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"My Ancestors Died under that flag"

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably familiar with the images of a group of G20 activists setting alight the Australian flag in protest to the treatment of Indigenous people. 556 more words

Getting festive post Christendom

I’m not big on turkey. Or the slaughtering of First Nation people. I do love community. And family. And the Clean house. So I Lite candles. 178 more words

Military Personnel Trained by the CIA Used Napalm Against Indigenous People in Brazil

Source: RINF, by freefall 

Just as in World War II and Vietnam, napalm manufactured in the US burned the bodies of hundreds of indigenous individuals in Brazil, people without an army and without weapons. 91 more words

Collectivism - For The Greater Good, Of Course

Oaxaca: Threats against APPJ members in terms of consultation regarding wind-energy project in Juchitán

On 5 November, three members of the Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People (APPJ) received threats by phone from a local number telling them “what have you been doing at the forum?   510 more words

Human Rights

Oaxaca: Mayor of Chichicápam orders shooting of residents: 17 injured and 3 arrested

Photo @ Noticias Net/Iván Flores Noriega

On 6 November, Carlos Vásquez Rebollar, the mayor of San Baltazar Chichicápam, located in the Ocotlán district, ordered three people to fire against residents who were cleaning the streets of the community.   242 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: New threats against members of the Believing People in Simojovel after their fifth pilgrimage demanding security and peace

Pilgrimage in Simojovel, October 2014 (@Koman Ilel)

In a communique published on 29 October, members of the Believing People from the parish of San Antonio de Padua in Simojovel denounced that after the pilgrimage they held on 18 October to demand greater security in the region, they repeatedly warned with death-threats and threats of kidnapping on the part of the authorities and arms- and drug-traffickers who operate in the city.  242 more words

Human Rights