Chiapas: Escalation of Violence Against Communities Adherent to the Sixth

By Aldo Santiago Subversiones The space for coordination and struggle Dignified Seed (Semilla Digna) of the Peoples of Chiapas, brings together some of the communities, families and groups of adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN. Formed by the community of San Francisco, the organized family El Chivero (Teopisca), the organized families of San…

Ye’kwana, Sanema and Pemon Peoples’ Declaration Against Orinoco Mining Belt

Kuyujani Organization This declaration was written by the legitimate authorities of the 49 Ye’kwana and Sanema communities participating in the Kuyujani Organization’s 20th Ordinary General Assembly. KUYUJANI is an Indigenous community based organization composed of ancestral indigenous peoples, whom agreed to this declaration during this plenary session in light of the following considerations [regarding the…

Ecocide and Genocide in the Niger Delta

The majority of refugees come from war and conflict zones, illegitimate states, areas of natural disasters and economically weak countries. In many cases, companies from the West destroy people’s livelihoods by acting ruthlessly. In Nigeria, the oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta. But the Geneva Convention on…

Nicaragua: Paris Agreement Negates Sustainable Development

The current energy crisis in Venezuela is a direct result of Climate Change as are the widespread floods in Argentina and Uruguay. By Tortilla con Sal The same countries that accumulated their current massive financial and economic advantage through centuries of genocide, slavery and environmental destruction are now leveraging that global advantage though abuse and…

Nicaragua Resists Climate Imperialism By Refusing to Sign COP21

Tortilla con Sal The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in December last year in Paris. Climate change is another area, like global trade and finance, where the dead hand of the Western corporate elites via their countries’ governments chokes the life out of…

Insumisión: The State Responds with Force

Army Invades the Ejidal Lands of San Salvador Atenco Originally posted to It’s Going Down. By Scott Campbell Several victories for social movements in Mexico were recounted in the Insumisión posted on March 17. This edition focuses on the state’s response, which in the first part of April has been expressed through two of the state’s inherent…

60 Mexican and Guatemalan Communities Reject Hydroelectric Project

Almost 300 people from 60 communities in Chiapas and from the Peten Front Against Dams of Guatemala rejected the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Usumacinta River, which would represent an invasion and therefore an eviction from their lands. During the Forum of resistances and alternatives of the peoples of the north of Chiapas,…

Land Grabbing Is Killing Honduras’ Indigenous Peoples

Berta Caceres’ killing was a symptom, not an isolated incident. By Andrea Reyes Blanco and Tim Shenk Berta Cáceres wasn’t the first and, unfortunately, she hasn’t been the last. The world-renowned Lenca leader assassinated last month in Honduras for her opposition to government-backed megaprojects is one of an increasing litany of fallen fighters for indigenous…

Mesoamerica Project: Dams of Death in the Rivers of Life

The murder and criminalization of those who defend the rivers Justice for the victims, for COPINH and for the family of Berta Cáceres By Jerónimo Díaz Since 2005, at least 40 defenders of rivers against dam projects have been killed in Mexico, Central America and Colombia. The launch in 2008 of the Mesoamerica Project between…

Mobilization of a Peasant-Indigenous-Garifuna Alliance for the Defense of Life, Land and Territory

La Via Campesina We, the organisations belonging to La Via Campesina Honduras – The National Office of Rural Workers (CNTC); The National Association of Honduran Peasants (ANACH); The Council for the Integral Development of Women Peasants (CODIMCA); The National Peasant, Indigenous, and Afro-descendant Youth Front (FRENAJUC); and the regional representatives of the Association for the…

Honduras: Interview with Rafael Alegría, MP and Leader of Via Campesina

Honduras, March 18, 2016 Real World Radio The MP and peasant leader made reference to the violence against organizations with the complicity of the State and reaffirmed the call to solidarity and international denunciation – Organizations create Popular Honduran Articulation Berta Cáceres. After the assassination on March 3rd of Honduran Lenca leader Berta Caceres, the…