Mar 10, 2009
and when the left gets in, then what?
Teo Ballvé has an article in nacla (in general a great resource) about how the solidarity movement in the US has and can respond when friendly faces get elected, North and South.
Amongst his arguments:
"The principal focus of U.S. solidarity activism should remain uncovering, denouncing, and fighting U.S. intervention in the domestic affairs of Latin American nations. With the Obama administration, U.S. meddling will likely become less brazen, if only somewhat less insidious. This is why the solidarity movement should also fortify what has rightly been another central aim of its organizing efforts: pressuring the U.S. government to adopt more just policies in the Americas based on respect for sovereignty and self-determination."