The Coup d’etat by the OAS

By Luis Britto Garcia Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino López declared that there is a coup in progress. Must the reader be reminded that since its foundation in 1948 the Organization of American States has given legitimacy to interventions by the United States that include in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic,…

Insumisión: Battles Lines Are Drawn in the Face of the Looming Storm

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Happy May Day! Around Mexico today numerous marches will be held, primarily organized by the National Education Workers Union (SNTE) and its more radical tendency, the National Education Workers Coordinating Body (CNTE). A few of the demonstrations are listed on It’s Going Down’s roundup of May Day…

Ecocide and Genocide in the Niger Delta

The majority of refugees come from war and conflict zones, illegitimate states, areas of natural disasters and economically weak countries. In many cases, companies from the West destroy people’s livelihoods by acting ruthlessly. In Nigeria, the oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta. But the Geneva Convention on…

Nicaragua Resists Climate Imperialism By Refusing to Sign COP21

Tortilla con Sal The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in December last year in Paris. Climate change is another area, like global trade and finance, where the dead hand of the Western corporate elites via their countries’ governments chokes the life out of…

Narco, Zetas and Paramilitaries: The New Reality in Chiapas.

San Cristóbal de Las Casas Source: Proceso Translated by Ruby Zajac for the UK Zapatista Translation Service In the north, Los Altos and the border between Chiapas and Guatemala, there’s a fight going on between different organised crime groups, and almost no one wants to talk about it. These are areas that even the Zapatista…

Insumisión: The State Responds with Force

Army Invades the Ejidal Lands of San Salvador Atenco Originally posted to It’s Going Down. By Scott Campbell Several victories for social movements in Mexico were recounted in the Insumisión posted on March 17. This edition focuses on the state’s response, which in the first part of April has been expressed through two of the state’s inherent…

Army Invades the Ejidal Lands of San Salvador Atenco

In the morning of April 12, while the police forces of the State of Mexico continued advancing at the other end of the state, in San Francisco Xochicuautla, a convoy of military entered the ejidal lands of the community of San Salvador Atenco to escort a gang of workers from one of the private companies…

Joining Forces to Confront Neoliberalism

Cuban writer Abel Prieto calls for unity during Defense of Humanity Network meeting in Venezuela, April 8-14 International news staff | informacion@granma.cu April 11, 2016 CARACAS.—“There is an conservative restoration offensive to turn back the progressive processes which have changed the face of this continent,” said Cuban writer Abel Prieto, during the XII International Conference…