Indigenous peoples

14.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

The dam has failed to comply with conditions for the protection of the health, integrity and way of life of affected communities. Organizations reiterate the validity of the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the indigenous communities of the Xingú River basin, … »

14.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’ is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear.  … »

11.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides. Timber, pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land, clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods. Enough is enough: tell Finland to finally adopt the International Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO 169). By Rainforest … »

09.05.2015 Tony Henderson

Philippines: Mining, Energy and Militarisation

Philippines: Mining, Energy and Militarisation

Attending the meeting titled: Defending the Defenders, May 9, 2015 in the bustling and smelly if always interesting working class district of Hong Kong’s Mong Kong proved to be an eye-opener. Windel Bolinget was in the chair and at the time of my late arrival – what happened to the … »

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