Posts Tagged ‘ land rights ’

Chile: Mapuches Fight Tourism Project to Protect Sacred Lands

Chile: Mapuches Fight Tourism Project to Protect Sacred Lands

from TeleSur Mapuche communities in Chile are opposing the construction of the Sky Lican Ray – Pinohuacho recreational center in Ruka Pullan, by the Villarrica volcano, a place considered sacred by its inhabitants for its spiritual significance and natural resources. “We totally oppose the intervention in a space with such great cultural and spiritual meaning for our fellentun kay...
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The Bent Mt Community is Uniting Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Bent Mt Community is Uniting Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline

by Farmlands Fighting Pipelines / It’s Going Down The following report is from an anonymous contributor with Farmlands Fighting Pipelines, and discusses how the Bent Mountain community is uniting and winning against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). One woman, resolute in a tree, has stayed 32 feet above the ground under the threat of...
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Malaysia: Indigenous People in Defense of Their Lands

Malaysia: Indigenous People in Defense of Their Lands

by Real World Radio / Intercontinental Cry For the past two months, approximately 800 Orang Asli Indigenous Peoples have maintained blockades at several sites in Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia in defense of the environment and their customary rights over land. “We want to block any activity that would destroy the environment”, said...
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From Olympia: Long Live the Commune, Long Live La ZAD

From Olympia: Long Live the Commune, Long Live La ZAD

from It’s Going Down   The following report back was originally posted to the counter-info site, Puget Sound Anarchists. We gathered on the railroad tracks where the Olympia Commune has been to send insurgent greetings from Olympia, Washington to the brave ones currently defending La ZAD from eviction by the French state. La ZAD is an autonomous zone...
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Chile: Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform

Chile: Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform

from Telesur Newly inaugurated Chilean President Sebastian Piñera is using the reformed Antiterrorism Law to target Mapuche Indigenous activists who are demanding that the government return the Bio-Bio and Araucania regions to them that previous administrations sold off to businesses and land grabbers. Piñera signed into effect the reformed law days ago — in front of a slew of male...
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Treaty Camp: Security Shows Up at the Blockade in Nova Scotia

from Submedia Update from the Treaty Camp blocking Alton Gas in so-called Nova Scotia. Security guards hired by the company went to the camp and attempted to serve Mi’kmaq water protectors with verbal PPAs (trespassing warnings). People a the camp let them know that this is stolen land, and folks mobilized quickly in support...
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Keep Off Our Land, Indigenous Women Tell Ecuador’s President

Keep Off Our Land, Indigenous Women Tell Ecuador’s President

by Dan Collyns / The Guardian Amazon indigenous women leaders have told Ecuador’s president Lenin Morenoto limit oil drilling and mining in their territories and combat the sexual violence and death threats they claim accompany the industries. The delegation of women dressed in traditional tunics and with intricately painted faces were granted a meeting with...
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Indigenous Protesters Again Block Entrance to Pinery Provincial Park

Indigenous Protesters Again Block Entrance to Pinery Provincial Park

from Warrior Publications Maynard T. George is leader of the Indigenous family group claiming ownership of Pinery Provincial Park. (Submitted by Colin Graf)Protester Maynard George says the action is connected to a First Nations claim to the land CBC News, March 19, 2018 Indigenous protesters are again blocking the entrance to the Pinery Provincial...
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Canada: Kinder Morgan Granted Protest Injunction, Activists Vow to Continue Fighting

Canada: Kinder Morgan Granted Protest Injunction, Activists Vow to Continue Fighting

from Vancouver Sun Thousands of people gather before marching together during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday March 10, 2018. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Protesters must be restrained from obstructing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a British Columbia...
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Protests Planned Against Protests Against Opening of Mega Dam in Northeastern India

Protests Planned Against Protests Against Opening of Mega Dam in Northeastern India

by Rina Chandran / Thomson Reuters Foundation About 8,000 people in half a dozen villages are directly affected, with buildings and fields inundated by rising waters BANGKOK, March 2 Villagers in northeastern India are threatening to disrupt the inauguration of a mega dam that has uprooted them from their traditional lands, campaigners said on...
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Canada: As Indigenous Hunting is Restricted, Research Shows Mining is Responsible for Caribou Decline

Canada: As Indigenous Hunting is Restricted, Research Shows Mining is Responsible for Caribou Decline

by Bob McDonald / CBC News A new report by Canadian researchers suggest that the dramatic declines of barren-ground caribou herds is due to open access mining in Northern Canada, not, as authorities have assumed, traditional hunting by Indigenous people in the North. The caribou has been a staple of the north for millennia, providing...
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Mexico: Big Win for Tecoltemi Nation vs. Almaden Minerals, ILO 169 Violated

Mexico: Big Win for Tecoltemi Nation vs. Almaden Minerals, ILO 169 Violated

by Nancy Flores (@NANCY_CONTRA) / REMA translated by Earth First! Journal “without life there will be plenty of jobs” The indigenous community of Tecoltemi, Puebla, obtained a favorable resolution that would guarantee work suspension by the Canadian company Almaden Minerals in the Sierra Norte of that Mexican entity, where it plans to install a...
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