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Brazil: mining destruction in the Amazon

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The latest report by APIB and Amazon Watch, is the fourth in their Complicity in Destruction series covering the perpetual destructive mining practices in the Amazon and the impacts these have had on the lives of the indigenous populations of the forest. 

Listening to Women Resisting Violence

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On International Women's Day, LAB and King’s College London release a bonus episode of our podcast, Women Resisting Violence, discussing the power of podcasting for social change with leading audio producers from Latin America and representatives from the fearless women’s organisations featured in the podcast.

Chile: ‘Three Grounds’ abortion law inadequate

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Chile's current 'Three Grounds' abortion law is proving inadequate in practice. Lack of public information, the 14-week limit and medical staff 'conscientious objection' opt outs all lead to many unwanted pregnancies and dangerous illegal abortions. The incoming Boric government is being urged to reform the law.

Veronica Gago on feminist power

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Jelke Boesten, leader of the Gender Studies Network at King’s College London and a researcher on the Women Resisting Violence project, joins Veronica Gago of Argentina's #NiUnaMenos to discuss how to bring feminist activism into the everyday.

Argentina: the sun always rises

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Alicia Carriquiriborde describes the courage and resilience of women political prisoners held at Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship in Argentina.

Mining: democracy comes from the street

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Protests at Chubut in Argentina highlight the importance of pressure from the streets to force local officials to hold the line against destructive mine development. In Brazil, meanwhile, it is the trans-Brazil FIOL railway project that is mobilising communities to defend their land and livelihoods.

Brazil: illegal mining pollutes Tapajós

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The explosion of mining in the mid-section of the Tapajós River is most likely the cause of the change in water color in Alter...

New books from LAB authors

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LAB authors have published three new books - on indigenous communities vs extractive industries in Ecuador; and on the military dictatorship, torture and human rights in Brazil

Brazil: a gift of honey

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At the Monument to 500 Years of Resistance by the Indigneous Peoples of Brazil, Braga, a Pataxó chief, imagines a gift of honey for senators as they debate PL490, which threatens indigenous land rights. It is a gift 'to disarm the media, touch the people, enchant the world'.

‘Revolutionary Dreams’: first-hand account of repression under Pinochet

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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.

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