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Latin America's Women-led Movements and the New Feminism

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, March 2017 |

Less than a week before International Women's day a year ago, Honduran military men trained by the Pentagon burst into her home and assassinated Berta Caceres. Feminist, environmentalist, and anti-imperialist, a charismatic organizer and a staunch opponent of the megaprojects that stole the land and poisoned the earth of indigenous peoples, Berta was the epitome of everything the henchmen of capitalism loathed and feared... Read More »

Sojourner Truth Radio: February 3, 2017 – Weekly Roundtable

by Laura Carlsen

Sojourner Truth Radio, February 2017 | Video

On our weekly roundtable: the ban, the wall, the threats towards Iran, the Supreme Court pick, white nationalism in the White House, and "alternative facts." Two chaotic weeks into Trump's presidency, we break down the congressional, national and global reaction to the president's recent actions. Our panelists are Jackie Goldberg, Dr. Gerald Horne and Laura Carlsen. Barbara Arnwine, Civil Rights Movement veteran and human rights leader, also joins us to break down the judicial record of Neil Gorsuch and his potential impact on communities of color... Read More »

Borderline Personality: Trump’s Threats Against Mexico

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, February 2017 |

Last week Donald Trump torpedoed the U.S.-Mexico relationship, forcing President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel their meeting. Speculation buzzed as to the reasons behind his acts to sabotage cooperation with one of the U.S.’s closest allies and third-largest trade partner... Read More »

Interview with Charlotte Bunch on Women's March

by Laura Carlsen

Rompeviento TV, February 2017 | Video, Interview

In this broadcast, Laura Carlsen, host of Hecho en América, interviews Charlotte Bunch, founding director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender at Rutgers, and one of the main organizers of the Global Campaign for Women’s Human Rights that gained UN recognition that women’s rights are Human Rights in 1992... Read More »

Trump Doesn’t Really Care If Mexico Pays for the Wall

by Laura Carlsen

Fortune, January 2017 |

“The Wall”—a mythically impenetrable structure to seal off the southern border with Mexico—was the rallying cry of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Chants of “build the wall,” followed by the rhetorical question, “And who’s going to pay for it?” prompted an immediate response from Trump crowds all over the country: “Mexico!”... Read More »

Sojourner Truth Radio: January 27, 2017 – Weekly Roundtable

by Laura Carlsen

Sojourner Truth Radio , January 2017 | Video

On today's roundtable, we look at Mexico and Donald Trump's proposal for a 20 percent tax on goods coming from Mexico to build his promised wall. What are the implications? Then, we discuss Trump's call for an investigation into voter fraud. Is it just a route to more voter suppression? Next, how do you build a resistance movement? Breaking down all of this and more are our guests Jackie Goldberg, Laura Carlsen and Dr. Gerald Horne... Read More »

Mexico Rejects Trump’s $40 Billion Wall

by Laura Carlsen

Rising Up With Sonali, January 2017 |

Donald Trump on Wednesday signed yet more executive orders, trying to fulfill, at least in name, some of the biggest campaign promises he made to his voters such as building a wall on the US border with Mexico. He specified, “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous and impassable physical barrier.”... Read More »

Laura Carlsen on Trump pledges to keep "America first"

by Laura Carlsen

Youtube, January 2017 |

For more on what the Trump administration will bring to the economy across the America's, CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Laura Carlsen. She's Latin American Rights and Security Director for the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Honduras: the battle to protect women human rights defenders

by Laura Carlsen

Open Democracy, October 2016 |

Protection of women human rights defenders must be based on recognizing not only their existence, but also their contribution to creating better societies... Read More »

It was the state: Ayotzinapa's crime scene spreads upward

by Laura Carlsen

This is Hell, October 2016 | Report

Laura Carlsen reports on This is Hell on developments in the 2014 case of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College... Read More »

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