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National: thousands march in Mexico City to demand agrarian reform

On 23 July, between 25,000 (according to the government of Mexico City) and 35,000 campesinos (according to organizers of the action) marched in Mexico City to demand a comprehensive agrarian reform, in repudiation of the reform laws on energy, and in favor of respect for the rights of peoples and communities. 165 more words

Indigenous People

Xhosa woman hoeing

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

The Xhosa number approximately 7,1 million people, the majority of whom live in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. 108 more words

Africa

Will Falk: What Does Solidarity Look Like?

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance

Each night Unist’ot’en Clan spokeswoman, Freda Huson, and her husband Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Toghestiy fall asleep on their traditional land not knowing whether the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going to storm their bridge in the depths of night. 1,308 more words

Culture Of Occupation

Maugna Titirangi

It wasn’t exactly the ball of glowing orange energy you would expect to see. – it was shaded by clouds, producing a burning red stripe across a black mesh of ocean and sky. 1,312 more words

Adventure

Baram villagers witness first hand proof of empty promises

Anna Chidambar

Reports that the Sarawak state government has unofficially given the “green light” for the construction of the controversial RM4 billion hydroelectric power (HEP) Baram Dam have not deterred villagers at the anti-dam blockade in Long Lama who are adamant at staying put. 764 more words

Anak Sarawak Bangsa Malaysia

Chiapas: Believing People organize fourth pilgrimage in Simojovel

Photo (@Chiapas Denuncia Pública)

On Saturday 12 July, the Believing People of Simojovel carried out a fourth “Pilgrimage for peace.”  Thousands of persons marched to highlight the increase in violence in the municipality due to alcoholism, drug-trafficking, prostitution, and arms trading, and to denounce the death-threats received by the priest Marcelo Pérez and other members of the Council of Parishes of San Antonio de Padua.   275 more words

Human Rights