Canada Is Not a Welcoming Country for Refugees

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours Wearing a fur-trim hat and winter gloves, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer smiled widely at the young child in his arms, dressed in a grey toque, pink hoodie, and snow-covered boots. A second officer stood behind them, reaching out to help two more, bundled-up youngsters and a woman across the snowy embankment….

Garifuna Flee Discrimination and Land Grabs in Record Numbers

The white sand beaches and humid, 80 degree weather in Trujillo, Honduras, on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, is what Jose Francisco Avila calls a “million-dollar view.” But this paradise for the foreigners now flooding Honduras’ coastline tells a different story for Garifuna communities from Trujillo, including Avila’s family. As Hondurans of African descent, Garifunas…

Standing Rock One of Multiple Pipeline Construction Projects Underway

By Alleen Brown UNDER ORDERS FROM President Donald Trump, the Army Corps of Engineers on February 7 approved a final easement allowing Energy Transfer Partners to drill under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Construction has restarted, and lawyers for the company say it could take as little as 30 days…

The Muslim Ban and Beyond: Fighting White Power in Trump’s America

By Beverly Bell Tamir Mustafa, Joan Rodriguez, and their children. Mustafa said, “What makes America great is everybody in it.” Photo: Melissa Cox The march against Trump’s Muslim ban in New Orleans, on January 29, concluded at the towering Robert E. Lee monument. Below the Confederate general, the circle bearing his name gives way to…

Behind African Migration

A report by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) indicated that the total number of migrants arriving in Europe by two main sea routes (Eastern Mediterranean route, and across the Western Balkans) in 2016 fell by nearly two-thirds compared to 2015 Author: Darcy Borrero Batista | informacion@granma.cu Despite high migratory rates toward the…

Fascist Amerika Renews Demand for Extradition of Assata Shakur

U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is setting an agressive tone for his stance on radical activists: in a recent interview, he made clear he wants to re-imprison on U.S. soil former Black Liberation Army revolutionary Assata Shakur, who has been living in exile in Cuba for three decades. In…

Political Prisoner, Kurdish Mayor Gultan Kisanak Calls for Solidarity Among Women

‘We will build a colourful future through women’s solidarity’ says imprisoned Kurdish mayor Gultan Kisanak Kurdish Question Imprisoned Diyarbakir co-mayor Gultan Kisanak has sent a message from prison in which she has called for women’s solidarity. Kisanak, who is jailed pending trial in Kandira Women’s Prison in Turkey’s western city Kocaeli, sent the message on a card…

Oscar López Rivera Free After 36 Years in US Prison

Puerto Rico’s independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America will be free. The United States government announced Tuesday the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the U.S. for 36 years for his struggle to free Puerto Rico from U.S. colonial rule. Outgoing U.S. President Barack…

Argentina: Organizations Escalate Protests Demanding Freedom for Milagro Sala

Resumen Latinoamericano Translated By Sara DeLorenzo The Committee for the Release of Milagro Sala was formed in March to protest against the unfair imprisonment of the Argentine social leader, and since then the movement has grown both within and outside the borders of the country. In the Alto Comedero prison, four female representatives of the…

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….