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Mother arrested while standing and waiting for family

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The former guerrilla set to be the world’s most powerful woman

Dilma Rousseff in her 1970 police mugshot, when she led a revolutionary group

Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend

By Hugh O’Shaughnessy

The world’s most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a Western-backed military dictatorship (which tortured her) is preparing to take her place as President of Brazil. Continue reading

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Colombia Action Alert: Support Summit Against Militarization (full details)

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NOTE: The CPTnet Editor apologizes for the series of Spanish language links at the bottom of this article (one is in English).  Readers are invited to search the internet for materials in their preferred language.

CPT Colombia is calling people to support the Women’s and People’s International Summit of the Americas Against Militarization (Encuentro Internacional de Mujeres y Pueblos de las Américas contra la Militarización) set for 16 to 23 August in Colombia. CPT Colombia has been active in accompanying the Women’s Social Movement Against War and for Peace, which is organizing the event.  The event will include delegations to different parts of Colombia to learn about the effects of militarization first hand; two days of presentations and discussion in Barrancabermeja to build a common strategic agenda with an emphasis on the military bases; and a vigil against militarization and the presence of foreign military forces in the territory. Continue reading

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