Month: February 2010

Carlos Montemayor Dead: Mexican Author Dies At 62

Mexican author and guerrilla movement scholar Carlos Montemayor died Sunday, his publisher said. He was 62.

A historian and linguist whose academic work centered on indigenous culture and rebels, Montemayor was sympathetic to the armed Zapatista uprising in 1994 in the southern state of Chiapas.

Resisting Mining: Brutal Repression and Uprising in Argentina

Source – Upside Down World Written by Marie Trigona Tuesday, 23 February 2010 World-wide, mining operations have been associated with exploitation, corruption, violence, environmental devastation, human rights abuses, and impunity. However, despite threats and violent attacks, local movements resist mining operations and associated devastating effects. Residents in Northern Argentina have protested the opening of an …

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US Intelligence Report Classifies Venezuela as “Anti-US Leader”

Source – Eva Golinger By Eva Golinger 3 February 2010 – As is custom at the beginning of each year, the different US agencies publish their famous annual reports on topics ranging from human rights, trafficking in persons, terrorism, threats, drug-trafficking, and other issues that indicate who will be this year’s target of US agression. Yesterday, …

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Monthly Call-In Day February 10, 2010 Tell Pacific Rim Mining to get out of Cabañas!

Since 2005, community organizing efforts have successfully blocked Pacific Rim Mining Corporation’s application for gold mining permits in the department of Cabañas, El Salvador. This effective resistance has been met with death threats, kidnapping attempts and assassinations against activists who oppose mining. Two more community leaders were murdered just before the New Year. In early …

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184 Communes Currently in Formation in Venezuela

With 184 socialist communes in construction in Venezuela, yesterday, during his weekly TV show Alo Presidente, president Hugo Chavez emphasised the need for “production independent of the capitalist market” in these communes and in general, and also directed Caracas mayor Jorge Rodriguez to expropriate buildings in plaza Bolivar in order to rescue the city’s history.