In the face of silence from Washington, the Clinton-backed coup government in Honduras is mopping up activists for democracy and indigenous rights.
A new book describes an attempt to map uncontacted tribes in the Amazon without contacting them.
Teaching for Change/Busboys and Poets, Amazon Watch, Friends of the Earth US, Greenpeace US, and Institute for Policy Studies Invite You for a Special Book Event with Scott Wallace, author of the book,THE UNCONQUERED: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes.
A new book shows the struggle of Mexico’s indigenous communities to preserve and celebrate their way of life in the face of predatory development.
On this Columbus Day, let’s consider the discrepancy between how newcomers are celebrated in our history but ostracized in our society.
Call’s story, No Word for Welcome, invites readers into the homes, classrooms, storefronts, and fishing boats of the isthmus, as well as the mahogany-paneled high-rise offices of those striving to control the region. With timely and invaluable insights into the development battle, Call shows that the people who have suffered most from economic globalization have some of the clearest ideas about how we can all survive it.
Southern Sudan’s vote for independence and ongoing violence in Darfur demand U.S. attention.
The showdown in Cancun is over preventing a market-based approach to global warming.
In rural Mexico, the flush toilet is a human rights victory.
At the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit, reports columnist Christine Ahn, a new and powerful antiwar movement came together.
The World People’s Conference on Climate Change held last week in Bolivia was an experiment in replacing the less-than-democratic UN process with one that invites public participation. But what’s the difference between Copenhagen and Cochabamba?
The blockbuster film’s storyline is far from original.
What’s the best way to retain forests and reverse climate change without scapegoating indigenous and rural communities?
Despite some growth, many disparities remain among indigenous Americans.
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!