Articles by: NACLA & LASC
As part of the "Not just Change, but Justice" campaign, a joint-effort by NACLA and the Latin America Solidarity Coalition, activist-scholar Lesley Gill reports on U.S. militarization in Latin America asking the question, "What are we facing today?" Though skeptical about change, she outlines why Obama needs to change Bush-era policies and end programs like Plan Colombia and Plan Mexico. Gill says that continued funding for both militarized anti-drug programs will embolden paramilitary groups and cause repression against activists.
As part of the "Not just Change, but Justice" campaign, a joint-effort by NACLA and the Latin America Solidarity Coalition, Father Roy Bourgeois, spoke at a recent panel in Washington D.C. Bourgeois, the founder of the School of the Americas Watch, spoke about Empire, the political sea-change taking place in Latin America, and the role of U.S.-based activists in changing Washington's foreign policy toward the region in the Obama era.