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Mapuche resist British Billionaire: Burn Dam excavators 

 

from Counter Vorte  shared from Earth First, with thanks

Members of Mapuche Ancestral Resistance in the pre-dawn hours of July 19 burned two excavator machines belonging to British business magnate Joe Lewis, that were being used to build a hydroelectric dam at El Bolsón, in Argentina’s Río Negro province.

The dam is planned for the headwaters of the Río Escondido, on Lewis’ private property, and is being built in cooperation with Edenor electric company, of which Lewis is the biggest stock owner. 13731593_10154368250699407_1561042020407496211_n

The militants left leaflets headlined “Lewis Out of Patagonia,” and listing their demands for the release of political prisoners and the eviction of oil, mining and hydroelectric companies from Mapuche traditional territories. Continue reading Mapuche resist British Billionaire: Burn Dam excavators 

Brazil: 25 Occupations in Mass Indigenous Mobilization #OcupaFunai

CnQlvJXWYAAeCn2For 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 BrazilCnbZ46jXYAAZ6Ez


 from Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil      translated by EarthFirst! Journal   shared with thanks Continue reading Brazil: 25 Occupations in Mass Indigenous Mobilization #OcupaFunai

Looting The Earth: motive behind racist Oaxaca Massacre.

Oaxaca massacre to allow Extractive Looting of the Commons

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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.

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.

Brazil Coup: Indians protest Law to “Undo” Land rights Progress by

As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves forward, interim President Michel Temer and his newly appointed ministers are attempting to put a stop to the protection of indigenous lands. Continue reading Brazil Coup: Indians protest Law to “Undo” Land rights Progress by

Go-Ahead given for Belo Monte Dam,

BRAZIL AUTHORIZES OPERATION OF THE BELO MONTE DAM, DISREGARDING THE RIGHTS OF AFFECTED COMMUNITIESstop belo momte

“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,

Cherán K’eri:: Building a party-free Autonomy

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Cherán K’eri: Political parties are dead to us in this town

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Indigenous Brazilians send Urgent Plea for Help

‘WE ARE FACING A VIOLENT GENOCIDE’

by September 2, 2015

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.

Continue reading Indigenous Brazilians send Urgent Plea for Help

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