11 Nov 2014

Ayotzinapa’s Uncomfortable Dead

November 11, 2014 By Charlotte María Sáenz, Other Worlds 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 and

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04 Nov 2014

Gendering Peasant Movements, Gendering Food Sovereignty

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 they join

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30 Sep 2014

On National Day Of Maize In Mexico, Protecting The Sacred Plant

By Adelita San Vicente Tello September 30, 2014 Mexicans celebrated National Day of Maize yesterday, September 29, 2014, with demonstrations, marches, and expositions. Known as the Land of Maize, Mexico now imports one-third of this sacred icon and staple food, mostly from the US. A fierce battle is being waged

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05 Aug 2014

The Global Disability Rights Movement: Winning Power, Participation and Access

An Interview with Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund By Beverly Bell Diana Samarasan is founder and director of the Disability Rights Fund, a path-breaking advocacy and grantmaking organization. The Fund’s motto is “Building community capacity to achieve the human rights of all persons with disabilities.” “Nothing about us without us”

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01 Jul 2014

The Riches Of Nature V. Private Property: An Interview With Gerardo Cerdas

By Beverly Bell Read Part 1 of this interview here. Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement Grito de los Excluidos, Cry of the Excluded. He is also a sociologist and researcher. A native of Costa Rica, Cerdas lives in Brazil. All the peoples of the

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17 Jun 2014

Raising Hope Across Borders: Transnational Social Movements & Power

An interview with Gerardo Cerdas by Beverly Bell Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement Grito de los Excluidos, Cry of the Excluded. He is also a sociologist and researcher. A native of Costa Rica, Cerdas lives in Brazil. Q: Why is it important to

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10 Jun 2014

Solidarity Economies: A Guerrilla War Against Capitalism, Part 1

An interview with Nicolás Cruz Tineo by Beverly Bell and Jessica Hsu Nicolás Cruz Tineo is an economist and director of the Dominican Republic-based Institute for the Development of Associative Economics (IDEAC by its Spanish acronym). IDEAC provides technical support to encourage solidarity economies. Cruz also serves as the executive

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07 May 2014

Back to the Grassroots: Building a Movement for Sexual & Economic Rights

  By Anne Lim, interviewed by Deepa Panchang Anne Lim is from Quezon City, Philippines, where she serves as Executive Director of GALANG, a lesbian-led organization that works with urban poor LBTs (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people) in the city. She was recently nominated for the 2014 Baldwin Award, which

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22 Apr 2014

Gender Equity For Rural Haitian Women: Kettly Alexandre & The Peasant Movement Of Papay

Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu April 22, 2014 The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in 1973 to improve the living conditions of small farmers while

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04 Mar 2014

Mardi Gras In New Orleans: Keeping The Commons Common

Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you are reading this, the Zulu and Rex parades are either lining up at their staging sites or rolling down the streets amongst crazed revelers. Mardi Gras Indian

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