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Bolivia’s two worlds

A new conflict broke out in Bolivia at the end of March. Thousands of miners blocked highways in five departments of Bolivia to protest a pending new mining law. Three miners were killed by the national police, while the miners took dozens of police hostage. Continue reading

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Latin America in continuous struggle

Resistance by Indigenous groups in Colombia; Indigenous Guatemalans resist Canadian mining company; teachers in Mexico protest “educational reform” law Continue reading

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Canada’s First Nations against fracking

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attacked men and women of the Mi’kmaq and Elsipogtog First Nation for blocking a New Brunswick highway in protest of Southwestern Energy doing seismic testing to determine whether local shale gas deposits merit fracking. Continue reading

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Zapatistas’ new era

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View Zapatistas’ new era Dec. 21, 2012, was a special date in the Mayan calendar—the end of an era and the beginning of a new historic cycle. For … Continue reading

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Free Angye Gaona!

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Free Angye Gaona! I collect the rootlets of thought. I carry them on my eroded back next to the wild oblivion falling from me. —Angye … Continue reading

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