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February 20, 2005 Media Analysis

Canada is Legitimizing Suppression of Haitian Democracy: Filmmaker

pina-paup_fp.jpg Dru Oja Jay interviews filmmaker Kevin Pina about Canada's role in the overthrow of Haiti's government.

Kevin Pina slams role of Canadian government, media

February 12, 2005 Accounts

Growing Pains, Gains for Global Solidarity

This year's World Social Forum was the largest ever, attracting over 120,000 participants. Jennifer Besner describes the scene in Porto Allegre.

2005 World Social Forum was largest ever

November 6, 2004 Media Analysis

Counterbalance to Reality

Canadian media present two pictures of Haiti: helpless victim and land of violent "gangs". Dru Oja Jay compares their story to the facts on the ground.

Canadian Media on Haiti

November 6, 2004 Labour

Insisting on Working

In this interview, The Take director Avi Lewis talks about the film, and the implications of "inverting the traditional labour action".

An interview with The Take Director Avi Lewis

August 25, 2004 Features

Canada in Haiti

paradis-haiti2_fp.jpgWho Engineered the Overthrow of Democracy?

Anthony Fenton digs into Canada's role in the overthrow of a democratic government in Haiti, and the players involved. His investigation raised questions. Among others: was Canada's involvement to diplomatic enabling, or have Canadian troops been directly involved in the hundreds of political assassinations that followed the coup?

Who Engineered the Overthrow of Democracy?

August 25, 2004 Accounts

El Salvadorans Ask: do we CAFTA?

cafta_fp.jpg "Best hope for success" or imperial power grab? Jen Peirce reports on the Central American Free Trade Agreement from El Salvador.

July 21, 2004 Accounts

The Canadian Left is Failing to Stand Up for Haiti

In a rare exception to the Dominion's de facto lack of opinion articles, Yves Engler argues that Haitians are risking their lives to fight an illegal regime that the Canadian government is propping up.

Haitians are risking their lives to fight an illegal regime that Canada supports

June 24, 2004 Accounts

Fair's Fair

coffee_ft_fp.jpg Meribeth Deen visits Fair Trade coffee farms in Nicaragua.

Marketing and reality in the coffee trade

April 6, 2004 Accounts

Impressions from Haiti

haitians_fp.jpgAnthony Fenton shares his impressions from a ten-day trip to post-coup Haiti

April 6, 2004 Features

Divide and Conquer: Bilateral Trade Agreements

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

patiotrasero_fp.jpgLast September saw the spectacular collapse of World Trade Organization treaty talks in Cancun, Mexico. Joseph Stiglitz, former Chair of Clinton's council of economic advisors and Nobel Prize winner described the talks as "the usual: hard bargaining, extreme positions, last-minute concessions, arm twisting, peer pressure, tacit threats of cutting off development assistance and other benefits, and secret meetings among a small number of participants are all designed to extract concessions from the weakest".

by Yuill Herbert

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

March 16, 2004 Accounts

Venezuela's Political Battle

chavez_flags_fp.jpgDavid Fuenmayor reports on Venezuela's deep political divide, US intervention, and issues surrounding a potential referendum.

February 3, 2004 Accounts

Zapatistas and Supporters Celebrate 10 Years of Colourful Resistance

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Ben Sichel visits Chiapas, Mexico for the tenth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising.

January 13, 2004 Features

Lo Que Hemos Aprendido

The Right Whale Program of Peninsula Valdes

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Each September, right whales gather off the coast of Peninsula Valdes in Argentina's Chubut province. Since 1971, researchers have gathered there, as well: an unlikely group of biologists, conservationists, and whale-lovers, engaged in one of the world's longest-running studies of a marine mammal population. This past September, photographer John Haney and I spent a week on Peninsula Valdes, and got a window into the history of this study, onshore and off.

by Amanda Jernigan
photographs by John Haney


The Right Whale Program of Peninsula Valdes

December 1, 2003 Accounts

Interview: Guatemala After the Elections

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An interview with Simon Helweg-Larsen on US intervention, labour relations, and inequality in Guatemala after the elections.

September 27, 2003 Features

The "Piquetes"


buenos-aires_fp.jpgWhen Argentina's economy collapsed in January of 2002, thousands of Argentinians lost their jobs, and others lost their life savings when foreign banks closed suddenly. In the face of massive unemployment which existed well before the collapse, unemployed workers formed collectives to democratically petition the government for temporary employment ("plans"). After being consistantly ignored, the poorest of the unemployed, often starving, began to set up roadblocks (piquetes) on important Argentinian roads in support of their demands for work. They have also set up bakeries, bartering systems, and occupied abandoned factories and restarted business as usual--without the owners and with a radically democratic model of organizing.

A conversation between the Situaciones Collective and multiple members of the Unemployed Workers Movement of Solano. Translated by Ivan A. and eleusa.

Argentina's unemployed build direct democracy for basic needs

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