Understanding the Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia

Alessandro Lattanzio Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed The Tigray Liberation Front was born in 1975 to fight the Ethiopian DERG government, and when the civil war peaked in the 1980s, the region was hit by drought. The TPLF devoted itself to the theft and sale of food aid sent by the international community, using the…

Voices of Latin American Youth: Teachers of Dignified Rage

Jesus Juarez Reyes One of the objectives of the United “We are disputing a space that is ours, education has to be in the hands of our communities In our blood are all the people, in our chest is the rage, feeling how Latin America suffers”. – Mapuche youth at the First Meeting of Youth,…

Colombia: Truth and Reparation in the Face of Ethnic Genocide and Afro-Ethnicity

Piedad Córdoba Four years after the signing of the Final Peace Agreement between the Colombian State and the FARC-EP, non-compliance and perfidy on the part of the National Government have predominated, leading to the continuation of the armed conflict and even its intensification in various territories of the country. The definitive overcoming of the war…

Why Imperialism is Obsolete in Latin America: Interview with Jorge Arreaza

Vijay Prashad Jorge Arreaza. Photo: Ultimas Noticias Venezuela’s Foreign minister Jorge Arreaza talks about the country’s relationship of mutual gain and benefit with China, the US bid to impose Monroe Doctrine 2.0, and a how a new Cold War cannot be allowed in the region In September 2018, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro visited China, where…

Ethiopia: The TPLF’s Precipitous Fall

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed The TPLF was a “darling” of the West, especially the US and UK. The two articles below should be read together, bearing in mind the sources. The first, by Horn of Africa scholar Fikrejesus Amahazion,is an historical background and analysis of the forces in play in Ethiopia and the…

Agroecology Means Popular Resistance at MST’s Marielle Vive Camp

Daniel Lamir Footage of the Marielle Vive camp, highlighting its mandala garden – Julio Matos There are about 700 families in transition threatened by real estate speculation For more than two years, around 700 families from the Landless Rural Workers Movement(MST) have been transforming the idle setting of the old Eldorado Ranch, in the Valinhos…

They Want Us Dead: US Education is a Practice of Inherent Violence

Carrie MorrisFrom origins of exploited free labor from enslaved Africans to the eery connection between profit over people and corporate greed, the US education system is a white supremacist technology, tool, and weapon that interconnects and maintains a tradition to colonial orders of the status quo. The violence of the U.S. education system has operated…

It is Urgent to Form a Movement of Countries Sanctioned by the US and its Allies

Fernando Bossi Rojas Every day it becomes more necessary to form a committee, club, association or movement of countries illegitimately sanctioned by the United States. Based on international law, nothing justifies continuing to accept arbitrary measures taken by the United States government to the detriment of those countries that do not abide by its instructions….

People’s Mobilization in Latin America, from the Vision of the ELN

Peoples Dispatch Peoples Dispatch and other media projects carried out an exclusive interview with Antonio García, military chief and member of the Central Command of the National Liberation Army (ELN). Latin America has been permeated by a wave of mobilizations over the past couple of months. The indignation has been expressed in the streets in…

A Bolivian Army General Detained for the Sacaba Massacre

The commander of the military garrison of Cochabamba, General of the Bolivian Army Alfredo Cuellar, was arrested by the region’s prosecuting authorities for an alleged crime of murder in the massacre that took place in Sacaba on November 15, 2019, where at least eleven people died from bullet wounds. This was communicated by his lawyer,…