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.

Shadow Warriors: Movin’ On Up

The U.S. is embarking on a military sea change that will replace massive deployments, like Iraq and Afghanistan, with stealthy night raids, secret assassinations, and death-dealing drones.

The Citizens’ Pact for a Mexico in Peace

This pact was read by Olga Reyes and Patricia Duarte in Mexico City’s Zocalo on May 8th, the last day of the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity. The document will be signed June 10 in Ciudad Juarez.

Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity

Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity

What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach to north-south relations.

12 Years Of People’s Democracy In Venezuela

12 Years Of People’s Democracy In Venezuela

Feb. 2 marks the 12 year anniversary of the inauguration of President Chavez and the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution. Some of Venezuela’s most impressive achievements that we want to celebrate include: A reduction in poverty by 44% between 1998 and 2008 according to the United Nations Development Programme and the OAS, a fall in unemployment from 16.8% in 2003 to 7% in 2010, an increase by 10 places on the Human Development Index of the United Nations from 1998 to 2008, and the near obliteration of illiteracy.