social movements

Temer’s Dilemma

Escrito por  |  24 / July / 2017

Despite some encouraging signs in the economy, Brazil’s president Michel Temer faces an abysmal approval rating as the entire political class—and the president himself- continues to be embroiled in corruption scandals.

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

NAFTA’s impact on small-scale agriculture in Mexico and an Agenda for Reforms.

Hope Springs from the People’s Summit

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2017

There were many hundreds of young people who traveled from all over the country to be part of the People’s Summit. To be part of the change, because NO is not enough.

Refugees: Caught Between Violence and Persecution

Escrito por  |  19 / May / 2017

This viacrucis, or Stations of the Cross, was made up of about 300 migrants, including women and children, who traveled through Mexico, ending up in Mexico City. According to one of its communiqués, its fundamental purpose is “to escape the southern border, which has condemned many people without papers to precarious work, discrimination and the absence of state protection.”

Fear and Resistance on the Border of Trump America

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2017

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

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2017

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.

On May Day, Protestors Show Transnational Unity As Tensions Heighten

Escrito por  |  16 / May / 2017

May Day is a transnational event in the Paso del Norte borderlands of El Paso-Ciudad Juarez-southern New Mexico. At this year’s demonstrations, U.S. and Mexican activists joined together to denounce Trump administration immigration policies, current and looming wars, Peña Nieto administration economic and labor reforms, femicides, the forced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students, attacks on workers, and Mexico’s pending internal security law.