While the United States is is trying to isolate Iran, Iran is making friends in America’s backyard.
Worker’s Party (PT) candidate, Dilma Rousseff, will be the first woman president in Brazilian history.
The key to Brazil’s future lies in social movements not politics.
Dilma Rousseff came very close to winning in the first round of voting in Brazil, she ended up on the threshold of the government currently led by Lula de Silva.
Iran sanctions are for the benefit — or lack thereof — of other countries as well.
If the U.S. thinks the Russians are going to have a falling out with the Turks over the Iran sanctions, then delusion is the order of the day in Washington.
After the kidnapping of the Swiss Ambassador in Brazil in 1970, 70 political prisoners were released from Brazilian prisons and set free in Chile on an exchange agreement. The directors of this film, Haskell Wexler and Saul Landau, went to Chile and recorded first-hand interviews with the former prisoners, revealing the torture that was part of everyday routine interrogation in Brazilian prisons. The film shows reenactments of waterboarding, pau de arara and other medieval and modern “procedures” administered by Brazil’s military government.
LinkTV will be showing this revolutionary film three times in the next two weeks. You can find more information, including an interview with the film-makers, here.
At the end of January over 100,000 people gathered on the edge of the Amazon rainforest for the 9th World Social Forum. Participants spent a week imaging a new world rising out of the ashes of today’s economic, ecological, and cultural crises.
Please join DC-based friends and colleagues for a brown-bag conversation featuring short reflections on climate justice, indigenous rights, labor, financial crisis and environmental issues and proposals that emerged from the Forum. If you were at the World Social Forum, we invite you to share your experience, too. Bring your own lunch and join the discussion!
Will the WTOs Doha talks come back from the dead?
Noam Chomsky looks at the increasing power and coordination of the countries of the Global South.
Patrick Quirk explains the “friendship” of people who are seemingly worlds away: The Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil and their friends here in United States – the Friends of the MST.
The problem with the World Bank is much bigger than Paul Wolfowitz.
The Forum brought 70,000 people to Nairobi. But, Emira Woods asks, where was the Kenyan government support?
The International Monetary Fund is increasingly irrelevant and even its own assessment found major flaws in its track record in the poorest countries.
The Latin American state has lost its monopoly on violence. U.S. economic and political policies have only made matters worse.