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How Misguided Financial Policy Strengthens the Right-Wing (tags)
Capitalism has shown how democratic processes can be easily evaded. The Chicago boys carried out their radical reform program that was known as shock therapy. This included dismantling social state structures, opening the market to foreign investors and shattering unions
The Shortwave Report 04/01/16 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio .
US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America (tags)
Facade of Diplomacy Masks Same Old US Latin American Policy (tags)
Je Sus Chavez! (tags)
Argentina's Christina Fernandez de Kirshner's UN Address (tags)
Beyond Development: Alternative Visions from Latin America, 198 pp (tags)
An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End (tags)
There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.
"Pope Francis thinks politically" (tags)
"We are a society that has forgotten to cry and to sympathize. The globalization of indifference robs us of the ability to cry." Full of wisdom, the new pope says: "The greatness of a society is measured by how it treats the neediest." Modern society is barbaric, bloodless and cruel.
Snowden and Latin America Expose Washington (tags)
One of America’s genuine heroes, Major General Smedley D Butler revealed in his memoirs the true, abhorrent nature of Washington’s foreign policy. Butler had led countless military operations in Central America and the Caribbean as a US Marines Corp commander in the era of «gunboat diplomacy» during the early 1900s. Years after his retirement, he spoke out candidly and ruefully of his highly decorated military service in a book entitled War is a Racket. Here is how Butler characterized with unsparing words his service for country in 1935, five years before his death:
Targeting Foreign Leaders: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
State Department Debunks Iranian Latin American Terrorism Links (tags)
Brazilians Demand Social Justice (tags)
State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)
°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"
Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)
Chavismo Lives! (tags)
Venezuela's Future (tags)
Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui (tags)
* Rafael Uzcategui is a member of the group that publishes the anarchist newspaper El Libertario in Caracas (Venezuela). As antimilitarist, he is also a member of the War Resisters’ International and works in a Venezuelan human rights NGO called Provea. He is author of the books “Heart of Ink” and “Venezuela: Revolution as Spectacle” in which he reports the so-called Bolivarian process of Chavez and the true face of his “revolutionary” government. Taking advantage of his conference tour in Germany, we interviewed Rafael for the magazine Gai Dao.
Cooperatives and the Good Life (tags)
The rights of businesses in exploiting resources end in the rights of nature according to the constitution of the bien vivir. This understanding of the person-nature relation surpasses the rationalist model of rule over nature realized in capitalism's globalized praxis. Art 395 of Ecuador's constitution affirms sustainability.
Failure in Cartagena (tags)
CELAC: A Washington-Controlled OAS Alternative (tags)
President Hugo Chávez, backed by South American Presidents, Condemns the Attack on Libya (tags)
"Oppressed people around the world have only recently begun to unite in opposition to empire as awareness of the horror grows. In North Africa and the Middle East it began as a revolt against US backed dictators in Tunisia, then Egypt and spread to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. In South America the rebellion grew out of the Bolivarian Revolution, spreading over the last decade from Venezuela to other Latin American states. Tonight, behind President Chavez' condemnation of the monster on VTV, Venezuela National Radio and TeleSur, Venezuelans have gathered en masse in Caracas and at the US and French embassies to declare their rebellion against the imperial war on the sovereign state of Libya."
Missiles and Air strikes vs Libya, A Warning to Latin America (tags)
The latest US/NATO missiles and air strikes in Libya is not only directed to the North African country was a dire warning to Latin American nations specifically Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia that they will suffer the same American response if they dare to defy the Imperialist gods. The Alliance-Philippines believe that it is not a coincidence that the air and missile strikes were announced while US president Barack Obama while he was in Brazil. Obama announced the US action while on the first leg of the Latin American tour. He said the US-NATO attacks was a response to Libyan Omar Gaddafi's attack against his people.
Latin American Nations Pledge for Peace in Libya (tags)
"For its part, ALBA member states also articulated their unanimous opposition to intervention on the part of the United States in the Libyan conﬂict. According to its published statement, the regional alliance, “categorically rejects any intervention from NATO or any foreign power in Libya as well as any attempt to take advantage…of the tragic situation in order to justify a war of conquest of the energy and water resources which are the patrimony of the Libyan people.”
Dancing With Dynamite --An interview with Ben Dangl (tags)
Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News this week while touring the SF Bay Area with his new book Dancing With Dynamite (AK Press), author Benjamin Dangl argues that “because South American social movements have been so successful in the past decade, I think it is important to learn and understand what’s been successful and to apply those strategies and tactics here, where we are facing very similar challenges.”
Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)
"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."
Last Chance for Venezuela's Revolution? (tags)
The pulse of the revolution grows faint. Extreme measures are needed, since the extremely poor living conditions of most Venezuelans demand it. They are tired of the government taking half actions. Tired of the same super-rich oligarchy dominating the economy, which creates the horrendous inequality that overshadows Venezuelan society. If the revolution is not quickly pushed to the left, it will be strangled by the right. For all the positive things Chavez has accomplished as President, he is in danger of becoming another Salvador Allende -- a martyr whose death ushered in a right-wing dictatorship.
Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)
Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent
Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)
"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country. In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.” In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.” In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."
