Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

Escrito por  |  8 / May / 2020

After six days of fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a Amazonas state hospital, a 15-year-old Yanomami teenage boy died in April 9 from complications caused by the coronavirus. The boy’s death sounded the alarm for Brazil’s Indigenous peoples who now face the fear of the virus alongside the stress of increasing criminal activities and government policies.

Mexican Workers Fight for their Lives on the Border

Escrito por  |  30 / April / 2020

As the COVID-19 coronavirus began walloping Mexico, wildcat strikes by assembly plant workers concerned about their health and their futures rippled across the country during March and April.

Organized indigenous communities and indigenous knowledge can prevent the spread of Covid19

Escrito por  |  13 / April / 2020

With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America, indigenous peoples and communities face the challenges that this disease brings. Faced with government neglect, the absence of social investment in their regions and the lack of access to regional or national hospitals, indigenous people have a serious disadvantage, but our own ancestral knowledge provides forms of protection.

The Day We Made History: International Women’s Day in Mexico City

Escrito por  |  13 / April / 2020

It was the largest and the boldest Women’s Day march in the history of Mexico City. Tens of thousands of women pulsed through the downtown streets, a river of violet mirrored by the jacaranda trees in full spring bloom. Women of all ages, sectors, classes, barrios, schools and political and sexual orientation marched; they filled the streets with their bodies and their cries.

Can Women’s Grassroots Organizing Stop the Rise in Violence Against Women?

Escrito por  |  16 / March / 2020

When four thousand women from forty-nine countries met in a Zapatista community to find ways to end violence against women, we knew what we were up against. Many, if not most, of the women brought with them the scars of gender violence. We also knew we were meeting at a critical and contradictory point in the history of women’s movements–a point when an all-time high in public attention and mobilization coincides with a rise in the violence the movements aim to stop.

Bolsonaro’s Attempt to Remake Brazilian Culture Bogged Down By Scandals

Escrito por  |  15 / March / 2020

Just a few months into the year and the Bolsonaro government is up to it neck in scandals that have stymied its ambitious plans to reshape Brazil’s culture and impose a new conservative ideology based on nationalism, religious fundamentalism and militarism.

Mexico’s Women’s March and Strike Confront Rising Violence

Escrito por  |  5 / March / 2020

This year different Mexican women’s groups organized two actions for the historic conmemoration of March 8, International Women’s Day. The  8M march and the Mar. 19th women’s work stoppage.