social movements

Civil-society groups urge Mexico to reject renewed attack on asylum

Escrito por  |  19 / September / 2021
Tent camp of migrants at El Chaparral Port of Entry, Tijuana, Mexico - March 2021

More than 70 civil-society organizations have sent a letter to the Mexican government (reprinted below) urging it to refuse to  Continue Reading »

The Exaggerated Death of Mexico’s Drug War

Escrito por  |  9 / August / 2021

If this announcement, like previous ones, is merely a way of marking rhetorical distance from the U.S. government without charting a completely different and sovereign national security policy, we´ll be where we started–with uncontrolled violence in many parts of the country.

A Trarilongko Mapuche in Cuba

Escrito por  |  23 / July / 2021

My ñuke, mother, taught us to bring out the best in ourselves in our fight against hunger: creativity, imagination, solidarity and persistence. These attributes I found in the Cuban people.

Organizational Sign-on Statement on David Castillo trial for murder of Berta Cáceres

Escrito por  |  23 / June / 2021

The March 2, 2016 murder of Honduran indigenous rights defender Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Lenca organization COPINH, provoked indignation in Honduras and around the world. Berta was murdered while supporting Indigenous Lenca communities in opposing the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project that was being advanced through a public limited company created for the project, Desarrollos Enérgeticos S.A. (DESA).

The Paths of Justice for Berta

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2021

On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us who took on the fight for justice pointed out that this act was aimed at stopping the struggle of the Lenca people in defense of the Gualcarque River.

In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

Escrito por  |  21 / June / 2021

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.

Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation

Escrito por  |  8 / June / 2021

his phase of resistance began with a shout of protest against a new policy that would levy taxes on basic products and services, raising the cost of living in a country where unemployment, poverty and inequality are at  unprecedented levels. It has now become a struggle between extermination and emancipation.