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Voz IX: ‘I watched as bonfires of books and papers were...

In August last year, with the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile fast approaching, Tom Gatehouse interviewed his father Mike Gatehouse about his experiences of being arrested by the military and taken to the National Stadium, and continuing to campaign for human rights.

Solidarity with Mapuche defenders

Two Indigenous activists from ancestral lands now known as Argentina visited the UK last week for a convergence of global social movements, hosted by War on Want.

Chile: Victims of eye trauma tell their stories

Ojos: Memoria de un estallido is a book put together as a memorial for victims of eye trauma suffered as a result of the...

Hope despite complexity: reflections on the Feminist Movement Building School

The Feminist Movement Building School was held in Mexico City from 28 August to 1 September 2023, organised by JASS Just Associates and the Feminist Centre for Racial Justice.

Tension on Independence Day in Lima

28 July is the Peruvian Day of Independence (Fiestas Patrias), yet the stale atmosphere in the capital this year is far from the norm.

Honduras legalizes emergency contraception

Following more than 13 years of prohibition and a year of demands by feminist activists, Honduras’ first female president, Xiomara Castro, legalized emergency contraception pills without exceptions

Honduras: Deaths of environmental activists reopen wounds in Aguán Valley

In January, four social activists were murdered in Honduras within a period of 11 days. The deaths of two environmental defenders from Guapinol were followed by the murder of a peasant leader and his father-in-law.

Nano Stern sings Víctor Jara at the Jazz Café 

We are at the Jazz Café to celebrate Jara’s life and I can't think of anyone better to do this with than Nano Stern, Chilean singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and the heir to the Nueva canción tradition.

Chico Mendes an inspiration in India

LAB's 1990 book Fight for the Forest - Chico Mendes in His Own Words is being translated into Bengali by a group in Kolkata, India, campaigning to save a historic avenue of trees. The translator outlines their experience and describes some of the historic envirionmental campaigns in India.

Patricio Guzmán documents Chile’s new era

My Imaginary Country, which premiered to standing ovations at Cannes this year, is perhaps the documentary Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán has always wanted to make. 

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