Failed Washington-Sponsored Ecuadorean Coup Attempt (tags)
another Obama coup attempt
Venezuela Votes (tags)
Chavez wins a parliamentary majority
An Appeal to Bolivia: Withdraw from the U.N. Occupying Force in Haiti (tags)
Members of Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, GWS/LA and the weekly vigil for Haiti visited the Bolivian Consulate in L.A. Their concern: Bolivia's ongoing participation in the U.N. force that's been occupying Haiti since the 2004 coup which removed the democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The recent earthquake has been used as an excuse to further militarize most aspects of Haitian society, say sources on the ground there.
SOA Watch Call to Action (tags)
A Call to Action for the SOA Watch November vigil in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Liberation Theology (tags)
Theology of liberation understands itself as an historical and contextual theology, an alternative to European theology which is an imperialist theology for Latin American peoples. Liberation theology emphasizes structurally anchored sins like oppression and impunity.
Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)
"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."
Abandoning Capitalism (tags)
The sociologist Dr. Atilio Boron, professor of political theory at the University of Buenos Aires, is an internationally known radical political author. UNESCO awarded him the “International Jose Marti prize” on July 17, 2009
System Change instead of Climate Change (tags)
Capitalism and the resource policy of industrial states are responsible for the increasing destruction of the environment and the dangerous warming of the global climate. The members of ALBA set a fixed date for their new currency system
Elections in Honduras: Whitewashing a Path to a Past of Horrors (tags)
"Except that it’s probably the beginning of a story. One that we thought had been left to rest in Latin America years and years ago. One of fear and repression and deaths and disappearances. We know the litany all too well, and we remember the names of its thousands of victims each November. This year we had to add too many new names from Honduras. And, if our government chooses to recognize these elections, this massive whitewash, I fear that many more names will be read from the stage in front of Ft. Benning next year. And perhaps not just from Honduras."
THERE IS A DECEPTION FLAVOR WITH FOREIGN POLICY OF OBAMA ... (tags)
The foreign policy of Obama for Latin America is inexistent or ineffective.
BTL:Obama Breaks with Latin America on Overturning Honduran Coup (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
25th Latin America Encuentro-Empire v. Democracy (tags)
25th Latin America Encuentro EMPIRE vs. DEMOCRACY: From Guatemala to Honduras
Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Committee-Southern California Unit and MIA, Mujeres Iniciando en las Américas 10/17/2009 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Church of Long Beach
November Action to Shut The School of Assassins in Georgia (tags)
November 20 bus ride to join tens of thousands from around the world to change US foreign policy, rally, conference, vigil, peaceful protest and shut down the School of Assassins.
The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs (tags)
"The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs." The fact that the justification is even offered is remarkable. Suppose, for example, that Colombia, or China, or many others claimed the right to establish military bases in Mexico to implement their programs to eradicate tobacco in the U.S., by fumigation in North Carolina and Kentucky, interdiction by sea and air forces, and dispatch of inspectors to the U.S. to ensure it was eradicating this poison-which is, in fact, far more lethal even than alcohol, which in turn is far more lethal than cocaine or heroin, incomparably more than cannabis. The toll of tobacco use is truly fearsome, including "passive smokers" who are seriously affected though they do not use tobacco themselves. The death toll overwhelms the lethal effects of other dangerous substances."
Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble - Yoshi's Oakland You Tube Video (tags)
Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble - Aug. 25, Yoshi's Oakland You Tube Video - The video of Milo's Moment is now available for those of you interested in seeing part of the live performance by Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at Yoshi's on August 25, 2009. Check it out!
THE NEW LATIN AMERICA FOR NOAM CHOMSKY (tags)
Interview of Noam Chomsky
Declaration about the Situation in Honduras by ALBA Member Countries in the OAS (tags)
"We add our voice to the regional, national, and world organisations and institutions that have expressed their rejection of these barbaric acts that the coup leaders and supporters have committed in Honduras. We demand an end to the repression, a definite suspension of the curfew, respect of the inviolability of the Brazilian diplomatic headquarters, and the immediate and unconditional restitution of President Zelaya to his functions as Constitutional and Democratic President of Honduras."
What Some US Reporters Don't Get About Brazil and the Honduras Crisis (tags)
"The international community demands that Mr Zelaya immediately return to the presidency of his country and must be alert to ensure the inviolability of Brazil's diplomatic mission in the capital of Honduras." The United Nations isn't likely to ignore Lula's plea. As a body, it owes Brazil heavily for its leadership of UN Peacekeeping forces in Haiti, and also for its unique role as a respected organizer and spokes-country of "developing world" states as a force for global social and economic justice. Wealthier nations, meanwhile, from the US to China to Europe, are greatly dependent (or would like to be more so) on the gigantic consumer market that is Brazil. In eight short years, Lula has greatly risen Brazil's status and respect across the globe by playing these factors upon each other very shrewdly."
Blase Bonpane Denounces U.S. Support of Honduran Coup (tags)
Blase Bonpane, who's been fighing the good fight against U.S. militarism and imperialism for over 40 years, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego September 8 and said the recent coup in Honduras couldn't have happened without the approval of the U.S. government and corporations. He reviewed America's long history of direct intervention in Latin America in general and Honduras in particular, and said the U.S. backed the Honduran coup now as an attack on the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), organized by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez as a network of Latin American countries with Leftist governments who want to be out from under the thumb of oligarchs, corporate elites, international bankers and local militaries trained at the infamous School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Playing the ‘Anti-Semitism’ Card Against Venezuela (tags)
"Although the arrests helped ease the anxieties of Venezuela’s Jewish community, the international media pressed on with the storyline of a politically motivated attack. The very week that the Venezuelan Israelite Association issued a statement praising the swift and successful investigation, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled “Mr. Chavez vs. the Jews,” which again blamed the robbery on the government, or, more specifically, on an ugly comment left on a “pro-government Web site,” demanding “that citizens ‘publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park’ and called for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, seizures of Jewish-owned property and a demonstration at Caracas’s largest synagogue.”4 The editorial concluded that the synagogue was then “duly attacked.”5 The idea that the sacking of the Caracas synagogue was based purely on anti-Semitism has persisted, even showing up in a recent piece authored by two academics in the high-brow Boston Review. The authors claim the attack is a sign of “state-directed anti-Semitism.”
Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)
"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."
Global Depression and Regional Wars - Part II (tags)
continued imperial plunder
Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider (tags)
"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."
Global Depression and Regional Wars (tags)
economic hard times and wars
Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President (tags)
" I don’t worry or weep for Latin America or Honduras. The people united will never be defeated, and our authentic journalists, myself included, will be there alongside them reporting their every step in community organizing and civil resistance to win back what basic democratic principles establish is rightfully theirs. It really doesn't matter how much money or oxygen Washington gives to the Honduras coup regime: that baby is going down, and will go down hard, at the hands of an organized people."
Will Venezuelan Destabilization Follow the Honduran Coup? (tags)
Obama targets Chavez
Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela (tags)
The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the “dictatorial” Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy “coincidentally” matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.
Former U.S. Ambassador Roger Noriega hired to push Honduran putsch agenda (tags)
"On one side are foreign oligarchs seeking to cloak their self-interested pecuniary agenda under the mantle of U.S. national security and from that concealed, disingenuous platform are working to trump even democracy. On the other side, in the streets of Honduras, and from below all across the Americas, are the forces of authentic democracy, fighting back the only way they can — with their hearts, minds and the blood of their convictions. Stay tuned …."
Isolated and discredited 2 - the US in Latin America (tags)
"But no matter how hard they try on the masks of agreeableness, their arrogance, hubris and infatuation with US military power seep out all over the place. Barack Obama's aspiration to reclaim US leadership in Latin America means not just maintaining US military presence in the region but boosting it. For example, in Colombia the US is currently negotiating not one but five extra military bases. " How many more coups if we allow this one to go forward?
Lobbyist Lanny Davis Seeks a Rematch with Obama over Honduras Coup (tags)
"And Zelaya is right. Playing along with such talks with an illegitimate coup regime any longer than they've gone on already would be folly. Diplomacy is for dealing with legitimate governments, not for criminals and terrorists. And, Mr. President, even if that story blows over in the news media, because Honduras is a relatively small country, you just know that if the Honduras coup succeeds in remaining in power that other military generals in other Latin American countries are going to take it as a green light to do the same. And when that happens, the next coup - in Bolivia, perhaps? El Salvador? Nicaragua? Or completing the circle from 1955, Guatemala, Señor Presidente? - will be known far and wide as “Obama’s coup,” because your administration will then be accurately perceived as having not lowered the boom – in all the economic, political and judicial ways that everybody knows you can and must do - on its predecessor. Worse, they’ll say you got beat by Lanny Davis. They’ll even say that kooky Lanny fellow was right about you in 2008. Those are his chips on the card table. Now show us yours. ----- Most Damning: Many will come to see that that (facilitate the coups) was what you were "hired" to do?" General Joe
Latin America is exploding in protest/organizing (tags)
"Part of this hemispheric awakening is being fostered by independent media artists/sources who you can easily follow."
Compromising Democracy in Honduras (tags)
Can a solution to the crisis in Honduras — itself the result of a military coup — be “mediated,” where on one side sit coup leaders and on the other a democratically elected but ousted President? Does any “middle ground” exist? Of course not. If President Zelaya unconditionally returns to finish his term in office, democracy will be restored; anything short of that will have democracy “compromised” into its opposite.
OC Education Not Incarceration Community Forum (tags)
End Criminilization of Youth, of People of Color! Of our communities! En El Condado de la Naranja, and abroad!!! ICE/Migra versus Workers, OC Police abuse, harassment, and Beating and Killing of Mothers, Fathers, youth, Unarmed Residents and Citizens, Cutting Jobs, Education, and Healthcare while Funding More Wars, More Overthrows of Democracies in Mexico and Latin America; More bottomless bailouts for banks, insurances, and war and violence companies, while more people lose healthcare access as their taxes build more Prisons and Prison Healthcare. End Genocide in the hood!!!
The Significance of Washington's Coup Attempt in Honduras (tags)
There should be no doubt about the U.S. decisive role behind the now-crumbling military coup in Honduras. As commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, the blame for this intervention lies solely on President Obama. The White House, however, would like you to believe that they attempted to convince the Honduran military not to intervene. Rubbish.
Honduras-The CIA Never Quits (tags)
The United States has intervened many times in Latin America and this is just the latest coup by the CIA there.
Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky (tags)
Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.
Documentary Heart of the Factory (tags)
Hi, we are Virna and Ernesto from Argentina. We are pleased to inform you that the DVD of our new documentary Heart of the Factory, is now available.
Chaos as Usual (tags)
In our collective helplessness, we seek salvation in the transcendental empire of the inexplicable. "How could it be?" becomes the self-defense to forget our miserable social existence.. The economic has taken society hostage.
