from It’s Going Down by Scott Campbell
Since January 1st, protests and actions have been happening daily across Mexico to protest the government-ordered 20% price hike on gas, called the #gasolinazo.
Every state and Mexico City have seen actions from marches and blockades of toll booths, border crossing and highway, to the expropriation of corporate mega stores. Four have been killed by police and 800 arrested.
One of the most controversial dams in history has been inaugurated. The Gibe III
dam has put an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend
and a further 100,000 rely indirectly.
Experts have warned that this could also mean the end for Lake Turkana in Kenya – the world’s largest desert lake – and disaster for the 300,000 tribespeople living along its shores.
The dam was built by Italian engineering giant Salini Impregilo, against which Survival has filed a formal complaint that is still ongoing. Plans are now underway to build the Gibe IV and Gibe V dams downriver. Continue reading Ecocide: Catastrophic dam in Ethiopia to wipe out Unique Cultures
Update on the Gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.”
Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés
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ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO
December 15, 2016
To the scientific community of Mexico and the world:
To the National and International Sixth:
We send you our greetings. We want to update you on the plans for the gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity,” to be held at the CIDECI-UniTierra in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, from December 25, 2016 through January 4, 2017. Continue reading “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.” conference update. 25 Dec-4 Jan.