Source: Al Jazeera New laws cozy up to big mining companies and give police impunity in quelling eco-protests This December, Peru will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference, during which representatives from 194 countries […]
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the southern United States earlier this month has led to widespread public outrage around issues of race, class and police brutality. Despite this unusual bipartisan agreement in Washington over the dangers of a militarized police force, there appears to be no extension of this concern to rising U.S. support for militarized law enforcement in other countries.
The School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2000, is an enduring propagator of the National Security Doctrine and militarization in Latin America. The training and accompanying political support of repressive security forces throughout the world has contributed to the alarming militarization of the domestic U.S. police force. […]
The campesinos of the Texmelucan valley in Puebla, Mexico, depend on the land for their livelihood. Their cultures and identities spring from these rich volcanic soils in the foothills of mount Popcatepetl and mount Izatacihutl. Yet, this all could be lost with the construction of a new highway that threatens to forcibly displace them from their land.
We must unmask false development and challenge the world powers involved … We are under occupation right now. We have been through many types of invasions but this is one where the main actors are transnational corporations.
Source: Truthout The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this women are […]
Source: The Guardian Unlimited Latin America NGO director Omaira Bolaños explains the barriers to getting women’s voices heard in climate change talks How is deforestation and climate change affecting the lives of indigenous women? Women […]
Source: CISPES On July 31, El Salvador’s National Legislative Assembly passed a package of tax reforms aimed at shifting the fiscal burden from the nation’s poor majority to the wealthy elite and easing the country’s […]