Representatives from the world’s indigenous people had a prominent place on the global stage for a few days in New York. At the UN World Conference on Indigenous People, they demonstrated that they are not alone in their struggle for rights, but rather constitute a global movement.
As the Ebola outbreak rages, and there are projections of more than 1.4 million persons infected in the next few months, the African Union and ECOWAS has taken a back seat as the international media uses this virus to stigmatize Africa and Africans.
Sixty-six years after ending its “mandate” in Palestine, Britain remains a party in a bloody conflict where Israel is still carrying out the same policies of colonial expansion, using western - including British - funds, arms and political support.
Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on Friday, October 17th to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country's Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada administration.
The sun shone brightly in La Paz, Bolivia on election day this past Sunday. The cars and buses that usually fill the winding streets were prohibited for the day in order to prevent people from voting more than once in different locations.
October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not controlled by corporations, small farmers and allies across the globe have also named October 16 the Day of Action for Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Organizations.
I recall, with particular awkwardness, my first talk at a socialist student gathering at the University of Washington in Seattle nearly two decades ago. When I tried to offer an authentic view of the situation in Palestine from the viewpoint of a refugee, my hosts were hardly impressed.
Yesterday Bolivia went to the polls for a general election which granted victories to President Evo Morales and many other politicians in his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) political party. Below is a collection of interviews conducted on election day with voters from middle and working class neighborhoods in La Paz, Bolivia on how they voted and what they think of the MAS government.