Fear and Resistance on the Border of Trump America

The Caravan Against Fear set out from Sacramento April 10 in eight white vans that carried some fifty people, most of us strangers before the trip. We traced the border from California to Texas and back again, and learned about friendship, solidarity and resistance on the border of Trump America.

Early Dakota Access Pipeline Spill Angers Tribal Chairs

Tribal chairmen decried the newly finished Dakota Access Pipeline when reports surfaced that its first crude oil spill in South Dakota occurred even before the private infrastructure project went into service.

El Salvador, First Latin American Country to Prohibit Mining

The law, which only has 11 articles, prohibits the exploration and exploitation of metals in the country by domestic or foreign companies or persons, and prohibits the use of toxic substances that endanger the health of peasant communities and the environment.

Renegotiating NAFTA for a Living Wage Across Borders

While the union representatives met in Mexico City, in Washington Trump signed two executive orders about commerce. One requires a report on deficits in trade relations that seeks to identify unfair practices and the other orders the application of anti-dumping sanctions. Actually, there is nothing new in either.




Laura Carlsen on the progress and peril for women in Latin America

Laura Carlsen on Trump’s meeting with President Nieto


March 20, 2017

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Laura Carlsen’s contribution for CounterPunch magazine talking about Women-led Movement’s. Read it HERE

March 3, 2017

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Read Laura Carlsen’s article “Trump’s New Initiative Is a Front for Anti-Immigrant Propaganda” on Fortune Magazine here

November 17, 2016

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Laura Carlsen speaks on KPFA about US-Mexico relations under Trump and presidential influence on immigration policy. Listen here