The governments of Ecuador, Venezuela, and Argentina denounced the events as they unfolded, and other neighboring countries (including Uruguay and Chile) have since recalled their ambassadors to Paraguay.
This green-washing of capitalism is not going to solve the global climate crisis, protect our communities from harm, or manage our common resources. Most importantly though, Rio+20 has made it clear that a Green Economy is not a transitional demand toward systemic environmental change.
In San Marcos Aviles, Chiapas, Mexico, people have stories markedly similar in basic plot to those I heard at Occupy Portland – if far more dire and often far more violent throughout the narrative – and they need listeners.
The FBI and ICE have a draft agreement that allows them to provide biometric information to a deportee’s country of origin upon repatriation, potentially putting people at risk of ethnic cleansing and discrimination upon returning to an oppressive or violent government.