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Podcast: Unlikely alliances and unexpected heroes | Waging Nonviolence

Fracking-foe Helen Slottje standing in front of a natural gas compression facility in Ithica, NY. (Goldman Environmental Prize)

After a minor quibble over how to pronounce one another’s last names threatens to derail the podcast, the WNV team sets its differences aside to discuss May Day actions, the global struggle to end sexual violence and the recent anti-Keystone XL gathering of cowboys and Indians in Washington, D.C. We then hear from 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Helen Slottje ...

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Honduran Elections Signal Increased Militarism and Resource Extraction | Truth-Out

In Latin America, there’s a popular chant that translates to: “Send the soldiers back to the barracks!” But the next president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández of the National Party, campaigned on the opposite platform, promising further militarization of the country. Hernández, who was declared the winner of a contested election in late November, famously asked in a campaign speech, ...

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Honduras Presidential Elections in Dispute as Activists Defy Violence to Back Ousted Leader’s Wife | Democracy Now!

Both candidates are claiming victory in Honduras’ disputed presidential election. The race has pitted Xiomara Castro, wife of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, against right-wing candidate Juan Orlando Hernández. According to election officials, with more than half of precincts reporting, Hernández has won 34 percent of the vote, while Castro has 29 percent. Castro’s husband, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in a ...

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