Less than three months before Lenca leader Berta Cáceres was brutally assassinated, the social arm of Desarollos Energeticos SA (DESA)–the Honduran company leading the Agua Zarca dam project Cáceres was campaigning against–signed a contract with USAID implementing partner Fintrac, a Washington DC based development contracting firm.
Alternatives & Advances
Check out each topic listed under Alternatives & Advances for news from social movements and articles about victories, alternatives, solutions, and advances by and about our allies, who are creating vibrant grassroots alternatives everyday.
People ask us all the time, “What is the alternative?” to the growing inequality, oppression, war, and crisis of the environment and human rights? There is no single solution, as every society has its own complex history, problems, and needs. Each movement needs to evolve its own answers, its own visions and models.
All over this website are interviews, analyses, research, and social movement statements about alternatives that are being dreamed or constructed. We have created a roster of topics and models that we find viable and exciting, and a space to share about movements making innovative advances. These alternatives are all interconnected - as are the struggles to which they are responding - and our list is by no means complete. We hope you will delve in, and become inspired to connect with existent efforts or start your own.