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Laura Carlsen: Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ynske Boersma: The Defenders

Colombian women are putting their lives on the line for the Earth. . ACROSS THE WORLD, environmental activists defending their land, wildlife, and natural resources against large dams, industrial agriculture, … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kavitha Surana: A Baby Was Separated From Her Uncle at the Border. Three Months Later, Her Mother Is Still Trying to Get Her Back.

The case of Liah Ferrera Amaya shows the extensive vetting immigrant families must submit to in order to retrieve their children from U.S. custody — even if it means putting … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Miss Peru Beauty Queens Go Rogue

. Talk about resistance in unlikely places. Facing horrific rates of violence against women – the week before, the hashtag #PeruPaisdeVioladores (Peru Country of Rapists) was trending – the contestants … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Eduardo Galeano: The Right to Bravery

. In 1816 the government in Buenos Aires bestowed the rank of lieutenant colonel on Juana Azurduy “in virtue of her manly efforts.” She led the guerrillas who took Cerro … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

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