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Aboriginal justice in Eurocentric Australia: Assimilative processes of Reconciliation

Within my first blog entry I will discuss Eurocentrism in Australia and its influence on governmental campaigns and policies established to ‘rectify’ Aboriginal disadvantage. To establish a framework for the analysis of subjugating and dehumanising colonial structures that perpetuate Anglocentric idealism, I will discuss its historical and present role within Australia and its prevention of absolute reconciliation. 2,019 more words

Justice

Chiapas: Those displaced from Banavil continue demanding justice

On 4 September, Zapatista supporters from the Banavil region, Tenejapa municipality, newly denounced “the acts of 4 December 2011 when we were attacked with firearms and 13 of us displaced, being EZLN sympathizers, by PRI militants from the Banavil region, Tenejapa municipality.   250 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: March of families victimized by tropical storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid, one year on

A year after tropical storm Manuel and hurricane Ingrid pummelled the state of Guerrero, indigenous communities from the Mountain region organized a march of between 3,000 and 4,000 people in Tlapa de Comonfort to denounce that, more than ten months after the announcement of the New Guerrero Plan (PNG) that would liberate 37 billion pesos, still roads, schools, health clinics, and homes have not been repaired.   328 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Candelaria express their opposition to the construction of the San Cristóbal-Palenque highway

In a press-conference held on 11 September in the offices of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights, ejidiatari@s from Candelaria, San Cristóbal de Las Casas municipality, made public their opposition to the planned construction of the highway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque, with this being a decision agreed to in their communal assembly. 228 more words

Human Rights

National: FPDT of Atenco initiates mobilizations following announcement of new airport

Photo @ Blog del Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra (FPDT) de San Salvador Atenco

The Front of Peoples in Defense of the Land (FPDT), based in the ejidos of San Salvador Atenco, started mobilizations on 2 September against the construction of a new airport in the Texcoco zone, as announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto in his second government report.   244 more words

Indigenous People

Chiapas: Possible attempt to remove ejidal commissioner, claim ejidatari@s of Tila

The ejidatari@s of Tila, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, denounced that on 31 August a meeting was held between former ejidal commissioners and a group of approximately 150 others, toward the end of deposing the present ejidal commissioner. 316 more words

Human Rights

from little things, big things grow

paul kelly and kev carmody’s, ‘from little things, big things grow’ chronicles the struggle of the gurindji people in the northern territory of australia. a māori friend of mine introduced this song to me after she spent some time on a writer’s residency in australia. 238 more words

Feminism