Tuesday, May 28, 2024

USA

Migration: Where Can We Live in Peace

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New film by Judy Jackson tells the story of the ABBA House migrant shelter in Celaya, Mexico.

Brazil: coup attempt provokes backlash

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The Bolsonarist insurrection which invaded the Congress, Supreme Court and Presidential palace in Brazilia, has provoked outrage in Brazil and internationally. While it poses extremely serious problems for President Lula and the new government, the rebels succeeded in presenting themselves as vandals and terrorists.

Immigration and the US criminal justice system

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Through retelling the life of a young Mexican immigrant serving life in prison for murder, Rodrigo Reyes’ striking docu-drama ‘Sansón and Me’ seeks to restore the humanity of young men of colour who are swallowed up by the United States criminal justice system.

Massacre at Trelew: 50 years on

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50 years on from the Trelew massacre where Argentine naval officers killed captured guerrilla prisoners in cold blood, one of the officers is found guilty by a US civil court

Chevron’s vendetta against justice continues

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Chevron, found liable to pay $9.5billion for pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, has never paid a cent. Instead it pursues a relentless vendetta against lawyers who represented its victims in Ecuador.

Abortion rights at the Texas/Mexico border

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Shot in McAllen, Texas, the home of Whole Woman’s Health, the last open abortion clinic in the region, Leah Galant and Maya Cueva’s insightful and humane documentary chronicles the lives of three individuals existing at the heart of the tensions that surround abortion rights towards the end of the Trump administration

Where We Mine: Resource Politics in Latin America

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As the drive to expand renewable energy capacity speeds up, there is a rush for lithium and other materials around the world. What will the expansion of rare earth mining in Latin America mean for the indigenous communities and workers who have historically borne the harms of extractivism?

Brazil: deforestation financed from US & Argentina

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Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.

Cuba-US relations: the thaw is halted

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The Biden Administration has disappointed all who seek more positive relations between Cuba and the US - by renewing accusations that Cuba is failing to co-operate with US anti-terrorism efforts

Colombia: nationwide protest updates

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WOLA's Director for Defense Oversight, Adam Isacson, gives an in-depth update on the nationwide protests in Colombia and an opportunity for dialogue

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