BTL:Obstacles Stand in Way of Thaw in U.S. - Cuban and Venezuelan Relations (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)
At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…
Guatemala and other central American countries becoming more violent than Mexico (tags)
Two armed U.S. DEA helicopters intercepted and fired on a smugglers operating from a light aircraft in far eastern Honduras, causing the aircraft to crash killing the lone pilot
AJLPP HAILS CHAVEZ VICTORY (tags)
The AJLPP learned from media sources that Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection indefinitely.With 94% of votes counted, the National Electoral Commission said "yes" votes outnumbered "no" by nearly 1 million, 54.3% to 45.7%.The AJLPP hailed Chavez victory as a victory for the people of Latin America and all countries that want to be independent and self-determined.
Help us stop Sweden's Tennis match with Israel (tags)
Latin Americans living i Sweden demand in a statement i that the Swedish Tennis Association suspends a Davis Cup match with Israel scheduled for march 6th trough 8th. You can sign it too.
The Long March of the Cuban Revolution (tags)
In 1960, C. Wright Mills warned Americans that the revolution in Cuba was the start of a wider process that would spread to Latin America and the third world. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, practically anyone can see that our continent has begun a new era...
Understanding the origin of public insecurity (tags)
* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.
III-the International Crisis WS Report (tags)
The Master in Economics and official of the Ecuadorian Central Bank, March Naranjo Chiriboga, asked help from the Mercosur countries, mainly from Brazil, to overcome the global financial crisis. He believes that Ecuador, which has no own currency and uses the U.S. dollar for internal commercial transactions, will feel the results of crisis in a more pronounced way and will be one of the most affected countries in Latin America.
Sharp drop in migrants’ money transfers from US (tags)
Mexico depends on migrants' remittances for eight percent of its Gross Domestic Product compared to 12 percent in Guatemala and no less than 18 percent of El Salvador's GDP. And these are the official statistics, which do not include US dollars passing the US border under car mats.
Targeting Hugo Chavez (tags)
The dominant media assault continues
New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
Bush continues to target Chavez.
The Tribute to Don White and Racism in LA (tags)
The long tribute to Companero Don White last August 10th at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church went well except it was filled with Latin American machismo and had racist undertones. It was a deliberate attempt to overlook a specific race- the Asian American Pacific Islander (API) communities which Don White worked well while he was alive.
The August 10 Tribute to Don White (tags)
he long tribute to Companero Don White last August 10th at the Emmanauel Presbyterian Church went well except it was filled Latin American machismo. It was a deliberate attempt to overlook a specific race- the Asian American Pacific Islander (API) communities which Don White worked well while he was alive.
Hugo Chavez Spearheads the South American Revolution (tags)
How Venezuela is leading the revolutionary integration of South America
ALB interviews the Cuban Libertarian Movement (tags)
* During mid-June 2008 the Iberian counter-information collective A Las Barricadas www.alasbarricadas.org posed several questions to the MLC www.mlc.acultura.org.ve, an affinity group of Cuban anarchism abroad. The complete text of this interview follows.
The United States, Europe and Human Rights (tags)
The discredited way in which the European Union suspended its sanctions on Cuba on June 19 has been reported in 16 international press dispatches… Such hypocrisy is made all the more evident by the brutal European measure to expel illegal immigrants from Latin American countries.
Latin America rejects new EU law on illegal immigrants (tags)
Under the new law, all illegal immigrants living in the EU member states will have to leave the bloc within a period of seven to 30 days.
Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)
Washington planning to oust Chavez.
ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative) Has Brought Nicaragua out of Darkness (tags)
Nicaraguan foreign minister Samuel Santos explains how twice as many children are in school one year after the new government assumed power. Nicaragua now exports beans instead of importing beans. The South is helping itself.
CUBA: Repugnant lies and manipulation (tags)
ANSA on April 22. "La Paz, April 22.— A commission of deputies are to investigate the case of Bolivian scholarship student who died in Cuba, and whose body was repatriated without several vital organs, including the brain."
Nuclear Threat From Mexico (tags)
Of growing concern to some U.S. officials is the way the terrorists south of the border are taking advantage of the lack of sophistication on the Mexicans part for their inability and unwillingness to protect their own borders from terrorist infiltration and are using the low Mexican immigration standards and the U.S. open border to slip into Mexico or the U.S. with a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb.
South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war (tags)
* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.
UNIFEM Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America (tags)
02.16.08 Panel Discussion on Violence Against Women in Latin America
The S. CA chapter of UNIFEM/USA and SOKA University presented a morning discussion on violence against women in the Latin Americas. Lucia Munoz, founder of Mujeres Iniciando en Las Americas (Women Initiating in the Americas), gave a talk entitled "Women in Guatemala: Hidden in Plain Sight." The event also highlighted UNIFEM's Safe Cities in the Latin Americas, a program which aims to free cities from violence against women in public as well as private places
A friend of CUBA passes away… (tags)
On the evening of Monday, January 7, Philip B. Agee passed away in Havana. The US citizen was a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official until he broke with the agency in 1968 for ethical reasons.
Solidarity with Puerto Rico and Grand Jury Resistance (tags)
Statement by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition in solidarity with the Puerto Rican people's struggle for independence and against the use of the Grand Jury process as a weapon of repression.
Ameripol: a Latin America Regional Police Force, is Being Formed (tags)
Cubans defect to ....America? (tags)
Eight Cuban acrobat jugglers disappeared before a performance at a festival in central Mexico last week, presumably to defect to the United States, organizers said on Friday.
Reviewing James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer's "Multinationals on Trial" (tags)
How corporate giants plunder developing nations.
