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The Power of Conscience: The US Military and the Myth that Humanity is Predisposed to Violence

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 12:05 PM

By Guest Author Maria Santelli, Executive Director, Center on Conscience & War

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Camilo Mejía, an Iraq War veteran, conscientious objector, and peace activist. Photo courtesy of Center on Conscience & War.

We have this tragic misperception that humanity is predisposed...

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Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 5:54 PM

Excerpts from an interview with Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador

By Beverly Bell

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We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as...

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Most Post-Disaster Funding Is a Disaster, How to Do It Right

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 11:20 PM

By Guest Authors Fatima van Hattum and Arianne Shaffer, Kindle Project

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Women Awareness Centre Nepal, shown here in happier days before the earthquake, is now active in community-led disaster responses. Courtesy of International Development Exchange.

A recent report from Pro Publica reveals that...

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The Rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial for a Friend

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 3:45 PM

By guest author Daphne Wysham

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Oronto Douglas in the Niger Delta he worked to defend. Photo- Steve Kretzmann


If they knew him at all, the world knew Nigerian Oronto Douglas as the former attorney for the writer, playwright and Ogoni...

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The 'Other' Politics of Ayotzinapa

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 1:59 AM

By: Charlotte Maria Saenz
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Family and colleagues of 46[1] student-teachers[2] forcibly disappeared and killed in Iguala, Guerrero last September 26, 2014 have grown into a civilian movement known as "Ayotzinapa" that includes people from all...

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Women Up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics

(4) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:22 AM

By Charlotte Maria Sáenz, Other Worlds

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"Office of Women for Dignity" at the Zapatista Autonomous Municipality "Caracol de Oventic," Chiapas, Mexico.

Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish...

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Sony Esteus and Community Radio in Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 9:02 AM

By Beverly Bell

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Popular radio advocate Sony Estéus in his make-shift radio studio just after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Photo Credit: Roberto (Bear) Guerra

On the last day of his life, popular radio advocate Sony Estéus was to attend the opening...

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Time Banks: A Tool for Restorative Justice and Community Strength

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 2:32 PM

By Stephanie Rearick
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One timebank member leads other members on an edible plant walk, teaching how to identify and use wild edible plants.

Stephanie Rearick is a former co-chair and interim co-director of  TimeBanks USA. She is also founding co-director of the...

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Power to the People, But Really: Participatory Democracy in El Salvador

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 5:17 PM

An interview with Congresswoman Estela Hernandez of El Salvador
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Estela Hernandez, congresswoman, social movement leader, and radical democracy advocate.

Estela Hernandez is both a member of the national assembly and a leader in the transformational social movement, La Coordinadora of the Lower...

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The Attack on Human Rights' Defenders in Haiti

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:30 PM

An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II

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Jackson Doliscar organizing earthquake-displaced people to claim their right to housing. His work almost cost him his life. Photo: Ed Kashi, American Jewish World Service

Community organizer and rights defender Jackson Doliscar speaks to efforts of...

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5 Years After the Earthquake in Haiti, The Sad State of Democracy and Human Rights

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2015 | 5:46 PM

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Jackson Doliscar, community organizer and human rights defender.


Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the...

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Transforming Power, Protecting the Environment in El Salvador

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 12:53 PM

An Interview with Social Movement Leader and Parliamentarian Estela Hernandez

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The social movement La Coordinadora is organizing to protect lands and waters - including the Bay of Jiquilisco, pictured here - from corporate development, instead promoting ecological health and sustainable...

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Another Black Boy Gunned Down By Police

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 7:18 PM

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Photo Credit: Beverly Bell. 

We will never learn of the names, lives and deaths of countless Black men and boys murdered by police -- and slavery enforcers, hate groups, vigilantes, and a host of others -- dating back to the earliest days...

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Cultivating Climate Justice Through Compost: The Story of Hernani

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:23 AM

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This is part 4 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are...

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On International Human Rights Day, the Fight for Indigenous Land and Autonomy in Honduras

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:14 AM

By Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions and US Food Sovereignty Alliance, and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds

Photos by Steve Pavey

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What's at stake for Honduras' Garifuna people: Human rights, culture, and land. As throughout much ancestral territory, those who live on...
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Cultivating Climate Justice: A Tale of Two Cities

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 11:39 AM

This is part 3 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,...

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Cultivating Climate Justice from the Front Lines of the Crisis: The Philippines and Australia

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:19 AM

This is part 2 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,...

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Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 12:45 PM

This is part 1 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,...

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Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:15 AM

By Charlotte María Sáenz, Other Worlds

November 11, 2014

Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead[1]

Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos. "Alive, they were taken, and alive we want them back," became the national and international public's rallying cry for the 43 disappeared male student teachers attacked by municipal police...

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Gendering Peasant Movements, Gendering Food Sovereignty

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 11:46 AM

November 4, 2014

Dr. Pamela Caro, Santiago, Chile

Interview Taken and Edited by Deepa Panchang and Beverly Bell

 

Pamela Caro is a director of the Program of Labor Citizenship with the Women's Development Research Center (CEDEM), a Chilean non-governmental organization that supports peasant women in Latin America as...

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