On the way to COP25: It’s not only a climate crisis, our present and future are at stake

“We need to ensure that the transition doesn't leave anybody behind”, said dipti bhatnagar from Friends of the Earth International

The Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change—also known as COP25,—takes place from 2 to 13 December, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. The COP was originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile. But, when the announcement of more neoliberal economic and social measures sparked popular protests amounting to a “social  … Read more

10th anniversary of the murder of Mariano Abarca: the pain continues

Otros Mundos, ATALC and 30 other organizations award MODEVITE with Environmental Defense Award in Chiapas

November 27, 2019, marked the 10th anniversary of the murder of Mariano Abarca Roblero, environmental activist who defended human rights and the rights of nature in Chicomuselo municipality, Chiapas, Mexico, by denouncing the socioenvironmental effects caused by Canadian mining corporation Blackfire Exploration, involved in the crime. Since then, the relatives  … Read more

Historic national strike in Colombia: millions of people take to the streets

A huge diversity of actors mobilized together against neoliberal measures of President Duque

Thursday´s national strike in Colombia was one of the largest in the recent history of the country. Protests continued on Friday, in a spontaneous way. Millions of people took to the streets on Thursday in Colombia against the package of measures implemented by President Iván Duque. While demonstrations in Bogota,  … Read more

“We are willing to give our lives if necessary to bring democracy back”

Interview with the National Coordinator of the Bolivian Landless Movement

“Neither bullets nor repression will silence the indigenous peasant movement” stated the National Coordinator of the Landless Indigenous Peasant Workers Movement of Bolivia (MST-B), Silvestre Saisari. “We have gone back to the times of the Inquisition, when they colonized you with the Bible and swords”, he added. Real World Radio  … Read more

Healthy food for a healthy life

60 women from the Uruguayan Network of Native Seeds shared agroecological experiences in Rivera department

They met as part of a Women´s Meeting organized by the groups member of the Uruguayan Network of Native Seeds on November 9 in Rivera department, near the border with Brazil. Rural women from Rivera, Salto, Paysandú, Tacuarembó, Cerro Largo departments and even some from Canelones and Maldonado departments met  … Read more

Latin American Movements reject coup d’état in Bolivia and express solidarity with Bolivian people

Workers, feminists, peasants, people affected by dams and environmental activists unite in opposition to coup

In the past hours, popular social movements and organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed their strong opposition to the coup d’état in Bolivia, perpetrated by civic business committees, primarily the one from Santa Cruz, the national oligarchy, the armed forces and the police. On Sunday, shortly after  … Read more

“As long as I live, I will continue in politics”

Evo Morales arrived in Mexico on 12 November 2019 where he has been granted political asylum, along with his vice president

The Bolivian President who was ousted in a coup d´état last weekend, landed at Mexico City Airport at 11:09 after several South American countries prohibited the Mexican plane from flying through their airspace. “It has been a journey through a variety of places and political decisions,” said Mexican Foreign Minister  … Read more

Lula da Silva freed

Former Brazilian President was released on Friday

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addressed supporters on Saturday in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo State, after being released from the Federal Police Headquarters in Curitiba city, where he was a political prisoner for 580 days. His public address was held at the headquarters of the  … Read more

The main challenge is unity: Anti-Imperialist Meeting held in Cuba draws to a close

Voices from grassroots movements and peoples' organizations as activities finish

The Anti-Imperialist Meeting of Solidarity for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism closed on Sunday afternoon, with a ceremony at Palacio de Convenciones in Havana, Cuba. The political and symbolic value of this three-day meeting is reflected in the final numbers: 1300 participants from 789 social organizations coming from 86 countries. On  … Read more

Latin-American social movements unite in Cuba: solidarity, organized resistance and strategies for peoples’ progress

Several sessions were held at the Anti-Imperialist Meeting on Sunday, to set out an Action Plan

“There is no one way of thinking, no one recipe for organizing, there are many ways, and this resistance built from the grassroots is a reflection of the moment we are experiencing”, said Martha Flores, Coordinator of Jubilee South Americas, in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday. She was interviewed by Real  … Read more