Mexico: Indigenous Water Defenders Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
from It’s Going DownIGD Editor’s note: For background on the struggle in San Pedro Tlanixco, see this article.
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the Indigenous Governing Council and our Spokeswoman Marichuy
To the Indigenous Clandestine Revolutionary Committee–General Command of the EZLN
To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity
To the National and International Sixth
To the Compañeras and Compañeros that Struggle in This World
To the Compañeros of the Free, Autonomous and Alternative Media
The Movement for the Freedom of the Defenders of Water and Life of San Pedro Tlanixco, Tenango del Valle, Mexico State, denounces the sentences given to our indigenous Nahua brothers and sister, Lorenzo Sánchez Berriozábal, Marco Antonio Pérez González and Dominga González Martinez.As you remember, since 1989, San Pedro Tlanixco has been defending the water that is born from our forests. We are defending this water against the capitalist hydra, taking shape here as national and transnational flower-growing corporations in Villa Guerrero that have been protected by the bad governments. We have been defending our territory because they have imposed a private highway that goes from Tenando del Valle to Ixtapan de la Sal, causing our town to be split in half.
On April 1st, 2003, the president of the Texcaltenco river system and representative of flower-growing corporations of Villa Guerrero died due to a fall. Since this day, our community has lived through constant attacks on the part of the bad governments and the paid media that have spread the false headline that we had lynched this man. The truth is that he and his people were in our territory because they wanted to take our water. It was there when, due to not knowing the trails, he fell and lost his life. Continue reading Mexico: Indigenous Water Defenders Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
Pan y Roses.. verlo aquí en castellano
Maya y Rosa son dos hermanas mexicanas que trabajan, en condiciones de explotación, como limpiadoras en un edificio de oficinas del centro de Los Ángeles. Un encuentro con Sam, un apasionado activista norteamericano, cambiará sus vidas.
Sam las ayuda a tomar conciencia de su situación laboral, para que emprendan una campaña de lucha por sus derecho. La película nos sirve para reflexionar acerca de muchos temas, como la situación y la composición de la clase obrera en los países centrales, las formas de lucha que puede adoptar en este principio de siglo o sobre las diferencias económicas y las desigualdades sociales.
También acerca de la explotación de la mujer trabajadora, de la situación de la fracción de la clase de origen extranjero o sobre las luchas que quedan por venir.
ORIGINAL VERSION IN ENGLISH
The copyright owners have been deleting Ken Loach’s films from You Tube. Bread and Roses only THE TRAILER IS still viewable here ( Dec /2017, no embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrDpd4sCswYlist=PLZ_tM4TFePixeMoWCOzraaop8OelUsY6o.
You may be able to download with a torrent
Cops Raid movement Buildings Across #Germany
Image: Spontaneous protests in Göttingen, Germany against NoG20 police raids this morning. Image by Twitter account @linksunten_goe
December 5, 2017: German cops raided more than 20 buildings in several German states today by order of the special investigation unit “Black Bloc”, which is investgating the clashes during the G20 summit in Hamburg. Several people were injured during the police raids.
On the same day there were solidarity demos in Hamburg..
On December 7 there will be a demonstration against the conference in Leipzig at 05:00pm (17:00) at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof)
The raids started in the early morning hours. At 06:35am Twitter account @linksunten_goe tweeted that there where many cops around left wing buildings in Göttingen, Germany. Continue reading #NoG20: Cops Raid More 20 Movement Buildings in Germany
”listen first of all, work with the needs of people, act with firmness and sacrifice, and of course, not ask for forgiveness or permission”
In the Post-Maria situation we are promoting the creation of Mutual Support Centers throughout the island to address the serious situation of our people.Help us build another Puerto Rico,FIND AND HELP.. click HERE ON FACEBOOK… MUTUAL AID CENTERS.. Centros de Apoyo Mutuo
We are currently supporting community and grassroots organizations, including Taller Salud, El Hormiguero, Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico, the Boricuá collective, and the agroecological movement, which are working in the communities, from Santurce to Loíza.
Our center of operations is in Cucina 135 in Hato Rey, with the telephone line 787-767-9862, where we agree daily to join collective, organizational and community efforts of all the organizations mentioned. We are betting on the capacity and potential of communities to identify their own needs, organize their own reconstruction and build long-term collective resilience. We urgently need supplies to provide the communities most devastated by the hurricane and which, as a matter of fact, have been forgotten and abandoned by the authorities.
Puerto Rico. Without forgiveness and without permission
By Giovanni Roberto
..In Puerto Rico there is .. an emerging movement of radical self-management that threatens to gain strength after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Continue reading Puerto Rico Mutual Aid Centers in Action.. Centros de Apoyo Mutuo