World in View: Colombian uprising

June 30, 2017

During years of peace negotiations between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, grassroots groups pushed for issues of racial and economic justice. With Colombia entering a new stage, the struggle continues.

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Thousands march during a protest on June 1, 2016, in Bogota, Colombia, joining the farmers nationwide strike. Photo from psm-international.

Upheaval and crisis in Latin America

July 14, 2016

Venezuela is in ever-deepening crisis–including electricity shortages, outrageous inflation, food shortages–because of neoliberal politics. Colombia sees a cease-fire agreement signed between the government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia/FARC while agricultural injustice, a major cause of increasing poverty, remains. Peru elects Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a right-wing neoliberal, as their new president, defeating Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, who committed many human rights abuses while in office.

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Members of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of women and girls of color, say they are “in the house and we say to #SCOTUS #StoptheSham & #TrustBlackWomen! @BlackWomensRJ #BlackGirlMagic.” 
Photo: twitter.com/NewVoices4RJ

Women battle war, terrorism and anti-abortion fanatics

March 8, 2016

Foregrounding the new formal solidarity between Trust Black Women with Black Lives Matter, we explore the thought and actions of women worldwide, including the struggle for reproductive justice in the U.S.; women fighting war and terrorism in places like South Sudan and Syria, the successful fight of domestic workers to organize, and the need to make the revolutionary content of such actions explicit.

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Help us! Paramilitaries in Colombia Threaten Black and Indigenous Communities to Protect Illegal Mining

October 19, 2014

An appeal for help from the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network (ACSN):
Hello. We need the media to help us get this information out. These paramilitaries are going to kill us.

Help us please.
We need many people to write letters to the council of state and to the government of Colombia demanding the protection of the communities of La Toma and the north of Cauca.

On the evening [=>]

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immigrants rights demo 2014

World in View: Honduran youth flee

August 30, 2014

The exodus of Central American youth without papers entering the U.S. has complex roots within Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and in the U.S.’s long history of exploitative, militaristic relations with these countries.

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En el espíritu de José Carlos Mariátegui

Nueva edicion de Praxis en America Latina, 8-9/2014

August 28, 2014

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revista  Praxis en América Latina – teoría/practica

 

www.praxisenamericalatina.org

 

 

 No. 12, agosto-septiembre 2014

 Los números anteriores:  # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,

 

Desde México

Por un socialismo de autogestión común a todos los anti-capitalistas

Panorama del movimiento estudiantil en Xalapa

“¿Por qué ya no luchamos?, ¿por qué no defendemos”: la lucha del pueblo de San Bartolo Ameyalco por el agua

Prólogo a la [=>]

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Praxis en América Latina No. 11

June 30, 2014

Praxis en América Latina: nuevo número.

revista  Praxis en América Latina – teoría/practica
No. 11    mayo 2014

http://www.praxisenamericalatina.org/indice-5-14.html

Sección especial: Escuelita Zapatista

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Colombia murders

March 28, 2013

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters:

World in View

by Gerry Emmett

Colombia murders

Demetrio López Cardenas, 33 years old and a father of three, a community leader in La Caucana, was murdered Feb. 23. He was shot several times while on his way to an appointment in the town of Buenaventura, near Cali.

Buenaventura, Colombia’s largest [=>]

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New Publication: Raya Dunayevskaya’s “Trilogy of Revolution” in Spanish

March 2, 2013

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters:

New Publication: Raya Dunayevskaya’s “Trilogy of Revolution” in Spanish, all in one volume

Una Trilogía de Revolución

Marxismo y Libertad: Desde 1776 hasta nuestros días

Filosofía y Revolución: De Hegel a Sartre y de Marx a Mao

Rosa Luxemburgo, la liberación femenina y la filosofía marxista de [=>]

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Afro-Colombian Women: Defeating invisibility

February 10, 2013

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters:

World in View
Defeating invisibility

by Gerry Emmett

In the remarkable documentary film, La Toma (2012), Afro-Colombian woman activist Francia Marquez Mina is threatened by government forces and forced to spend each night sleeping in a different place for her safety. (See “Afro-Colombians Throw Off Shackles,” Nov.-Dec. 2012 [=>]

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Appeals for Support from Russia, Colombia

December 3, 2012

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters

Appeals for Support from Russia, Colombia

An appeal from the Russian leftists to their comrades in the struggle:

We, the representatives of Russian leftist organizations, turn to our comrades all over the world with an appeal for solidarity. This call and your response to it are very [=>]

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South African miners

September 20, 2012

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:

World in View
South African miners

by Gerry Emmett

The Marikana platinum mine massacre of 34 miners, near Rustenburg, South Africa, has outraged the revolutionary working class. (See statement of Abahlali baseMjondolo on page 1.) That outrage is compounded by the government’s decision to charge 270 survivors with the [=>]

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Free Angye Gaona!

February 12, 2012

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters:

World in View
by Gerry Emmett

Free Angye Gaona!

I collect the rootlets of thought.
I carry them on my eroded back
next to the wild oblivion falling from me.
—Angye Gaona

The U.S.-allied Colombian government has falsely charged Surrealist poet and activist Angye Gaona with “drug trafficking” [=>]

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July -August 2011 Readers’ Views

September 2, 2011

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Readers’ Views

Contents:

  • AS REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION TAKE WORLD STAGE
  • CHINESE ART PROJECT
  • HEALTHCARE IN 2011
  • NEW RIGHT=OLD LEFT?
  • FREEDOM RIDES, 50 YEARS AFTER
  • WOMEN’S LIBERATION SPEAKS IN MANY VOICES
  • BURMA AND NORTH KOREA
  • FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
  • VOICES FROM BEHIND THE BARS

AS REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION TAKE WORLD STAGE

Congratulations on a fine May-June issue. Thanks especially for [=>]

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Stop Colombian FTA

August 10, 2011

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Stop Colombian FTA

Chicago–On June 10, several dozen activists from FSPA Justice & Peace Coordinating Committee, 8th Day Center for Justice, News and Letters Committees and others marched to Obama’s campaign headquarters here to forcefully remind the President of the promise he made as a candidate in [=>]

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