The Edge of Brazilian Democracy, Indigenous Community Radio in Guatemala, U.S. Immigration, & More


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July 16, 2019
In The Edge of Democracy, a Netflix documentary, Petra Costa recounts the rise and fall of Brazilian democracy and the human costs of lost hope. While there is much to praise about the film, it sometimes sacrifices nuance for the sake of clarity. 
July 11, 2019
Despite government opposition, community radio stations help Indigenous communities in Guatemala share their stories.
July 10, 2019
A three-month strike shutting down one of Mexico’s top universities lays bare class schisms, the López Obrador government’s tepid response to inequality, and organized labor’s limitations in building solidarity across class divides.
July 9, 2019
Worthington, Minnesota, home to a major meatpacking plant with a majority immigrant workforce, is a microcosm of an expanding border regime where a power struggle unfolds between longtime residents and newcomers.
July 5, 2019
How the right-wing Brazilian government’s attack on the social sciences and its myth of “racial democracy” perpetuates racism in the country
Border Wars
July 3, 2019
In the name of “sparking a reaction” from an indifferent public, images of migrant deaths decontextualize their reasons for fleeing and gloss over the impact of decades of prevention through deterrence policy.
July 2, 2019
Todd Miller examines the ever-extending reach of U.S. border enforcement in an excerpt from his book Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (out July 23 from Verso Books)
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