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Friday, March 18, 2016

Louise Benally: 'EPA ignores devastation to Navajos by mining'

Louise Benally's letter to the US EPA
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Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS, at:
French translation by Christine Prat

Hello Reyes,
I am a member of the Navajo Nation and lived out here all my life and our resources have been contaminated by Coal mining in the Black Mesa area , by Uranium mining in the New Mexico areas and some in the Arizona areas by Oil and Gas development too, in the New Mexico and Utah areas of our reservation lands and EPA has not done any thing to help us and why is that? We demand that these site need to get clean up plans to start happening as soon as possible. We have been concerned with these Environmental problems that are brought on the reservation lands since the 1940's and on the this day. We demand that the Environmental Justice Policies be applied to our Homelands and we Demand all fossil fuel developer be held accountable.

Thank you, Louise Benally 

Zapatistas 'About CompArte: A few questions, a few answers'

Zapatistas 'About CompArte: A few questions, a few answers'
Zapatista Army for National Liberation.
March 14, 2016
Compas and non-compas:
We write to tell you a little about how plans are going for the activities in July, October, and December of 2016. We have received a few questions, so here are a few answers, but only regarding the festival “CompArte for Humanity.”
“How is the registration for the art festival looking?”
As of March 12, 2016, we had registered:
21 attendees from Mexico and 5 from other countries.
99 participants from Mexico and 30 from other countries (Chile, Argentina, Greece, Canada, United States, Spanish State, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Cross-border or Without Borders, Uruguay, France, and the Sufi Community with Islamic music).
“What kind of activities or artistic works are registered so far?
According to those who have registered so far, there is: rap, poetry, visual arts, contemporary dance, painting, engraving, literature and stories, theater, puppets, embroidery, iron work, silk-screening, photography, documentaries, cinema, sculpture, ceramics, short films, illustration, reggae, rock, graffiti, gastronomy, aerial dance, murals, music, music, and more music.
“What is this about “alternate sites” for the CompArte Festival?”

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