social movements

“The Government Still Owes Us A Lot”: Earthquake Victims in Colonia Obrera

Escrito por  |  20 / September / 2018

Relatives, friends, neighbors and supporters paid homage to the people who died last year in the earthquake that brought down a building where more than 100 people worked, among them women seamstresses.

“The Emergency Isn’t Over”, the Homeless Commemorate a Year Since the Mexico City Earthquake

Escrito por  |  20 / September / 2018

“As long as one single neighbor is still displaced from their home, the crisis that started with the earthquake continues,” says Gabriel Macías of the Tlalpan United group of neighbors whose apartment complex collapsed in the Sept. 19 quake. Around him crowd dozens of journalists, neighbors and members of the “Topos”, the moles, Mexico City’s volunteer rescue crews.

Argentina’s Dead-End Relationship with the IMF

Escrito por  |  17 / September / 2018

Facing a recession, the Argentine government is renegotiating its stand-by agreement with the IMF, turning Argentina into a scenario of political crisis and growing social mobilization.

Nicaragua–From Revolution to Repression

Escrito por  |  7 / August / 2018

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.

Mexicans Want Change, But Will the System Let Them?

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2018

Mexico will soon have a new president. As millions of Mexicans prepare for what they hope will be a new era, a large part of the ruling class—on both sides of the border—is nervously trying to figure out a way to avoid or co-opt the results of the popular vote.

Disarming Patriarchal Violence

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2018

Nearly a million young people marched for their lives on March 24 in Washington DC and cities throughout the nation. They railed against the fact that in the wealthiest country in the world, youth no longer feel secure in their schools, their neighborhoods and their daily lives, and demonstrated against the politics that promotes the death industry over their survival.

How We Handle Migrations Will Define the 21st Century

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2018

As the humanitarian crisis deepens, states debate between a model of national security and a model of human security. In many countries, racism and xenophobia take over state decision-making bodies. And tragedies multiply every day.