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Elderly Mexican villagers cling to town, fight plans to flood land

Abigail Agredano fears her 96-year-old mother would not survive being uprooted from their hometown in the highlands of western Mexico, where its 400 mostly elderly residents are battling a  government plan to dam the nearby Río Verde. 257 more words

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Commentary: Caledonia held hostage once again

While most are enjoying their dog days of summer, the small town of Caledonia is once again being held hostage.

Another blockade has been erected by Haudenosaunee protestors on Argyle Street, the same spot as back in 2006. 180 more words

Blogs

Veteran Narita Airport protest leader Kōji Kitahara dies, aged 95

Kōji Kitahara, the Narita Airport protest leader, has died, aged 95.

He passed away in the afternoon of August 9th in a hospital in Tomisato, Chiba. 446 more words

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Cambodian Court Upholds Prison Term for Land Rights Activist -- The government granted a land concession to a Cambodian tycoon and a Chinese company

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUG. 8, 2017, 2:15 A.M. E.D.T.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian court on Tuesday upheld a 2½-year prison term against a prominent land rights activist accused of inciting violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence, as dozens of her supporters outside conducted a “cursing ceremony” against national leaders and judges. 390 more words

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

: A poster for the movie, Kanehsatake, featuring a child looking to the left.

Find the movie here.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin, released in 1993. 131 more words

Politics

'Farming is under fire'

Duarte case has potential to set dangerous precedent nationwide

By Sherry Bunting, reprinted from Farmshine, June 2, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — “Farming is under fire,” said John Duarte, a fourth-generation farmer with a family nursery business outside of Modesto, California as he recounted the timeline of his 4-year battle with the federal government over — of all things — plowing and planting wheat on agricultural land. 1,621 more words

Secure Tenure for Youth, Key to the Achievement of SDG Target 1.4 (+video)

Official UN statistics statistics have revealed the troubling reality of the economic and social vulnerability of the youth demographic. It is estimated that 240 million youth live on less than US$1.00 per day; that youth unemployment is 3-times greater than adult unemployment; and that 2 in 3 youth are not fulfilling their economic potential. 832 more words

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