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Supporters of the defendants outside the courtroom at the No More Deaths trial Post by Pamela Yates, January 18, 2019 The verdict came quickly and it was harsh: Guilty. Flashback one day to the closing arguments that summed up the case. Nathaniel Walters, the US government prosecutor is blunt. “This case...

Water drop in the Sonora desert in southern Arizona Post by Pamela Yates, January 16, 2019 Oona Holcomb is 39 years old, a masters degree student in Public Health with a global perspective at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota and the first defendant to testify...

Press conference by No More Deaths volunteers outside the Federal Courthouse in Tucson AZ by Pamela Yates January 15, 2019 Four of the No More Deaths/No Más Muertes defendants went on trial today in Federal Court in Tucson, Arizona charged with trespassing onto designated wilderness and littering....

The CICIG* Touched a Raw Nerve in the Military and Economic elite By Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj In 500 years, no one has even come close to achieving the high level work that the CICIG team has carried out – except for the government of Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán...

[caption id="attachment_18424" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Melle van Essen / skylight.is[/caption] Why do children leave my country? Originally written by Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj in Spanish and published in ElPeriodico of Guatemala.   They leave because they want to break the curse that steals their dreams the moment they...

Voter suppression affects us all. The enemies of democracy understand well the power of the vote—otherwise they would not wage war on it.   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_erPeKtmY-Y[/embedyt]   Tomorrow’s special election for US Senator from Alabama could help topple the Republican majority in the US Senate. But this election will...

The Skylight team has created this list that includes some of our favorite organizations, individuals, and movements that served as an inspiration to us in 2017. We were inspired by their determination to end injustices by fighting for their rights and the rights of others....

500 YEARS in Colombia Bolivar City A crimson tide prevails in the landscape as you approach Ciudad Bolívar, a town located south of Bogota, the capital of Colombia. By the hundreds the houses made with bricks form reddish blocks that contrast with the gray of the concrete and...

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