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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Zapatistas Global Resistance Begins May 31, 2019: Stop Militarization in Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca




Zapatistas Global Resistance Begins May 31, 2019: Stop Militarization in Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca 

"Unite to protect the Strongholds," said Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, in response to today's announcement. Rivas testified in May on the militarization of her homelands in both the US and Mexico, and the criminalization of Indigenous Peoples, at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica.

by Ñaní Pinto
CNI_CIG
Censored News
May 29, 2019

On May 9, several collectives, organizations, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona and networks of support of the Indigenous Council of Government (CIG) met to agree on actions against the increase of the military presence and paramilitary in Zapatista territories.
These groups also spoke out against the recent increase in aggressions that include the assassination of members of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), particularly in the state of Guerrero and Oaxaca.
For these reasons, the organizations agreed to hold a Global Action on May 31 against militarization in Zapatista territory and in defense of the land, territory and autonomy of the indigenous peoples and communities of the CIG-CNI.

'Border wall is preposterous cover to seize land for oil and gas companies' Live from The National Butterfly Center on south Texas border






'Border wall is preposterous cover to seize land for oil and gas companies'

Govinda is live at The National Butterfly Center on the south Texas border

Video by Govinda Dalton

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

MISSION, Texas -- "The Border Wall is nothing more than a preposterous cover for the oil and gas companies to put in pipelines between the Rio Grande River and our canal system, and poison our only fresh water source," said Marianna Wright, director of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas.