• Report-back from Cochabamba

    Toronto, May 7, 2010. Part 1: with delegates to the Cochabamba climate conference: performance by Red Slam collective Kimia Ghomeshi, Campaign Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (transcript) Ben Powless, Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario, member of the Indigenous Environmental Network   View part 2 on YouTube website   Part 2: Danny Beaton: 2010 recipient … Watch video »

  • New Wave of Repression Targets Opponents of Honduran Coup

    Both the Canadian and U.S. governments have praised the January 27 elections in Honduras as a major step forward toward a return to democracy and national reconciliation. Yet the reality on the ground under the newly elected government of Porfirio Lobo is one of continuing repression and selective assassinations of those who dared to oppose … Keep reading »

  • BOLIVIA: Bittersweet Victory Highlights Obstacles for Process of Change

    Although final figures will not be known until April 24, the results of Bolivia’s April 4 regional elections have ratified the continued advance of the “democratic and cultural revolution” led by the country’s first indigenous President Evo Morales. However, it also highlights some of the shortcomings and obstacles the process of change faces. Initial results … Keep reading »

  • For Venezuela, There is No Going Back

    A Discussion with Federico Fuentes and Kiraz Janicke As Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution enters a new decade of struggle and defiantly advances toward its goal of ‘21st Century Socialism,’ serious challenges to the future of the process emerging from both inside and outside the country still abound. As a result, key questions surrounding Venezuela’s mounting tensions with … Keep reading »

  • Haiti’s Earthquake Victims in Peril

    It’s been nearly eight weeks since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and familiar patterns of interference and neglect by the major powers that dominate the country are firmly entrenched. Notwithstanding heroic efforts of ordinary Haitian people, Haitian government officials and agencies, and many international organizations, a grave health risk hovers over the people residing in … Keep reading »

  • Canada’s Long Embrace of the Honduran Dictatorship

    Peter Kent recently returned from a three day trip (February 17-20) to Honduras, proudly declaring the mission a success. As Canada’s Minister of State for the Americas, Kent is the Tory government’s point person for Canada’s growing political and economic interests in the region. Honduras has become an important focus of those interests, since the … Keep reading »

  • Venezuela’s Revolution Faces Crucial Battles

    Decisive battles between the forces of revolution and counter-revolution loom on the horizon in Venezuela. The campaign for the September 26 National Assembly elections will be a crucial battle between the supporters of socialist President Hugo Chavez and the U.S.-backed right-wing opposition. But these battles, part of the class struggle between the poor majority and … Keep reading »

  • Relief, Occupations and the Haiti Crisis

    Toronto, February 2, 2010. View it on Vimeo website On January 12, Haiti was hit with an earthquake 7.0 on the Richter scale, leaving possibly 200,000 dead and 3 million affected. Much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, is now living in makeshift camps with their water, food, and health at risk. While many countries around the … Watch video »

  • Consolidating the Coup in Honduras? Pepe Lobo, Imperialism, and the Resistance

    A country of sharp inequality and class polarization, Honduras recently returned to the frontlines in the battle for Latin America’s soul. The terrain of struggle has shifted on multiple occasions over the last seven months, following the military coup against the democratically-elected President, Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. The battle entered its latest phase last week with … Keep reading »

  • Honduran Resistance in the Streets of Tegucigalpa

    Rafael Alegría Interviewed by Jeffery R. Webber Hundreds of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets on Wednesday, January 27 to protest the inauguration of Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Soza. Lobo was the victor in fraudulent elections held last November and his new regime is seen by the Honduran resistance as a continuation and consolidation of the … Keep reading »

  • Canadian Mining and Popular Resistance in Honduras

    Carlos Danilo Amador interviewed by Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber JRW/TG: We’re here in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (January 26). Can you give us your name and position in your organization? CDA: My name is Carlos Danilo Amador. I am the General Secretary of the Regional Environmental Committee of the Valle de Siria, a region in Honduras. … Keep reading »

  • Our Role in Haiti’s Plight

    Any large city in the world would have suffered extensive damage from an earthquake on the scale of the one that ravaged Haiti’s capital city on Tuesday afternoon, but it’s no accident that so much of Port-au-Prince now looks like a war zone. Much of the devastation wreaked by this latest and most calamitous disaster … Keep reading »