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News: LASC Radio Interview on Honduran Election

On 31st December 2017, LASC Coordinator Chris O’Connell spoke to Near FM’s Global Solidarity programme on the escalation of post-election violence and police brutality in Honduras. Be sure to listen to the show by following the link below, and stay tuned for more updates on the situation in Honduras as it unfolds. Click here to […]

News: LASC Launches a New Website

After many months of hard work, we are very happy to announce that our new and improved website is finally online! Part of our new communications strategy, this website has sought to integrate the work put into our previous site in a more concise, readable, and polished design. Please take a look around and check out […]

Blog: And the Óscar goes to…

By Eimhin O’Reilly   As Hollywood once again finds itself enthralled by the glitz and glamour of the awards season, protests are strangely absent. For those of you who recall the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, which (rightfully) objected to the treatment of African-Americans in cinema in previous years, this may come as a surprise. But with sleeper […]

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News: LASC Radio Interview on Honduran Election

On 31st December 2017, LASC Coordinator Chris O’Connell spoke to Near FM’s Global Solidarity programme on the escalation of post-election violence and police brutality in Honduras. Be sure to listen to the show by following the link below, and stay tuned for more updates on the situation in Honduras as it unfolds. Click here to […]

Guest Blog: Insult to Injury

The 2009 conviction of Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s autocratic former president, on multiple counts of crimes against humanity was widely seen as a major blow against impunity in the embattled country. Now, nearly nine years later, shady dealings in the Peruvian Congress threaten to completely subvert the course of justice. By Rocío Silva Santisteban   When […]

Guest Blog: Venezuela Behind the Headlines

The coverage of Venezuela’s ongoing crisis often tells a single story of repression and despair. However, looking beyond the headlines to the reality on the ground reveals a much more complex reality. By Betty Purcell Venezuela is a beautiful, sunny country, with some of the friendliest people I have ever met. But it is also […]

Blog: Out of the Fields and into the Streets

In Ecuador, organisations like FECAOL are standing at the frontlines of a battle between peasant communities and multinational agribusinesses. By FECAOL (National Campesino Movement) A coalition of rural movements in Ecuador will take to the streets in large numbers on Wednesday, December 20th to protest a range of measures they feel represent the current government’s betrayal of campesino […]

News: Stop Human Rights Violations in Honduras!

    Click here to sign our petition.   Please join our call to the Honduran Ambassador in London to stop the attacks on civilians protesting against the conduct of the state during last week’s presidential elections. The Honduran Government has imposed a state of national emergency, restricting basic civil rights, authorising the use of […]

Blog: After the Quake

Eimhin O’Reilly For the 21 million capitalinos living in Greater Mexico City, earthquakes are nothing new. In fact, when a devastating temblor rocked the city one month ago, people all over the country had just finished their annual, state-mandated evacuation drills – a relic of the massive, 8.0 earthquake that claimed the lives of 10,000 […]

Blog: Colombia Faces Challenge to Build Peace, Without Sacrificing its Famed Biodiversity

Colombia Faces Challenge to Build Peace, Without Sacrificing its Famed Biodiversity Ondrej Prosicky / shutterstock By Jane Feeney   Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, as measured by species richness. But over the past half century it has also been home to a brutal civil war, inflicting death and displacement on its […]

Blog: Joining the Dots – From the Archives

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the Ayotzinapa disappearances, LASC is republishing this piece by Liam Bradshaw, who has spent the last six years in the southern state of Chiapas, working closely with local community groups. By Liam Bradshaw “The horror has a name and its name is Ayotzinapa.’ (SCI Galeano) On September […]

Blog: By the Wayside

By Eimhin O’Reilly Throughout May, indigenous protestors armed with spears, bows and arrows rallied against planned legislation put forward by Michel Temer’s interim conservative government to strip the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) of the power to determine indigenous territories. In the streets of Brasília, protesters faced the tear gas and rubber bullets of Brasília’s riot police. The […]

News: End the Relationship Between Dundalk F.C. and Fyffes and Protect Workers’ Rights!

Click here to sign our petition.   Fyffes, Dundalk Football Club’s principal sponsor, has been at the centre of several shocking scandals involving labour rights violations, suppression of trade unions and abuse of workers in Honduras and Costa Rica. A 2015 report by the US Department of Labor detailed a litany of exploitative practices, ongoing labour […]