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News Puerto Rico U.S.

Oscar López Rivera is Finally Free!

Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / May 17, 2017 Puerto Rican leader Oscar López Rivera, who was detained in the United States because of his struggle for the independence of his country, enjoyed freedom for the first time in 35 years today. This morning, López Rivera left the […]

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Ireland News Palestine Solidarity

On 69th Nakba Day, Irish-Palestinian Solidarity Stands Strong

“From Ireland to Palestine, we stand together against colonialism, racism and occupation,” said the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Nearly seven decades after hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were first expunged from their ancestral homelands as a result of the establishment of the state of Israel, commemorated Monday as Nakba […]

Javier Valdez poses with his book "Narco-journalism.". Photo: EFE
Mexico News

Veteran Mexican Drug Beat Journalist Javier Valdez Murdered

Source: TeleSur / The Dawn News / May 15, 2015 Javier Valdez launched his journalism career in the early 1990s in Culiacan and is the author of multiple books. Yet another journalist was murdered in Mexico Monday, marking the sixth assassination of a reporter so far this year in one […]

A resident from Choco demonstrates during the civil strike. | Photo: EFE
Colombia News

Colombia’s Choco Expands Civil Strike Protesting Govt Inaction

Residents of Choco, the poorest region in Colombia, have slammed authorities for turning their backs on some of the country’s most vulnerable people. Source: TeleSUR / The Dawn News / May 15, 2017 Residents of Colombia’s Choco department, one of the areas of the country hardest hit by over half […]

Betsy DeVos at CPAC in January 2017. Gage Skidmore
Analysis U.S. World

The Privatization Prophets

By: Jennifer Berkshire / Source: Jacobin Magazine / The Dawn News / May 15, 2017 During a recent talk to tech investors and “edupreneurs,” Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, the least regarded of all of the rogues and billionaires who compose the Trump cabinet, returned to a favorite theme of […]