from the barrios in Caracas, the people throughout Latin America, and Bronx residents together with probably two million poor people in the US, who now have free heating thanks to the Chávez government. Sean Penn said on Chávez: “Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion.” These are sad days.


Chávez and the Dream for a Better World

March 6, 2013 Michael Fox 0

For members of Venezuela’s grassroots movements, Chávez meant the hope of a better life, and the means to organize to accomplish it. “Chávez is like a guide. Chávez is a door—the door for the struggles that we want to carry out,” said Iraida Morocoima, of Venezuela’s Urban Land Committees in 2009, “But on the other side of that door are the people.”


“Beyond Walls and Cages”: Liberating the Immigration Debate

March 5, 2013 David L. Wilson 0

Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis, an anthology of articles by a mix of some 40 activists and academics published in December 2012, is a serious effort to take the discussion on immigration outside its prescribed limits. Unlike most treatments of the topic, the book questions the basic concepts and considers immigration policy historically and in relation to incarceration policies and neoliberal economics. Most importantly, the contributors discuss ways to talk about these issues with a broader public.


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