LAB’s major new book, Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism was published on 18 January 2019.
The fruit of four years work, Voices is based on interviews with 74 social movement activists in 14 countries. These are the people from whom progressive change is coming to the region: they can inspire us all.
You can watch the live-stream of the London launch event here.
You can buy copies of the book at: https://developmentbookshop.com/voices-of-latin-america
The US edition of the book is published by Monthly Review Press in association with LAB and Practical Action Publishing. For details of US orders, click here.
Voices is also an ongoing website, for which this is the Home Page. You will find a page for each of the chapters in the book (click on the links, below), including: the chapter abstract; references (with hyperlinks which make it easy to find them); photos; videos; further reading; and links to new articles and testimony. This site will extend the life of the Voices collection far beyond the publication date of the book.
Voices videos can also be viewed on LAB’s YouTube channel (you need to click on Playlists on the YouTube menu).
Chapters & Themes
- Introduction: living life on their own terms by Tom Gatehouse
- Fighting machismo: women on the front line by Louise Morris
- LGBT rights, the rainbow tide by Ali Rocha
- The student revolution by Emily Gregg
- Indigenous peoples and the rights of nature by Linda Etchart
- The hydroelectric threat to the Amazon Basin by Marilene Cardoso Ribeiro & Sue Branford
- Mining and communities by Tom Gatehouse
- State violence, policing and paramilitaries by Mike Gatehouse
- Spaces of everyday resistance: the right to the city by Antonia Burchard-Levine
- The new journalism: now the people make the news by Mike Gatehouse
- Cultural resistance by Louise Morris
- The Covid-19 Pandemic: Survival (virtual chapter) by Emily Gregg
“At the weekend I received the two copies of Voices you sent from England… I don’t know English, but as each word was translated I was moved by my own story. I’m so happy to know that we women and men are acting to bring about a better world. Thank you for sharing my thoughts and ideas. I don’t know who else will have received copies of the book, but I know that new generations are coming, who will have social consciousness.”