How one conscientious objector refused to kill

    In his engaging new memoir, Francesco Da Vinci chronicles a young man’s principled encounters with the war system in which he refused to participate.

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      In the face of assassinations and paramilitary terror, the Zapatista struggle for sovereignty continues

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      27 years after the Zapatista uprising in Mexico, Indigenous land defenders are still fighting for justice and autonomy — even if it means risking their lives.

        Transnational solidarity with self-determination movements is more than principled — it’s a necessary strategy.

        June 24, 2021

        Police and military tactical knowledge is shared across both states and sectors, making transnational resistance a necessary strategy.

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          Tired of violence and living in poverty, protests sparked by a tax reform bill have morphed into calls for deep systemic change in Colombia.

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