Info Links

INFORMATION LINKS

Below are Solidarity Community, Latin American News and Analysis, and Global News and Analysis websites that we find to be useful.

SOLIDARITY COMMUNITY

The following organizations are focused on solidarity activities including tours, delegations, education events and conferences, activism, and lobbying for progressive change.  We do joint actions and activities with some of these groups.

ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE – http://afgj.org
AfGJ organizes delegations, tours, conferences and activism around Latin America and beyond.

CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE – www.chiapas-support.org
Oakland based organization supporting indigenous and campesino organizations in Mexico.

FNRP / HONDURAS RESISTANCE – www.resistenciahonduras.net
Website of the National Front for Popular Resistance. Mostly in Spanish but some English.

GLOBAL EXCHANGE – www.globalexchange.org
GX does education and outreach work, operates “fair trade” stores and organizes Reality Tours to visit and understand poor communities around the world.  See their website under resources for an extensive listing of resources including films, books and organizations.

HAITI ACTION COMMITTEE – www.haitisolidarity.net
Haiti Action Committee is a SF Bay Area based network of activists who have supported Haiti’s struggle for independence since 1991.

HONDURAS SOLIDARITY NETWORK / LA VOZ DE LOS ABAJO – www.hondurasresists.blogspot.com
News and alerts from Honduras for solidarity activists and anyone interested in the Honduran struggle.

NETWORK IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF GUATEMALA – www.nisgua.org
Education and outreach work plus activism focused on Guatemala. Task Force on the Americas collaborates with NISGUA in supporting an “accompanier” living and working in Guatemala.

RIGHTS ACTION – www.rightsaction.org
Activism, support projects and education focused on Central America and Mexico.

SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS WATCH – www.soaw.org
Since 1990, SOAW (School of the Americas Watch) has been educating the public and doing research, writing and activist work to shut down the infamous torture training center. The name of the “school” has changed to “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.” SOAW conducts effective political action campaigns in Congress.

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND DIGNITY http://theinternationalcommittee.org/
The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity to the Peoples is a network of concerned individuals from several countries of Europe, Latin America and North America who are dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations.

 


LATIN AMERICA NEWS and ANALYSIS

The following organizations focus on research, writing, and education work around Latin America and the world.

APORREA – www.aporrea.org
Analysis and reports on Venezuela. In Spanish.

COUNCIL ON HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS – www.coha.org
Monitors political, economic, and diplomatic issues facing the Western Hemisphere in biweekly Washington Report on the Hemisphere.

FOOD FIRST – www.foodfirst.org
Food First is a “people’s think tank” with focus on food sustainability.  While the scope is global, much of Food First’s work has been regarding Latin America.

LATIN AMERICA IN MOVEMENT – www.alainet.org/index.phtml.en
This website is by ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Informacion), a think tank based in Ecuador. It features wide ranging analyses and publications on economic and social challenges, international relations, etc.

NACLA REPORTS – www.nacla.org
NACLA has been publishing in-depth analyses and reports in its quarterly magazine since 1967. NACLA provides policy makers, analysts, academics, organizers, journalists and religious and community groups with information on major trends in Latin America and its relations with the United States.

NARCO NEWS – www.narconews.com
Narco News provides news and analysis focused on “Drug War and Democracy” throughout the Americas.

NOTIMUNDO – http://www.notimundo.in/
News from Latin America and the world.  Spanish.

PRENSA RURAL – www.prensarural.org
Voice of campesino activists in Colombia. Spanish.

SEMANARIO VOZ – www.semanariovoz.com
Colombian news and analysis from Leftist perspective.  Spanish.

REBELION – www.rebelion.org
Analysis on all Latin America. Spanish only.

TELESUR – http://www.telesurtv.net/english
An international television network based in Venezuela. Online reporting plus videos. English and Spanish. It is the first South American network produced and controlled by Latin Americans. Existing Spanish language networks are all subsidiaries of US corporations. South Americans often get more news from the US or Iraq than from their neighboring countries, and the networks inject US cultural biases into their coverage

UPSIDE DOWN WORLD – http://upsidedownworld.org
Online magazine covering activism and politics in Latin America. Very good resource with original reporting and archives organized by country.

VENEZUELANALYSIS  – http://venezuelanalysis.com
Research, articles and opinion pieces focused on Venezuela. See the Links section of their website for an extensive listing of media and organizations focused on Venezuela.


GLOBAL NEWS AND ANALYSIS

The following websites are global in scope but frequently cover issues and topics relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean. While we do not agree with every analysis presented at these websites, we believe they provide important perspectives on Latin America, including news and viewpoints rarely heard in the mainstream media.

COMMONDREAMS – www.commondreams.org
“Breaking news and views for the progressive community.”

COUNTERPUNCH – www.counterpunch.org
Founded by Alexander Cockburn, this website features wide-ranging critical and cutting-edge analysis from an anti-imperialist perspective.

DEMOCRACY NOW – www.democracynow.org
Founded by Amy Goodman, this website features a daily radio and TV program covering domestic and international current events.

DISSIDENT VOICE – http://dissidentvoice.org
“Radical newsletter in the struggle for peace with social justice.” Founded by musician Sunil Sharma in Santa Rosa, California.

THE REAL NEWS –  http://therealnews.com
Video news and analysis of domestic and international events.

RESUMEN LATINOAMERICANO AND THE THIRD WORLD http://resumen-english.org/
Resumen Latinoamericano is a weekly newsletter that publishes information in solidarity with Latin America and the third world