Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Jose Cifuentes Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer.
Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer, tells the story of a Chilean young family’s escape from Pinochet’s fascist regime to Wales.

No quiet evening in Chile

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Boric Presidente
LAB editor Emily Gregg reports from Concepción Chile on the historic night of Gabriel Boric' election victor

Step Up Migrant Women

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Women Resisting Violence Episode 3 Step Up Migrant Women
This week's episode focuses on migrant women in the UK with insecure immigration status who are experiencing domestic abuse.
This appeal if for the freedom of Rodney Álvarez, sentenced to 15 years in prison in Venezuela for the alleged shooting of another trade unionist. His wife was killed in a traffic accident and his brother in another work dispute.

K – the story of a search

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Bernardo Kucinski's searing memoir 'K' tells the story of the agonised search by a father for his disappeared daughter, kidnapped and eventually murdered by the Brazilian military dictatorship. LAB published the English translation in 2013 and you can order copies here. Now the original Portuguese version has been brought to life in a dramatised reading by Militantes en Cena.
Guatemala - Sepur Zarco case: The Guatemalan women who rose for justice in a war-torn nation. UN Women Gallery
The failure to secure justice in cases of gender-based violence shows fundamental flaws in Guatemala’s democratic institutions.

Kaiowcide

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Antonio Ioris, director of the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, in parternship with LAB, has written a policy brief on the ongoing genocide of Brazil's Guarani-Kaiowa people.

Notes from Colombia

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Sumapaz anti uribista Notes from Colombia
Colombia’s security forces are in retreat. Human rights defenders are in bad shape. These are desperate times in the country. WOLA's Adam Isacson returns from his first visit to Colombia in nearly two years. Here are his reactions.
The monument at La Quesera
El Salvador's civil war featured a number of brutal massacres by the army, especially the one at El Mozote in Morazán. Much less well-known is the butchery of peasants and children at Quesera in Usulután, on the River Lempa, carried out by the Army's US-trained Atlacatl Batallion.
Latin America deadliest region for earth defenders
A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.

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