social movements

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

Maquiladora Workers, the Missing Faces in the NAFTA Renegotiation

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2017

Low wages paid to Mexican workers continue to be a contentious issue as the three-way talks for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) proceed.

In Mexico City, First an Earthquake, Then a Social Uprising

Escrito por  |  29 / September / 2017

Ten days after the earthquake that shook Mexico City, the official death toll is 358 dead throughout the country, with 217 in Mexico City alone. Thousands of people are coming to the aid of strangers, and an almost-forgotten sense of community has arisen in one of the world’s largest cities.

Sanders Outlines Vision of a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2017

The most unique aspect of the Sanders speech was his focus on global inequality, a glaring phenomenon that is rarely discussed by U.S. politicians. He called out not only the banks and the oil companies, but also U.S. arms companies that have too often used their influence to distort U.S. foreign policy in ways that make war more likely.

Somber Mexico City March Commemorates Ayotzinapa Anniversary

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2017

Tuesday marked three years since the search began for the 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. Meanwhile dozens of families marked one week searching for their loved ones trapped in collapsed buildings after the September 19th earthquake.

Photo Essay: Ayotzinapa, Three Years Later

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2017

Three years since 43 students were forcibly disappeared by the state and eight days since a powerful earthquake struck Mexco City, Mexicans marched in honor and in mourning of those lost.

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.