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Venezuelan Indigenous Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero Assassinated

Venezuelan Indigenous Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero Assassinated Mar 4th 2013, by Ewan Robertson/ Venezuelanalysis, Aporrea, VTV. Yukpa Chief Sabino Romero, an indigenous and land rights activist, was assassinated on Sunday night (Photo by Mérida, 4th March 2013 ( – Indigenous Yupka chief and land rights activist Sabino Romero has been assassinated in an act … Continue reading

We’re Not Going to Allow Shortages or Messing with Prices

Feb 25th 2013, by Ciudad CCS / Consuelo Cerrada Translation by The Institute for the Defence of People in Access to Goods and Services (Indepabis) is in the eye of the storm. The sanctions recently applied to commercial establishments both great and small have landed it in the headlines. Indepabis’ president, Consuelo Cerrada, explains … Continue reading

Plutocrats: An informative and frustrating book

Chrystia Freeland Plutocrats: The rise of the new global super rich and the fall of everyone else (Doubleday Canada and Penguin Press US, 2012) reviewed by Peter Hogarth Plutocrats shows a clear influence from the Occupy movement and laments the rise of such intense income inequality around the world between the 1% and the 99%. … Continue reading

Towards an ecosocialist network

Towards an ecosocialist network by Grant Brookes Text of a presentation by Grant Brookes at the conference Socialism 2012: Class Struggle in Aotearoa, held June 1-3 in Wellington, New Zealand, sponsored by the Workers Party New Zealand. I had some reservations, when I was asked to speak in this session, about an Ecosocialist Network in … Continue reading

Ecuador’s president responds to ‘leftist’ critics

Ecuador’s president responds to ‘leftist’ critics Posted on November 12, 2012 Those who oppose any use of natural resources would condemn our people to perpetual poverty. What’s needed is not a ban on development, but a democratic effort to use the country’s wealth to benefit the people and the environment Rafael Correa by Federico Fuentes … Continue reading

Latin American rural groups urge united action against capital

Latin American rural groups urge united action against capital Posted on November 13, 2012 Peasant communities, indigenous peoples and afro-descendants are today the greatest bastion of rebellion and resistance across the world. Against the looting by capital and empire! For land and sovereignty of our peoples! No socialism without feminism! In the last week of … Continue reading

Climate change exposes New York’s deep class divide

Climate change exposes New York’s deep class divide Posted on November 9, 2012 Hurricane Sandy and the suffering it has caused are intimately related to the business that the dark towers of Lower Manhattan symbolize. In the hardest hit areas, Occupy activists are organizing grassroots relief efforts. by Peter Rugh On Tuesday morning, as New … Continue reading

Last Call: January Delegation to Venezuela: Food Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Community Power

January Delegation to Venezuela: Food Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Community Power January 27/February-5. With Hugo Chavez’s historic win this October, the Venezuelan people have committed to carry forward the Bolivarian Revolution, with its advances in social equality, human rights, community power, and more. One of the focuses of this trip will be food sovereignty, or … Continue reading

Behind Bolivia’s nationalization of Canadian mine

WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER, 2012 Behind Bolivia’s nationalization of Canadian mine For the Financial Post, the actions of the Bolivian government in nationalizing a Canadian mine this summer, confirmed the country’s status as an “outlaw nation” (Grace, 2012). But for less biased observers, the reality was a little different. Responding to pressure from local indigenous communities … Continue reading