Egypt: Another False Report from Human Rights Watch

Ahmed Eleiba “What is happening in the Sinai will stop the moment that President Mohamed Morsi El-Ayat ‎is restored to power,” proclaimed Mohamed El-Baltagi from the podium at Rabaa El-Adaweya in July ‎‎2013. The Muslim Brotherhood leader’s famous remark, which echoed across local and international ‎television channels, ushered in a new wave of terrorism in…

Jesús Santrich’s Freedom is a Victory for Peace in Colombia

Alliance for Global Justice Jesús Santrich poses for photo with two of his lawyers, Gustavo Gallardo from Lazos de Dignidad, and Eduardo Matyas The Alliance for Global Justice is pleased to announce that Jesús Santrich has been freed from his jail cell in Colombia. This is a major victory for supporters of the peace process….

Cerro La Vieja: A Struggle Sown in the Popular Soul

Reinaldo Iturriza | Marcelo Volpe Cerro La Vieja is located south of the town of Sarare, capital of the municipality of Simon Planas, in the state of Lara. Declared Municipal Park and Environmental Heritage on July 23, 2007, covers an area of 524 hectares with 683 square meters. The decree expressly prohibits the exploitation of…

Guatemala: An Indigenous Resistance that Transcends the “Political Left”

Ollantay Itzamná MLP flag. O.I. The Sociohistorical Genesis of the MLP The Movement for the Liberation of Peoples (MLP) is a bottom-up political organization created directly by indigenous and peasant communities organized in social resistance to transnational corporations. Many of the indigenous people and peasants who gave birth to this organization placed their fingerprint in…

Britain, Human Rights, the Chagos Islands and Crimea

Brian Cloughley On May 20 the United Kingdom appointed its first human rights ambassador to the United Nations and two days later the General Assembly of the United Nations overwhelmingly condemned the UK for its continuing colonial treatment of the Chagos Islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It was surprising to hear the…

Guatemala: Mayan Presence in the Next General Elections

Ollantay Itzamná Thelma Cabrera, candidate for president, with Mayan women. On June 16, nearly 8 million Guatemalans (from the Maya, Xinca, Garífuna and Mestizo peoples) will elect the 75th President of Guatemala, since 1821. And the 7th, after the signing of the Peace Accords (1996). According to official data 2015, 42% of Guatemala’s population is…