U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)
solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions
G4 process is undemocratic, No WTO deal in Potsdam! (tags)
Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.
Who Frees Us From Capital? (tags)
Whole continents bowed to the Washington Consensus..The World Bank must end its embittered attack on distribution policy.. Privatization awakened false hopes.. Evo Morales in Bolivia nationalized the oil and gas economy and raised the monthly minimum wage to $100.
Venezuela's Withdrawal from the IMF and the World Bank (tags)
With their emancipation from the Bretton Woods institutions, the states of Latin America now try to lessen their dependence. A Bank of the South could assume the role of structural creditor in the future.
Latin American School of Medicine (tags)
In the midst of all the US-Cuban relations stories, primarily, the focus is on the imposed economic sanctions against Castro’s Cuba. But, there is a story of unity, progression, and humanitarian efforts lying within those pages written about Cuba. It is one that is hardly, if ever, told; a story that calls attention to the concern for human life above economic strife.
Join the Cuban Five contingents the 17th... (tags)
Join Cuban 5 contingents in the March 17 & 18 anti-war marches...
Latin American School of Medicine Scholarship Conference (tags)
More than 100 US students are studying to become doctors in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba . They pursue the dream of a lifetime, thanks to Cuba's generous offer of 500 full scholarships
Freedom: A Christological Contribution (tags)
Christmas is a revolution, a new beginning and a change of loyalties where weakness becomes strength and power is seen as blindness. Poverty of spirit keeps us from the idolatry of riches and power as ends-in-themselves.
BTL:Latin American Left Continues to Win Electoral Victories (tags)
Interview with Laura Carlson, director of the International Relations Center's America's program, conducted by Scott Harris
They say that the torture is effective (tags)
7/12/2006 - They say that the torture is effective. But it has been applied massively to hundred of migliaia of persons in Algeria, Vietnam, Latin America, and it has not prevented neither the defeat of the French colonial power, neither the umiliazione of the North American imperial power, neither the fall of the Latin American military dictatorships.
Spirituality and Liberation: Segundo Galilea (tags)
Advent is a time of beginning as crisis can be a time to pause and gain new perspectives and priorities. We are called to be internation-alistas, to create a new language and a new mathematics. The world will be changed when people speak as Jesus spoke, in a way that scandalizes and attracts by its power
Latin America Studies Endowment Fund (tags)
U.S. seeks better ties by aiding militaries (tags)
Who is the world worste terrorist??? From articles like this it is clear that the American government is!
Minuteman Project in Ventura County (Thousand Oaks) (tags)
Minuteman Project founder speaks at Thousand Oaks Borders 9/25 - - hiss, hiss, BOOOO
VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)
VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)
On April 12th 2002 the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and had been replaced by a new interim government. What had in fact taken place was the first Latin American coup of the 21st century, and the world's first media coup...
Brazil: CONLUTAS congress (tags)
A new setback for the Brazilian and Latin American workers at the hands of the ex-Trotskyist left of the World Social Forum
Latin American Anarchist Journal (tags)
Incendio Publicacion! - English and Espanol New Bi-lingual Anarchist Journal focused on Latin America! Incendio is... An endeavor that some of us have taken up to increase communication with anarchists in Latin America, network, learn from their struggles, illuminate opportunities for solidarity actions, provide a forum for Latin American anarchists to share ideas and analysis, break down the language barrier, and make support efforts more possible.
Argentina:Social Movements and Alternative Media (tags)
Join Marie Trigona at the East Side Cafe for a look at alternative media in Latin America, Argentina’s occupied factory movement and the challenges posed by current “progressive” governments in Latin America.
Don White speaks on Latin America's struggle for social justice - MONDAY MAY 8 at CSULA (tags)
Veteran activist Don White will give a presentation on the upsurge in Latin American movements for democracy and socialism, and what it may mean for us.
"AQUI ESTAMOS Y NO NOS VAMOS!": THE STRUGGLE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)
By William I. Robinson
Macho Men and State Capitalism - Is Another World Possible? (tags)
* Latin America is boiling with revolutionary potential these days that could redefine economics, politics and social relations. But sometimos things aren't always as they seem. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is widely seen to be at the center of Latin America's transformation by building a regional trade bloc through the creation of ALBA and Venezuela's membership in Mercosur to oppose U.S. dominance and its constant push for free trade agreements with Latin American governments.
STAGING TORTURE TO STOP TORTURE (tags)
Hector Aristizábal is a rare type of individual; a man who after undergoing the worst type of physical torture, works to educate people far removed from the harsh realities imposed by the U.S. government on people in other countries, by creating spaces where people are confronted with the unthinkable.
Defend This latest Victory in Latin America! (tags)
"Humala has pledged a revolution for Peru's poor majority, worrying business leaders and the European-descended upper classes. If elected, the ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez would be the latest in a string of Latin American leftists to come to power challenging U.S. policies."
Bashing Chavez at The Times: How Dare He Do Good With Oil Revenues! (tags)
The nation’s leading newspaper calls Chavez a threat to the U.S. for using Venezuela’s new oil wealth to aid development and help the poor in Latin America.
Joint Terrorism Task Force Questions Professor (tags)
Dr. Miguel Tinker Salas, Pamona College Professor of Latin American Studies is visited by LA County Sheriffs/FBI Joint Task Force on Terrorism.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/3/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.
