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June 01, 2006
    Latin America’s occupied factories and enterprises represent the development of one of the most advanced strategies in defense of the working class and resistance against capitalism and neoliberalism. The experiences of worker self-management and organization have directly challenged the structures of capitalism by questioning private property, taking back workers’ knowledge, and organizing production for objectives other than profits.

This new phenomenon, which is catching hold throughout Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela, continues to grow despite market challenges. More than 30,000 Latin American workers are employed at cooperatively run businesses.

June 01, 2006
    The radical transformation inside Venezuela continues to inspire movements around the world. Peter Brogan examines the Bolivarian revolution and looks at why Venezuela’s resistance poses such a threat to US control of the region.

Today Latin America serves as the most dynamic, inspiring, and strongest bastion of resistance against US domination and neoliberalism. Chávez captured this spirit of resistance when he addressed those in attendance of the sixth World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas this January: “It [the US empire] is the most perverse…in history. It talks about freedom while invading and destroying nations…. The empire is very powerful, but not infallible. This century we will bury the US empire.

February 01, 2005
    On his first trip abroad since re-election, George W. Bush was greeted by thousands of Chileans, protesting his trade and military policies and telling him to go home.

    The protests at last week’s APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting were not just a manifestation of the historic anti-American response to an imperial president. The anti-Bush demonstrations in Santiago highlighted a new political trend in Latin America — where many countries are moving to the center-left, just as the United States takes a sharp turn to the right.

With all eyes focused on the presidential elections in the United States , key elections in Latin American countries went almost unnoticed over the past weeks.

February 01, 2005
    The death of Yasser Arafat has brought forth hundreds of commentaries on a man who for decades personified the Palestinian liberation struggle. The vast range of assessments offered in these obituaries indicate that Arafat - or Abu Ammar as he was known by his nom de guerre - was no simple figure. His long history at the head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the organization he helped found, Fatah, was more recently overshadowed by his leadership of the Palestinian Authority.

The stunned disbelief and grief of Palestinians from around the world that greeted his death provide testament to his charismatic and iconic status. The modern Palestinian national movement is inextricably linked to his figure.

February 01, 2005
    For perhaps the first time in the history of Palestinian solidarity activism in the US, the majority of organizations working against the occupation are coming together around a single long-term campaign.

For decades the Caterpillar Corporation has supplied bulldozers to the Israeli military for use in home demolitions, as well as the construction of settlements on Palestinian territory and more recently of the Apartheid Wall.