Review: The Unconquered

Review: The Unconquered

A new book describes an attempt to map uncontacted tribes in the Amazon without contacting them.

Review: No Word for Welcome

Review: No Word for Welcome

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.

Columbus Day Questions

Columbus Day Questions

On this Columbus Day, let’s consider the discrepancy between how newcomers are celebrated in our history but ostracized in our society.

Globalization & The Mexican Village

Globalization & The Mexican Village

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.

Spotlight on Sudan

Southern Sudan’s vote for independence and ongoing violence in Darfur demand U.S. attention.

Cochabamba’s Message: Let the People Speak

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?

Will Cash Cool the Planet?

Will Cash Cool the Planet?

What’s the best way to retain forests and reverse climate change without scapegoating indigenous and rural communities?

Creating Another World: The World Social Forum 2009 Reports Back

Creating Another World: The World Social Forum 2009 Reports Back

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!