Haiti has seen a series of demonstrations since September of 2019 that were triggered by a fuel shortage. Shortly after, demonstrators started demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. Media outlets have depicted these demonstrations as riots. In this podcast, we hear from Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee, and look at the history of Haiti, to determine whether these demonstrations are in fact riots or whether they are part of an uprising that stems from Haiti’s long history of resistance towards oppressive forces.
The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community’s unarmed guards were also killed, while six others […]
On October 12, 2019, The Hard Rock Hotel collapsed, killing three workers and injuring dozens more, including Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma. Palma was one of the workers who spoke out publicly to news networks against the use of faulty materials and supports on the construction site. Twenty-four hours later, he […]
Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador By Lucas Koerner October 23, 2019 Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against right-wing, US-backed governments and their neoliberal austerity policies. Currently in Chile, the government of billionaire Sebastian Piñera has deployed the army to crush nationwide […]
Zapatismo at Twenty-Five and its Impact on Chicana/o Activism: Part One By Pablo Gonzalez January 1, 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico. An indigenous rebellion coined the “first revolution of the 21st century.” Since then, the Zapatista indigenous struggle has grown in numbers and […]
In this podcast we work through several themes including social media’s role in Brazil, especially through whatsapp, in constructing false narratives of political figures and events. We talk about Jair Bolsonaro and his use of language and its relationship with physical violence. We try to hash out what […]
By Jesús Cortez White Fantasies White fantasies White fantasies built on the foundation of corpses— sweetened by legality Your Leave it toBeaver, white picket fence suburban heaven, Your Brady Bunch aspirations Your mutilated bodies left behind grandiose missions Your disneyland dreams covering up the blood left by murderous police Your yellow […]
by Greg Palast Note: Palast covered Venezuela during the Chavez presidency for BBC Television Newsnight and the Guardian. Readers of Truthout may download, for free, the film of Palast’s BBC reports, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez. This article incorporates additional reporting by William Camacaro in Caracas. On January […]