For years the strong far right rich farmers mafia have bought politicians and tabled laws to wipe out rights and already granted land titles for indigenous people in Brazil. Finally they have grabbed power and a whole series of laws already proposed are being pushed through now to destroy indigenous cultures and take back all the freedoms, womens rights and progressive measures won by the 95% workers in recent years.
Now as part of the general uprising indigenous peoples have Occupied over 25 buildings of the FUNAI indigenous dept across Brazil
Oaxaca massacre to allow Extractive Looting of the Commons
in English and Spanish original below. By: Agustín Ávila Romero The massacre in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca where 11 people lost their lives, more than 100 were injured and 18 were removed from a funeral and arrested by the Federal Plice, not only shows the grave democratic backwardness of Mexico, where a civilian demonstration is answered with the use of heavy-caliber firearms against social protest despite being prohibited in international protocols; it also shows the inability of the Secretary of Education, Aurelio Nuño, to start a dialogue and carry out an education reform that fully includes those involved in teaching/learning in Mexico.
A market scene in Nochixtlán, the capital of a large indigenous district. The police attack took place on a market day, thereby maximizing the number of civilians present.
But beyond clearing a highway blockade, what are the reasons why the Mexican government would act this way? What hidden and open interests are expressed behind this massacre? Why the cruel federal police attack against inhabitants of Nochixtlán, and why in this place? Here we’re try to get close to an answer. Continue reading Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.→
Altamira, Brazil. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) on Tuesday authorized the Belo Monte Dam’s operating license, which allows the dam’s reservoirs to be filled. The authorization was granted despite clear noncompliance with conditions necessary to guarantee the life, health and integrity of affected communities; the same conditions that IBAMA called essential in its technical report of September 22. IBAMA’s decision makes no reference to conditions needed to protect affected indigenous peoples.
“We can’t believe it,” said Antonia Melo, leader of Movimiento Xingú Vivo para Siempre, who was displaced by the dam’s construction. “This is a crime. Granting the license for this monster was an irresponsible decision on the part of the government and IBAMA. The president of IBAMA was in Altamira on November 5 and received a large variety of complaints. Everyone – riverside residents, indigenous representatives, fishermen, and members of the movement – talked about the negative impacts we’re living with. And now they grant the license with more conditions, which will only continue to be violated.” Continue reading Go-Ahead given for Belo Monte Dam,→
In April of this year, the Purépecha municipality of Cherán K’eri, Michoacán is celebrating four years of its uprising to end the presence of organized crime in its territory.
Following the uprising, indigenous women and men not only managed to throw out to the narco cartel, but also expelled all authorities (police, local government and political parties) that supported the illegal activities in the community.They decided to retake their traditional forms of self government to start a long process of building their autonomy. A few months back they inaugurated a new weapon to continue defending their traditions and reaffirm their rejection of the institutional political method: a communal
Pictured: Daiara Tukano (Source: Daiara Tukano) “The Indigenous genocide of America is the biggest genocide in the world, and we must join forces and fight for the end of this violence.” Daiara Tukano
An urgent plea for help has surfaced from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in southern Brazil, where a local Indigenous activist has accessed various social media platforms to broadcast the current state of crisis, and ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the region.