Articles by: Aviva Chomsky

Migration Is Not the Crisis: What Washington Could Really Do in Central America

Migration Is Not the Crisis: What Washington Could Really Do in Central America

Earlier this month, a Honduran court found David Castillo, a U.S.-trained former Army intelligence officer and the head of an internationally financed hydroelectric company, guilty of the 2016 murder of celebrated Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres. His company was building a dam that threatened the traditional lands and water sources of the Indigenous Lenca people.  For years, Cáceres and her organization, the Council[Read More…]

by 19/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Will Biden’s Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)?

Will Biden’s Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)?

Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump’s draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his “Plan to Build Security and Prosperity in Partnership with the People of Central America,” restoring “U.S. leadership in the region” that he claimed Trump had abandoned. For Central Americans, though, such[Read More…]

by 31/03/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis 

Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis 

When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory, as climate change’s momentum outpaces predictions. In such a situation, in a country whose president and administration seem hell-bent on doing everything they conceivably can to make matters worse, the Green New Deal (GND) seems to offer at[Read More…]

by 07/08/2019 1 comment Counter Solutions
Mia Sage Stevens traveled to Standing Rock in September. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography.

Making Native Americans Strangers in Their Own Land

Amid the barrage of racist, anti-immigrant, and other attacks launched by President Trump and his administration in recent months, a series of little noted steps have threatened Native American land rights and sovereignty. Such attacks have focused on tribal sovereignty, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and the voting rights of Native Americans, and they have come from Washington, the courts, and[Read More…]

by 29/11/2018 1 comment World