Good Girl Rice, Bad Boy Chavez? (tags)
Ms. Rice calls for a United Front against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? What ar the objectives behind such a move? We look at it from a both, Latin (in this case Brazilian) and U.S., American persepective.
The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat (tags)
A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.
One Million Strong - Bolivarian Revolution (tags)
Venezuela to build an army of one million men and women.
It Would Be Funny If It Weren't So Tragic (tags)
If the U.S. spend proportionately as much as Venezuela on arms, the US military budget would be $12 billion, instead of $441 billion.
Women’s Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (tags)
In every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, women suffer acute discrimination. Often, the discrimination women face is related to social prejudices regarding appropriate patterns of conduct for men and women.
Dr. Michelle Bachelet Victor in Chilean Election.. (tags)
A look at Sundays Chilean Presidential election, its outcome and implication. The winner's personal history and the implications of Latin America's ongoing move to the Left.
BTL:Evo Morales' Election as Bolivia's President Stengthens... (tags)
...Progressive Political Movements Sweeping South America ~ Interview with Jeff Vogt, senior associate for rights and development, with the Washington Office on Latin America, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
United Resistance (tags)
Strategies of the US and Mexico against the People of the Americas.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/23/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)
A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?
BTL:Challenges to U.S. Cuba Travel Ban Derailed in Senate (tags)
Interview with Mavis Anderson, Latin America Working Group, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
America's Corporatocracy (tags)
While he may be dead in the corporal sense, the spirit of Simon Bolivar continues to wage the struggle for freedom from oppression. Hugo Chavez is perhaps the most familiar incarnation of Bolivar's élan vital as he defies the neocolonial policies of the United States, a nation which has supplanted the European colonial empires as looters of Latin American bounty. Bolivar's spiritual essence also burns brightly in Evo Morales, another leader of the poor and oppressed in Latin America. Barring a CIA-orchestrated assasination or sabotage of the election process, in December Morales will be the next democratically-elected president of Bolivia. And deservedly so.
Both Sides of the Border: Latin American and Chicano Art (tags)
With the recent upsurge in popularity for Latino art, Carlotta's Passion Fine Arts intends to present a proper historical and aesthetic context for what is quickly becoming an internationally renown school of art. As an expression of a newly independent hemisphere, Latin American art has long delighted and inspired a world audience. Vibrant, compelling and rooted in the unique experience of the Americas, the genre provides a bridge for a new contemporary US art movement. Chicano Art is the visual language of the Mexican-American community in the US, and domestically it has already made an impact with its bold aesthetics - now it is poised to become popular with the worldwide community. To help broaden that recognition, Carlotta's Passion Fine Arts presents, Both Sides of the Border: Latin American and Chicano Art.
Thousands to Rally to Demand - Closure of Controversial US Army Training School this Weeke (tags)
Mass Convergence at Fort Benning, Georgia November 19-20 to Close School of the Americas
The Monroe Doctrine, U.S. Imperialism and Venezuela (tags)
What Country Was He Tallking About? (tags)
Anti-democratic? Fear-mongering? Socially divisive? Unable to accept blame for his errors? Are we talking about Hugo Chavez or George Bush?
BTL:Campaign to Close U.S. Army School of the Americas Attracts... (tags)
...Bipartisan Support ~ Interview with Christy Pardew, communications coordinator of the School of the Americas Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
First Latin American gathering on worker-recovered factories in Caracas (tags)
Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 1) (tags)
"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005
Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 2) (tags)
"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005
Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
Privatization and the World Trade Organization (tags)
Competence, efficiency and user-friendliness are in no way "natural" domains of private service providers.. Why should private investors be interested in maintaining the long-term infrastructure?
Peace in LA (tags)
Unofficial counts of 10,000 people walking for peace in Los Angeles. A broad scope of protestors, Latin American, African American, Old, and Young. Please enjoy the photos!
Two responses to Chavez' supporters (tags)
* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list
Reflections on the VI Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle and the new Latin American left (tags)
* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (CLM; in Spanish: Movimiento Libertario Cubano - MLC) presents for collective debate its reflections on the declarations made by the EZLN (the Zapatista rebels) in July 2005 in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.
J23-28: AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago - Rank and File Voices Call for Change (tags)
As the AFL-CIO 2005 National Convention convenes in Chicago, rank and file union democracy activists will be on hand to speak truth to power
Got It Wrong AGAIN on Cuba Travel (tags)
For those interested in International policies and in Cuba.The vote is in, another reason to support IFCO/Pastors for Peace this July 12th HELP US end the the maddness.!
President of the Latin American Parliament Arrives in Cuba (tags)
President of the Latin American Parliament Arrives in Cuba
America against Washington (tags)
The Organization of American States rejected the US proposal. The "principle of non-intervention" was affirmed, not "supervision of democracy."
"Chavez, Venezuela, & the New Latin America", Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, (tags)
The Orange County delegation to the upcoming 16th World Festival of Youth & Students in Caracas, Venezuela will present a special screening of the film, "CHAVEZ, VENEZUELA & THE NEW LATIN AMERICA", by Aleida Guevara (eldest daughter of Che Guevara)
Help Protect Your Journalists at an Hour of Moral Crisis (tags)
"This is an hour of moral crisis from Bolivia to the Border. Our journalists – your journalists – at Narco News are in the line of fire. Yet they are there, at the front, with smiles on their faces and a passion for reporting the truth in their hearts. I know you agree, as we do, with the philosopher Dante Alighieri when he wrote: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” Today I plead with you to not be neutral at this hour when authentic democracy and Authentic Journalism in Latin America are flexing their muscles at the very moment when the powers long accustomed to imposing their will on our América are losing their grip: No one is more dangerous than a tyrant when he realizes that the jig is up. And that makes this very hopeful moment also a precarious one."
