Category: South America

Vijay Prashad: To Ola Bini

A Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle

John Pilger: Chelsea Manning Locked Down Again

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is a rare examples of a 21st century truth teller who has been jailed once again for standing up for what she believes

Binoy Kampmark: Shredding Asylum: the Arrest of Julian Assange

Who better to blame than a man in confinement, whose communications had been restricted, whose health was failing?

Adriana Guimarães: Women are driving resistance to repression in Brazil

Women are the driving force behind the movement against increasing crackdowns on human rights in Brazil promoted by the new government

Robert Mackey: Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection

Sigal Samuel: Ecuador legalized gangs. Murder rates plummeted

A stunningly successful experiment has the potential to upend the mainstream US approach to deviance

Andrew Fishman: Bolsonaro Meets Trump to Consolidate Their Far-Right Alliance

The visit is designed to signal positive steps in that direction, even if it is unlikely to produce any substantial breakthroughs

Maria Amélia de Almeida Teles: Brazilian feminists resist ‘attack on our fundamental rights’

‘In the war against democratic progress, our very bodies are the territory being fought over’

Pablo Ospina Peralta: Ecuador’s Dilemma

The main lesson of correísmo is that no project of transformation, if it wants to sustain and even deepen social change, can weaken the people who propel it forward

Bree Busk: Chile’s feminist movement is here to stay

Over the course of 2018, Chilean feminists established their movement through student resistance and the transnational fight for legal abortion

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