Latin America solidarity – general or not otherwise covered

This includes articles and alerts about Latin America that are general in nature, or that are not already covered in more specific geographical categories.

Occupy Wall Street and Grassroots Movements in Latin America

by Midge  Quandt (AFGJ Board Emeritus) The Occupy Wall Street movement that by December 2011 had spread to 900 cities world-wide led me to question my earlier allegiance to the idea that government/the state is the most effective avenue to radical social change. The Occupy movement also led me to revisit a related argument that…

Labor, Sweatshops and CAFTA in Nicaragua

By Steve Watrous (Watrous is a professor and Chair of the Milwaukee Fair Trade Coalition.) As I walked through the big room of a clothing factory in Managua’s free trade zone, where about 800 workers were busy sewing and ironing black Wrangler jeans, the heat was horrible for a visitor from the north. I saw…

November 18-20, 2011: Converge at the gates of Ft. Benning

Stand up for dignity, justice, solidarity and self-determination at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia! Shut Down the SOA and Resist U.S. Militarization in the Americas! (The following alert was originally sent by our friends at SOA Watch.) Join thousands of solidarity activists, torture survivors, union workers, people of faith, students, immigrants, veterans and others…

70 Groups Endorse LASC Conference – Register NOW!

The American University Washington, DC – April 8-10, 2011 Sponsored by: Latin America Solidarity Coalition in Conjunction with School of the Americas Watch Days of Action April 4-11, 2011 Help Build a Stronger Movement to End US Militarism and the Militarization of Relations with Latin America Register Now and Save Money Workshop Proposals Due March…