International

Reflections from the World Social Forum, Belem, Brazil

The World Social Forum officially opened with a march. In the heat, in the pouring rain, it was confusion, excitement, celebration, thousands of people packed together in the street. People of all ages danced to the rhythms of the bantucada players (Brazilian street drum corps) while other groups such as the Indigenous delegations from the Andes and the Amazon marched waving the rainbow colored Wiphala flags.

Ali Abunimah, Huwaida Arraf & Amal Sabawi: The crisis in Gaza

Free Gaza Movement activist Huwaida Arraf, Electronic Intifada co-editor Ali Abunimah and reporting live from Gaza, Amal Subawi discuss how a months-long Israeli blockade has created a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. How will Obama and the rest of the world respond?

Ruben Solis: Southwest Workers Union's 20th anniversary

Founder of SWU, Ruben Solis, talks about 20 years of organizing in the Southwest. Workers unite!

Monica Wooters & Kristin Bricker: Felipe Calderon and Plan Merida in Mexico

Chiapas-based journalist Kristin Bricker and human rights activist Monica Wooters, answer the question, is US policy making Mexico into another Colombia?

Nikolas Kozloff: Venezuelan elections and the future of the Bolivarian Revolution

Author of "Revoltuion: South America and the Rise of the New Left.", Nikolas Kozloff, answers the question, does Venezuela under Hugo Chavez remain on a revolutionary course?

Kali Akuno, Michael Letwin & Sara Kershnar: The Palestine solidarity movement in the US

Black Liberation Movement organizer Kali Akuno, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network co-founder Sara Kershnar, and Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys former president Michael Letwin discuss what role the Black Liberation Movement, the Labor Movement and the Jewish Community play in building a Palestine Solidarity Movement in the US.