27 August | Interviews
Popular, indigenous, peasant, feminist, student and urban organizations of Guatemala are mobilizing to demand a change in the political and economic system of the country in response to the evidence found about the acts of corruption within the government, involving retired military officer President Otto Perez Molina, just before the national elections.
26 August | News
The National Agroecology Plan (PNA) was launched in Montevideo, on August 21st, aiming to increase the number of farmers and consumers under agroecologically-based food production, distribution and consumption systems in order to contribute with the improvement of the quality of life of rural and urban populations.
The main social and political groups gathered around the Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Summit of Colombia are expressing their concerns over the latest attacks against their organizations. The most recent attack took place on July 8, when 13 social activists were arrested and then sent to prison on July 28.
23 August | Special reports
David Kerin - Australia: "We are facing two interrelated crises; growing inequality and climate change. In the face of these threats, inaction from governments and business-as-usual, we are organising a creative response that works across social divides and consciously ties together the struggles for environmental, social and economic justice."
19 August | Special reports
Stephan Pütz, Immerath, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, qualified public administration specialist: “Coal mining is not only completely superfluous, it’s homicidal! A modern industrialised society can only be a modern society if the whole economic, political and social model is sustainable. We have to become aware of climate change in all its diverse appearances and change things! I’m really mad about this: How can we tell people from Latin America or India how to fight climate change if even we as one of world’s richest nations are not doing it right?”
While the demand for justice and the end of repression expanded through Mexico and the world for the disappearance of 43 students of the Rural Teacher Training School of Ayotzinapa in the municipality of Iguala, Guerrero state, the country was hit again with a new event that further demonstrates the fragile situation for social activists in that territory. On July 31st, Nadia Vera, Yesenia Quiroz, Rubén Espinosa, Alejandra Negrete and Mile Virginia Martin were killed in the Mexican capital, a fact that brings even closer the words ’terrorism’ and ’State’ in the Mesoamerican country.
Academic Katherine Reilly, assistant professor at the Communications School of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Master´s Degree Student Belén Febres Cordero of the same university, have just published their paper "Real World Radio (2003-2013): the role of communication in resistance in the changing geopolitical framework of Latin America" (below, in Spanish).
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