TUESDAY! "Cuba: The Dream and the Drama" - with music by Cumbeley and the Xochis (tags)
Follow two Latin bands to a talk about Cuba!
Save Our State Vigilantes Becoming More Militant and Violent in their Rhetoric (tags)
The Vigilantes that conducted the racist protest in Baldwin Park yesterday are now responding to their unpopularity by posting increasingly violent and racist messages, urging each other to step up actions against Latin American and Mexican people.
Cuba: The Dream and the Drama - CSULA, 5/17 (tags)
Not just another talk about Cuba's last 45 years of history, but also a musical salsa parade!
Condoleezza Rice Insists on Interference Positions in Latin America (tags)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insists on interference and interventionist policies of the George W. Bush administration in Latin America
Pope a War Criminal and Hypocrite for Bush (tags)
The torment of the Pope - or else a grand act of hypocrisy - can be seen in the pope's focus on the Culture of Death: Modernity. He opposed birth control, abortion, homosexuality and women in the church because he (Unlike anyone we know of on the left or right) understood that these were band-aids
TO ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (tags)
THE BEATLES AND THEIR CONSPIRACY RO BLOCK A MUSIC GENIUS (tags)
Venezuela: The Revolution Will Be Televised! (tags)
Guatemalan ex-dictator Rios Montts' Gospel Outreach church based in Eureka Ca. (tags)
Rios Montt is under house arrest thes days
GLOBAL (COLON) IZATION (tags)
"Where they smell a prey, they speak of terrorists. Where they see windmills, they speak of weapons of mass destruction that cannot be found."
Chavez: Capitalism must be transcended (tags)
Hands Off VenezuelaCampaign
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/28/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, China, Cuba, and Russia.
OVER 16,000 CONVERGE AT FORT BENNING (tags)
Many Scale Barbed-Wire Fences and are Arrested While Calling for Closure of US Army’s School of the Americas
The Politics of Imperialism (tags)
Latin America provides a powerful reference point for the toilers of the world suffering from the imperial re-division of their countries.
The Invention of the Frankenstein Monster: Interview with Carlos Fuentes (tags)
"The United States is extraordinarily gifted in creating monsters like Frankenstein. Then one fine day they discover that these Franken-steins are dreadful.. Since the Second World War, there hasn't been a catastrophe comparable to the US attack on Iraq.."
The Torturers of Iraq (tags)
Fascist mass murderers and torturers that participated in the "dirty" wars against leftists in Latin America are being contracted by Blackwater to apply their disgusting techniques on the Iraqi people. The scum of the Earth are coming to Iraq!
Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger (tags)
Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger posted by jamie from zmag 16 Jun 2004 01:09 GMT ZNet | Venezuela Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger by Hans Dieterich; venezuelanalysis.com; June 15, 2004 The legalization of the recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez—conducted by the Venezuelan right with pre-meditated fraud and recurring acts that violate the rule of law—open the doors for a possible loss of power for the Bolivarian forces. Such a loss could occur either de facto or de jure (via the institutions).
Gangs of LA - The New Mafia (tags)
A recent ABC News special report had me wondering what country I’m living in. When I heard the opening remarks: “Homicides have risen dramatically as street gangs continue to terrorize the public,” and “People are refusing to leave their homes for fear of attack by roving gangs,” I had to listen closely for the location referred to because I expected it to be a report from Iraq, Latin America, or Afghanistan.
Immigrants Drain $30 Billion in Cash Annually (tags)
In the past nine years the cash that immigrants send from the United States back to their home countries has almost doubled, but the Bush Administration is planning to use the upcoming G-8 summit to discuss ways to increase the outward flow of cash.
Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in Venezuela-Part 2 (tags)
solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
The Targets are Venezuela and Cuba-New Intrigues of US Imperialism (tags)
Cuba Denounces Escalation of US Aggression (tags)
Dangers Hang Over Latin America and the World (tags)
US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)
Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.
Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)
US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power
Contemporary Art of Cuba (tags)
Although Cuba is a small island nation, it has a cultural breadth of character immense for its size. Our panel discussion, “Contemporary Art of Cuba” will touch on how and why contemporary Cuban art achieved international status, and who are some of the rising art stars.
Marxism or Nationalism-For a Class Policy! (tags)
Marxism or Nationalism
March 30: Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day to Close the SOA in Washington, DC (tags)
March 27-30, 2004: SOA Watch Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day Come to Washington, DC on March 30, 2004 and tell Congress to “Shut Down the SOA! – No More Murder in Our Name and with Our Tax Money!"
Nuns, Priets, Human Rights Activists Sentenced for Nonviolent Protest (tags)
Nuns, Priets, Human Rights Activists Sentenced for Nonviolent Protest at Ft. Benning.
Reflections on 2003: Ideologues and prophets, left and right (tags)
2003 was not a year of Historic Victories or Historic Defeats; it was a year of constantly shifting relations of power between imperialism and popular resistance movements.
The imperial counter offensive: contradictions, challenges and opportunities. (tags)
A victory or prolonged war by the guerrillas in Colombia will provide breathing room for the rest of the left. Thus it is essential that maximum support and solidarity be extended to the Colombian struggle. Internationalism is not only the solidarity network against the new imperial military offensive, in general, but in support of the Colombian peasants and workers organized in their "Peoples Army."
