Source: NACLA In past weeks, the governments of Ecuador and Bolivia moved to shut down or expel major NGOs (non-government organizations) that work on issues of the environment, extractivism, and indigenous rights. In Ecuador, the Ministry […]
“Peace is still far away from our community,” says Jesús Emilio Tuberquia, with his calm, deep peasant farmer’s voice, staring intensely as he speaks. Jesús Emilio is one of the leaders of San José de […]
Following Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001, the country leaned heavily on mining and large-scale agribusiness (especially soy) to reinvigorate its ailing economy. The expansion of these industries requires the accumulation of new lands and the violent displacement of rural communities. Many farmers and indigenous communities don’t have titles to their lands, leaving them vulnerable to displacement or criminal charges for squatting.
(IPS) – Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished since automotive and tech companies moved their production across […]
Did a bloody confrontation over land rights lead to a coup against the country’s former President Fernando Lugo? Source: Al Jazeera In 2012, Paraguay’s then left-wing President Fernando Lugo was ousted from office after being […]
Harsha Walia carefully outlines her theory of border imperialism, but she doesn’t stop there the way an academic or journalist might. Instead, she dedicates the bulk of the text to reflection and to proposals around what makes for meaningful activism in this context. Undoing Border Imperialism lays out a compelling definition of the concept of border imperialism, and then takes readers through concrete experiences of how it can be challenged and dismantled.