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[Statement] Stop Aerial Strikes in Marawi City, Revoke Martial Law in Mindanao!

WOMEN IN EMERGENCIES NETWORK

STOP AERIAL STRIKES IN MARAWI CITY, REVOKE MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO!

CONDEMN VIOLENCE, PROTECT THE CIVILIANS!

June 14, 2017

The use of airstrikes in populated and developed areas endangers the lives of civilians – especially women and children. 615 more words

Environment

OSA: STATEMENT ON THE ATTEMPT TO ALTER THE QUBEE (ALPHABET) OROMO WRITTEN ALPHABET. #ABCDeebisaa #OromoProtests

#ABCDeebisaa

OSA: STATEMENT ON THE ATTEMPT TO ALTER THE QUBEE (ALPHABET) OROMO WRITTEN ALPHABET

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2017

The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) believes the Ethiopian government’s decision to rearrange the order of the Qubee Afaan Oromoo which has been in official use for a quarter century is misguided. 1,194 more words

Africa

International/National: Over 100 Guatemalan Campesina Families Take Refuge at Mexican Border

Displaced from Laguna Larga, Guatemala in Campeche (Photo @Radio Pozol)

Since June 2nd, some 120 families of Guatemalan campesinos (between 500 and 700 people) have fled the Laguna Larga community in the Peten area of ​​Guatemala to the Mexican border, where they set up an improvised camp near the El Desengano… 374 more words

Human Rights

The Genocide of Brazil’s Indians 

On April 30, a group of ranchers armed with rifles and machetes attacked a settlement of about 400 families from the Gamela tribe, in the state of Maranhão, in northeastern Brazil. 58 more words

South America

$ 3.9 Million to a White Man for Wounded Knee?...NO WAY!

Reprint from:  https://www.change.org/p/national-historic-site-of-wounded-knee-inc-3-9-million-to-a-white-man-for-wounded-knee-no-way

How sad Tim Giago (Mario Gonzales is involved) is promoting the Commercialization of Wounded Knee! I wonder if he has consulted the relatives of those buried there first?….and why would he pay 3.8 Million for land owned by a white man smack in the middle of a reservation?…Something wrong here! 1,201 more words

Activism

Chiapas: Burglary and Information Theft from Member of Semilla Digna and CNI

(Photo@Web del CNI)

In a bulletin published on June 6th, the Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (CDHFBC in its Spanish acronym, also known as Frayba) expressed concern about the robbery and burglary at Alejandra Padilla Garcia’s home, a member of Semilla Digna, an organization that forms part of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), as well as being a collaborator of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Indigenous Center for Integral Training – Unitierra Chiapas (CIDECI – Unitierra Chiapas). 256 more words

Human Rights