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17.09.2017

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

By SEBASTIÁN ORTEGA 11 September 2017 for openDemocracy The Indigenous Territorial Emergency Law, which restrains legal evictions and prevents native communities from losing their ancestral lands expires in November. There are about 1500 communities in danger. This article is being been published as part of the partnership between Cosecha… »

03.09.2017

250 thousand people demand that Santiago Maldonado appears alive

250 thousand people demand that Santiago Maldonado appears alive

Photos by Javier Martínez Argentina is shaken by the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, which occurred on August 1st in the province of Chubut, in Argentine Patagonia, while participating in a protest of the Mapuche indigenous community Pu Lof in Resistencia de Cushamen. Since August 2, demands to know his… »

27.08.2017

The FARC arrives at Congress to become a political party

The FARC arrives at Congress to become a political party

By ¡PACIFISTA! 25 August 2017 in association with DemocraciaAbierta-openDemocracy This Sunday, more than a thousand delegates of the Farc will gather in Bogotá to discuss its future, including the new political party’s name and what it will stand for. “Excited to return to… »

17.08.2017

Venezuela’s struggle is also ours

Venezuela’s struggle is also ours

By JEREMY FOX 15 August 2017 for openDemocracyUK Where, exactly, is the pressure on British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to condemn the Venezuelan government coming from? “… the newspaper that started to tell the truth now exists to prevent the truth being told.” (G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy, 1908) Hard to… »

15.08.2017

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence is in Colombia today for his first stop in a regional tour, where he and the Trump administration are facing widespread opposition to President Trump’s threat of launching a possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. President Donald Trump: “We have many options for Venezuela. And, by… »

12.08.2017

Venezuela Under Threat Of Imperialist Military Intervention: Stand In Solidarity

Venezuela Under Threat Of Imperialist Military Intervention: Stand In Solidarity

By Farooque Chowdhury The Empire’s unhappy mood with Venezuela is old news. It is now showing its teeth to the Latin American nation. It’s now talking in military terms. The mainstream media including the AP, CNN and Miami Herald said in one of their latest dispatches: Mr. Donald Trump, the… »

11.08.2017

Singing for Survival

Singing for Survival

By Maxine Lowy* Women in Chile are are challenging gender-based violence through song, continuing a national tradition of music as a tool of social justice and human rights. In mid-May 2016, in the chilly hours before dawn, a young woman was found lying unconscious on a pavement in Coyhaique, a… »

10.08.2017

The Auspicious Meeting of Pachamama and Gaia

The Auspicious Meeting of Pachamama and Gaia

By Leonardo Boff I want to introduce a book that will be published soon in Brazil: Pachamama and the Human Being, (La Pachamama y el ser humano, Ediciones Colihue, 2012) by Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, well known in Brazil’s judicial circles. Zaffaroni is a distinguished Argentinean magistrate, a member of the… »

07.08.2017

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

By Andrea Vale Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.’ It was therefore both surprising and understandable that the… »

25.07.2017

A 42-Year Quest for Truth and Justice in Chile

A 42-Year Quest for Truth and Justice in Chile

By Maxine Lowy* In the hours before New Year’s Eve 1975, sociology student and Socialist Party member Jaime Robotham was walking with his friend Claudio Thauby along Santiago’s Providencia neighborhood, when agents of the repressive DINA police drove past, saw them, violently apprehended them and… »

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