The Nosotros Latin Filmmakers Showcase on December 1st, 2003 is the answer to Hollywood’s quest for Latin talent behind the camera. ‘Falcon’ restaurant (7213 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Ca 90046) 7:00pm
Backyard terrorism (tags)
The US has been training terrorists at a camp in Georgia for years - and it's still at it
BTL:Bolivian Uprising is Another Blow to Corporate Globalization in... (tags)
...Latin America. Interview with Jim Schultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
ARGENTINEAN FILM RAYMUNDO IN LOS ANGELES LATIN FILM FESTIVAL (tags)
Political argentinean film in L.A.
Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)
Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.
Present situation in Latin America (tags)
The present situation promises to be a period of growing social and political polarization in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. Before the end of 2003 we are likely to see a new alignment of political and social forces from below and perhaps some "regime changes" from above or from below.
Southeast Uprising! (tags)
Halt US Intervention in Latin America, get in the streets in the South this Fall!
USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)
US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…
SOA Trial Update: 35 Human Rights Advocates Begin Trial (tags)
Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial
Washington escalates military buildup in Latin America (tags)
The resurgence of American militarism in what US imperialism has historically regarded as its "own backyard" was evident at the fifth Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas held in Santiago, Chile in late November.
Latin America Solidarity March April 10-15 (tags)
Latin America Solidairty Protests in April in DC! Help Organize!
BTL:Opposition to Washington's Neoliberal Free Trade Policies Bolstered by... (tags)
...Key Electoral Victories Across Latin America. Interview with Antonia Juhasz, program directdor with the International Forum on Globalization, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
10,000 demand: Close U.S. terror school (tags)
Over 10,000 people from far and wide gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 17 to demand closure of the School of the Americas (SOA), better known as the “School of Assassins,” where many death squad officers from Latin America have been trained.
YOU MUST READ THIS! Colombia and the New Latin America (tags)
The triumph of Lula in Brazil and leftists in South America marks a new era. The vast machinery of lies and broken promises - of the US, FTAA and the corporate media - lies in ruin.
(Updated) Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas; ACLU and SOA Watch Go to Court TODAY to Challenge Plan to Search Every Participant
ACLU & SOA Watch Challenge in Court Plan to Search Protest Participants (tags)
Thousands Expected to Arrive in Columbus, GA This Weekend to Expose Double Standard in the War on Terrorism
Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas
Australians protest against US exploitation of Latin America (tags)
US policies towards Latin America have caused an increase in hunger, unemployment, illness and infant mortality, Australian solidarity organisations say.
Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF A NARCO-TERROR STATE (tags)
The most censored and ignored story of the last - and the next - five years must be: "Global Economy Caters to US Addictions." Half of the world's problems are caused by the US addictions to oil and all kinds of drugs. The illegal drug trade is the second largest sector of the global economy. Include all of the legal drugs that US citizens are addicted to and "Drugs" would be the largest sector by far.
Cuban Artists Missing from Latin Grammys (tags)
Cuban artists treated like terrorists and Los Angeles culture is hijacked more by Miami right-wingers.
the war against chavez (tags)
some thoughts of the hudson institute
CIA knew about 9/11, did they know about Colombia too? (tags)
What was strange was not the attack, but the 'conspiracy of silence' that is creeping around the discourse and practice of America's "War on Terrorism".
U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)
The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.
Madrid 17-19 of May: Resistance to the EU Summit Meeting (tags)
Last news in english and spanish in LA HAINEweb http://www.lahaine.org/madrid_eng.htm
Boston, May 5th: Take to the Streets! (tags)
Take to the Streets!
Behind Colombia's Civil War (tags)
James Petras is one of the world’s best known authorities on Latin American politics. He has recently retired as professor of sociology at the State University New York. While he was on a CISLAC (Committees in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribeean) -organised speaking tour in January last year, he was interviewed for a forthcoming CISLAC documentary on Colombia. The following is from that interview.
Where is the Press in Colombian War? (tags)
As I have said all along. It is the state which murders and lies with the support of the corporate mass media and even certain so-called "alternative media" who jump on the Bush-Blair propaganda campaign. If you know Colombian history, better still, if you know Latin American political history, you will also know that communism is not a big country somewhere in Eastern Europe or U.S. corporations in China, but a serious alternative to dying capitalism in Latin America. VIVA FARC Y EL MOVIMIENTO BOLIVARIANO!
Latin America united or subjugated (tags)
...The unity of the Latin American peoples today under the Bolivarian banner will continue to rise-not only in opposition to Plan Colombia, but also for their second and final independence...
Columbia gets fleet of U.S. Black Hawk Helicopters (tags)
The United States is pouring more than $1 billion in military aid into Columbia... the biggest U.S. military buildup in Latin America since El Salvador in the 1980s
S29LA sound truck downtown (tags)
No justice no peace!
Letter to the editor, LA Times (tags)
Corrects disinformation in today's newspaper
Why indymedia should have ongoing reports on Colombia's civil war (tags)
This is a comment I posted in response to the article "The FARC faces the empire" http://la.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=9478
Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events (tags)
[Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events] International Encounter in Soldarity Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:18:44 -0600
PATRIOTAS LATINO AMERICANOS! (tags)
Latin American patriots and allies, show your solidarity, support revolution in the Americas, a phenomenon which has been spreading like a wildfire for the past half century. It is now Colombia!