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Open Borders and Trump's False Narrative

by Laura Carlsen

Truth Out, Feb-10-2018 | Article

Donald Trump's campaign was built based on demonizing the phrase, referring, lie after lie, to a supposed policy of the Democratic Party to allow indiscriminate passage across the southern border... Read More »

How women are building feminist human security in the Americas

by Laura Carlsen

Open Democracy, Jan-25-2018 | Article

Across the region, women are forging alternative paths to real peace and security, rejecting militarisation and violence. They do this at great personal risk... Read More »

CIP Americas Program Hosts Regional Dialogue on Women, Human Security and Sustainable Peace

by Laura Carlsen

Americas Program, Dec-12-2017 |

Women grassroots leaders and peace activists from across the Americas met in Antigua, Guatemala in early November to discuss the root causes of the violence they experience, major challenges to peace in the region, and what feminist grassroots leaders are doing about it... Read More »


by Laura Carlsen

Dec-01-2017 | Press Release

As organizations in defense of human rights and democracy, we urgently call on the Honduran government to respect the vote and provide full transparency, credibility and legitimacy in all aspects of the vote count and elections results... Read More »

These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America

by Laura Carlsen

The Nation, Nov-17-2017 | Article

They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations... Read More »

Sanders Outlines Vision of a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy

by William D. Hartung

Americas Program, Sep-29-2017 |

During the 2016 presidential campaign, progressives who work on U.S. foreign policy issues had high hopes that Bernie Sanders would provide a sharp counterpoint to the hawkish views of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump... Read More »

What’s Behind Trump’s Obsession with Bashing Mexico?

by Laura Carlsen

Americas Program, Aug-04-2017 |

Donald Trump deflected part of the global spotlight on the G20 to engage in one of his favorite sports– publicly bashing Mexico... Read More »

Political Analyst Laura Carlsen on plight of mothers of the missing

by Laura Carlsen

CGTN America, Jul-16-2017 | Interview

Political analyst Laura Carlsen, who works with an organization that advises citizen search groups in Mexico, joined Elaine Reyes to discuss the plight of mothers on a quest to find their missing children... Read More »

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

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, Mar-21-2017 |

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, Feb-03-2017 | 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 »

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