Chile: Mapuche Leader Faces Death as Health Worsens in Detention

Update: The Temuco Court of Appeals changed the precautionary measure against the machi Francisca Linconao from pretrial detention to house arrest. The court filed in favor of the machi, who had been on a hunger strike for 14 days after the house arrest was revoked for the fourth time in custody. Machi Francisca Linconao is…

Guatemala: Facing Violence, Peace Struggle Needs International Solidarity

International accompaniment in Guatemala two decades ago shined a spotlight on civil war abuses. Amid ongoing violence, the work remains pivotal today. Guatemala’s 36-year civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people and disappeared 45,000 more. Most victims were Indigenous. | Photo: EFE By Heather Gies For Guatemalan human rights activist and politician Rosalina Tuyuc, the…

Guatemala: Peace Hasn’t Dismantled Patriarchy and Femicide

Sandra Moran, a longtime champion of women’s and Indigenous rights, came of age amid Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, launching her decades-long commitment to social justice in the students’ movement in the 1970s. She later was forced to continue her activism from exile for more than a decade before returning to Guatemala to participate in the…

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part VI

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V Part 6 – Conclusion To conclude the series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer wrap up their deep and thorough analysis of the detour and smokescreens the current and carefully engineered, “clean energy revolution” has traversed….

Fear of Genocide in South-east Turkey

Erdogan’s War on Women  Julie Ward went to Nusaybin during her October visit and met with bereaved mothers and saw for herself the ongoing clearance of whole neighbourhoods and the desecration of graves.“Many families have yet to receive the corpses of their loved ones and in some cases only a few body parts have been…

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part III

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI In Part 3 of this series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer break down the funding and high-profile players and corporations behind the non-profit industrial complex who have been the soft power behind…

FARC-EP: Women and the Final Peace Agreement

Life of women has been traced by historical violence and exclusion that has made them invisible as active participants in the construction of political and social realities. Half of the Colombian population is made up of women that in many cases are doubly harmed in everyday life. Rural women in Colombia are more vulnerable due…

First Continental Encounter of Alba Movements’ Women and Feminists

BY ALBA MOVIMIENTOS  We; the women, lesbians, transgenders, indigenous, black, urban and working class people, peasants, students and feminists; the members of Alba’s Social Movements. On November 29 and 30, we gathered in the city of Bogota to analyse the extent of our peoples’ struggle. We stand firm in our position against the neoliberal, extractivist…