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Félix Díaz, a leader in the defense of indigenous peoples

Fighter for peace, defender of indigenous peoples, President of the Participatory Indigenous Consultative Council of the Republic of Argentina, lover of dialogue, declared apolitical, co-author with Araceli Maldonado of his biography “Qarashe. A fighter for his people and for the…

New attempt to evict Mapuche community

The Coronado Inalef community is resisting eviction from its ancestral lands in El Bolsón. The granddaughters and daughters of Sara Inalef, a 93-year-old Mapuche weaver and acknowledged master of the art of weaving, are resisting eviction from the territory in…

Why the world is silent about persecution in Balochistan?

At the onset of the Holy Ramadan month, Muslims all over the world were busy with fasting rituals, and the global protest against the occupation of Balochistan on 27 March 1948 was not heard across the globe. Balochistan, for 76…

Honduras: not forgetting Berta

On the eighth anniversary of her seed, this 2 March marks the eighth anniversary of the brutal assassination of Berta Cáceres, indigenous leader, social fighter, defender, and much more. Today we remember her struggle, her life, her commitment, her ability…

The semantic field of the “Indian”: from stigma to murder

Dehumanization, through the media, as state policy, for foreign (and local) extractive interests. When I told my friend Matías, a computer teacher and social communicator, he couldn’t believe it. His first response was to laugh. “You didn’t even know how…

Germany commits to apologizing to Namibia for genocide

The president of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier has expressed remorse for the atrocities which occurred between 1904 to 1908 under German colonial rule that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people In Namibia. Steinmeier said…

The World Social Forum insists: Another world is possible

These are the worst of times, but they can become the best of times, said speaker Walden Bello, trying to inspire thousands of progressive activists gathered at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Kathmandu on Thursday, 15 February, with the…

Coalition for Women in Journalism and Women Press Freedom demanding police drop charges against Brandi Morin

“It is not healthy for Canadian democracy to have law enforcement agencies get in the way of journalistic work. Their job is to allow journalists access and get out of the way of independent newsgathering, a process necessary for a…

UN warns on Forestry Law

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples warned Peru that the Forestry Law encourages territorial dispossession and logging on indigenous lands, due to recent modifications made to this legal framework. The Special Rapporteur, José Francisco Calí Tzay,…

Lonko Mauro Millán: “They call us terrorists for defending life”.

“Walking and defending life” is the slogan of the Trawn Itinerant that will travel along the Chubut River, from the Andean source to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean between 1 and 10 February. The Mapuche Tehuelche people of Patagonia-Wall…

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