Posts Tagged ‘ indigenous rights ’

Brazil: “A Slow Genocide is Taking Place”

Brazil: “A Slow Genocide is Taking Place”

from Survivor International Attacks against Guarani communities have increased in frequency since a large territory was approved for the tribe by the outgoing Dilma Rousseff administration © Campanha Guarani A group of gunmen has attacked a tribal community in southern Brazil, killing one man and wounding at least five others, including a child. It...
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Two Hundred Indigenous U’wa Occupy Gas Plant in Colombia

Two Hundred Indigenous U’wa Occupy Gas Plant in Colombia

by Charlie Satow / Intercontinental Cry Two hundred Indigenous U’wa men, women, and children have occupied Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol’s Gibraltar I gas plant south of the Colombia-Venezuela border in Norte de Santander department, to demand that the government honour an agreement dating back to May 1, 2014. After waiting two years for...
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Indigenous People in Panama Use Drones to Fight Deforestation

Indigenous People in Panama Use Drones to Fight Deforestation

by Anastasia Moloney / news.trust.org BOGOTA, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said. More than half of Panama is...
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New Painting and Message from Marius

New Painting and Message from Marius

from Free Marius Mason “Leonard Peltier is making an appeal for executive clemency to the Obama administration having already served 40 years of his sentence and being in poor health. He is a great asset rather than a threat to society. I urge people to join me in petitioning President Obama for clemency before...
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Big Mountain, Black Mesa Residents Under Siege Once Again, Livestock Confiscated

Big Mountain, Black Mesa Residents Under Siege Once Again, Livestock Confiscated

Walee Crittendon stands with her family’s livestock after the initial theft by armed rangers. (Photo Credit: Censored News) from Southwest Earth First! URGENT-PLEASE HELP-PLEASE SHARE-SIEGE IN BIG MOUNTAIN: When John Benally’s cows were confiscated on April 5, 2016, he filed a case before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) to request a Stay (Moratorium)...
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Big Mountain, Black Mesa Residents Under Siege Once Again, Livestock Confiscated

Big Mountain, Black Mesa Residents Under Siege Once Again, Livestock Confiscated

Walee Crittendon stands with her family’s livestock after the initial theft by armed rangers. (Photo Credit: Censored News) by Herman G. Honanie, Chairman, Hopi tribe / Southwest Earth First! URGENT-PLEASE HELP-PLEASE SHARE-SIEGE IN BIG MOUNTAIN: When John Benally’s cows were confiscated on April 5, 2016, he filed a case before the Interior Board of...
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Indigenous Forest Defender Illegally Jailed in Mexico

Indigenous Forest Defender Illegally Jailed in Mexico

from Indian Country Today Media Network Human rights advocates are calling for the immediate release of an Indigenous “prisoner of conscience” in Mexico who is an activist jailed on charges they assert were created to hide the fact that the man was fighting illegal logging in his region; they added that he is diabetic...
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Victory in Guatemala for People Against Mining

Victory in Guatemala for People Against Mining

from Conflictos Mineros translated by Earth First! Journal Let’s celebrate the Constitutional Court case resolution in favor of the the Guatemalan people. May 27, the Western Peoples’ Counsel –CPO– of Guatemala announced the Constitutional Court’s resolution of legal protection for indigenous peoples’ fundamental right to previous consultation. Since 2010 CPO has been fighting...
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NE: Judge Denies Crow Butte Uranium Mine Renewal License

NE: Judge Denies Crow Butte Uranium Mine Renewal License

from Native Sun News Crow Butte, seen from the south, has historical and cultural significance for tribal opponents of uranium mining at the landmark in northeastern Nebraska.COURTESY/Panhandle Trails PINE RIDGE –– The Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists scored a win on May 26, when federal administrative judges ruled that Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff...
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Honduras: Cemetery Occupied to Prevent Gold Extraction

Honduras: Cemetery Occupied to Prevent Gold Extraction

from Pasos de Animales Grandes translated and summarized by Earth First! Journal The Environmental Committee of Azacualpa Fights Against Mining” Since March 29, community members of Azacualpa have been occupying a cemetery which the Canadian mining corporation Aura Minerals, Inc. wants to exploit for gold extraction. The Azacualpa community will not give up as...
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The Struggle of the Mapuche in Chile and Why Churches Have Been Burned

The Struggle of the Mapuche in Chile and Why Churches Have Been Burned

from Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu “The Government uses police to protect cows,” says the spokesperson of the 10 Mapuche detainees and wife of an ex-member of the CAM. On March 30th, 2016, 11 Mapuche community members were arrested and charged with alleged involvement in the incendiary attack that provoked the death...
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Shareholders Shamed at Imperial Metals AGM

Shareholders Shamed at Imperial Metals AGM

from Warrior Publications by Murray Bush, Vancouver Media Coop, May 27, 2016 Imperial Metal shareholders gambled and lost today holding their AGM at the River Rock Casino. They were met with a noisy demonstration opposed to Imperial’s catastrophic Mt. Polley Mine tailings spill –  the largest mining disaster in British Columbia history. So far...
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