Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen
The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash for them.
Written on October 15, 2018 at 11:51 am
Laura Carlsen talks to Jesus Vargas, a leader of the student movement who was at the demonstration when the army attacked on Oct. 2. Jesus recounts the terror of that day, how the movement regrouped and his work for social justice.
Written on October 4, 2018 at 12:22 am
Tags: Mexico; North America
The current government of Argentina has waged a fierce fight against the Mapuche who defend their territory with assassinations, political imprisonment and criminalization of defenders of the land.
Written on September 14, 2018 at 4:12 pm
Tags: SOUTH AMERICA
Claudia is not the first migrant murdered by the Border Patrol, nor will she be the last. The Border Patrol kills people with impunity in the name of “border security”.
Written on August 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm
The bloodshed in Nicaragua today is the brutal repression unleashed by autocratic power in response to a popular uprising. The international community has a responsibility to denounce it.
Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:26 am
Free and fair elections are a critical component of a real democracy and citizens have long fought for the right to vote and to have their vote counted. Less recognized is that the right to vote is not just the right to elect representatives. It’s a human right.
Written on July 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm
In Mexico the people won. The decision of the vast majority was expressed and respected. If this election signified the empowerment of the people in the electoral process, what comes next?
Recent Comments by Laura Carlsen
- October 4, 2016 on Report Exposes Anti-Union Practices and Poor Labor Conditions in Mexico’s Electronics Industry
- August 25, 2016 on How Brexit Affects Latin America
- March 30, 2016 on The Voice of Berta Cáceres
- October 23, 2015 on Mexico’s Epidemic of Violence Against Women
- September 24, 2015 on “This is Just Beginning”