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Indigenous peoples and the Bellido Plan: rhetoric, gaps and dangers

Source: Servindi. 1 September 2021. By Roberto Espinoza* Prime Minister Guido Bellido’s message contains five references to indigenous peoples, but they remain “rhetorical and symbolic” because they do not include concrete measures in favour of their rights and historical aspirations.…

Expropriation of ancestral territories of the Sápara nationality for oil exploitation in Pastaza (Ecuador)

The Sápara nationality, together with other organisations, requested an action for protection from the Ecuadorian state to return 70% of the expropriated territory. On 31 August 2021, the Sápara nationality located in the province of Pastaza filed an action for…

Interview with Diego Ramos, activist for inclusion and sexuality of diverse functional people

As part of the series “Gender and sexualities in pandemic”, we interviewed Diego Ramos, an activist for the rights of people with disabilities, including the exercise of their sexuality. Diego has just graduated from the University of Chile, teaches workshops…

Interview with Danilo Urbina, from the Transdisciplinary School of Sexuality

As part of the series “Gender and Sexualities in Chile”, we interviewed Danilo Urbina, a psychologist specialising in support and counselling for young people on issues of gender and sexual orientation and a founding member of the Transdisciplinary School of…

A Case Of Mistaken Identity Politics

By Mark Lesseraux Many are questioning what has been a noticeable upsurge of attention being paid to the subject of race and racism in the mainstream left media over the last few years. Interestingly, this upsurge of attention to race…

No Bliss in Child Detention: End All Detention Now!

More than a dozen immigrant rights organizations in Texas will hold a rally to end all child detention at Fort Bliss where 2,500 children are being held in inhumane conditions and without adequate supervision, services, and medical care. Rally: 9 a.m.…

Mapuche woman elected president of the Chilean Constitutional Convention

“we express our solidarity for the suffering of the native peoples of canada”. By Claudia Aranda The Mapuche teacher, together with the ancestral spiritual authority, Machi Francisca Linconao, went up to the podium, where the new president of the Constitutional…

“Stop denying racism, start dismantling it” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says

Michelle Bachelet on Monday, June 28 2021 issued an urgent call for States to adopt a “transformative agenda” to uproot systemic racism, as she published a report casting a spotlight on the litany of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil…

The First Meeting of the Council of Wisdoms of the Earth’s Peoples

On March 27, 2021, the 8th Assembly of the Multiconvergence of Global Networks (MRG) ratified the decision to start the experimental creation of a Parliament of Planetary Citizenship within the Networks, composed of two Chambers: a Council of the Wisdoms…

Making Juneteenth a holiday was the easy part — but will real justice follow?

The horrors of slavery and the harms from subsequent racial injustices cannot be met with symbolic gestures like holidays. Real restitution must come in the form of reparations—which neither party seems interested in. By Sonali Kolhatkar After the United States…

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