Chris Straquez describes plans for a 1500 km railway project in southern Mexico, the potential for environmental destruction, and how developers justify their genocide against indigenous people. The Mayan Train Project: Destruction of Indigenous Land By Chris Straquez The history of modern train industry started with the appearance of first steam engines, which enabled humanity … Continue reading Railroad Construction Threatens Mayan Land
Are indigenous people backwards? Do they really need to be ‘rescued’ from their primitive way of life and introduced to this wonder of human civilization? Or is this a racist simplification? In this piece Chris challenges the notion that civilization is the ultimate way of life — a notion that has been used to justify … Continue reading Are Indigenous People Backwards?