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Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses…

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Last Friday, 11 Paraguayan farmers accused of the Curuguaty Massacre were sentenced to between 4 and 30 years in prison in a case repeatedly condemned as biased and irregular.  By Emergentes Opinion piece written by Luis Lezcano Claude, former member…

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

“Conversion from Hinduism to other religions, it is generally argued, is to escape the untouchability and caste-based discrimination inherent in Hinduism. Christianity, however, is not able to eradicate untouchability, and casteism continues to dominate both the Protestant and Catholic Church…

Cristina, my love

I’m not a feminist, neither red, nor leftist, nor revolutionary. I know very well where I do belong: I am a pariah and Cristina is my love. As well as Mercedes Sosa, Dilma, Evita and Violetona Parra. And as a…

Call to Abolish the University of New Mexico’s Seal

The Red Nation and Hope Alvarado of the UNM Kiva Club are requesting nationwide support on this effort to abolish the University of New Mexico’s seal which features a Conquistador and a Frontiersman. It’s too much to ask Native people…

The VAWA Play: Changing the Law, One Show at a Time

The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe is the last “arty” stop for Sliver of a Full Moon, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle that dramatizes the legislative struggle to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.…

The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

By Frances Madeson for Indian Country today Media The topic sounded dry as bones, but the discussion was anything but. Seventy people gathered at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe to hear…

Rights of Nature—Why Do We Need It? 2

 In the last 40 years alone—the time from which the first environmental laws were enacted, we have ex­tinguished 50% of the populations of all species on earth, climate change is upon us, and the world’s ecosystems are col­lapsing. One of…

Rights of Nature—Why Do We Need It? 1

Por Mumta Ito Our planet Earth in its present mode of fluorescence is being devastated. This devastation is being fostered and protected by legal, political and economic establishments that exalt the human community while offering no protection to the nonhuman…

’40 Years Is Enough’ Bring Peltier Home with International Day of Solidarity

By Frances Madeson | Indian Country today Media Network Leonard Peltier supporters gathered in New York, California, Oregon, Paris, Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels and Berlin on Saturday February 6, 2016, for an International Day of Solidarity. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, home…

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