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Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Featured image:  Cejudhcan Derechos Humanos      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry ¡Ya Basta! A phrase known for its political and revolutionary connotations throughout much of the Spanish-speaking world, translates roughly into English as, ‘Enough is Enough!’ It is a statement of finality; a concrete call to action; a heightened call for awareness; and … Continue reading Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Yatama Condemns Military, Police in Urban Destruction

     by Brett Spencer / Intercontinental Cry On Saturday, Nov. 11, members and supporters of the Miskitu indigenous party, Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka (YATAMA) crowded into their burnt down compound to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary. Over one thousand people were present, including many from surrounding villages that came to listen to the party’s political leader … Continue reading Yatama Condemns Military, Police in Urban Destruction

Indigenous Yatama Party Undeterred by Sandinista Military Siege

Featured image: Amid reports the Sandinista army has ordered his capture or execution; historic political and spiritual leader of the Indigenous political party of Yatama, Brooklyn Rivera, prepares to brave a public appearance. Photo: Lloyd Lopez      by Laura Hobson Herlihy / Intercontinental Cry Since the elections on Sunday Nov. 5, Yatama has lost far more … Continue reading Indigenous Yatama Party Undeterred by Sandinista Military Siege

History Repeats Itself on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

     by Laura Herlihy / Intercontinental Cry  The Nicaraguan Sandinista (FSLN) government of Daniel Ortega and the indigenous Miskitu people are repeating their own history. Resembling the Cold War era of the 1980s, violence is playing out again along the Caribbean Coast. At least four indigenous Miskitu men are dead, several are missing, and many more … Continue reading History Repeats Itself on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Featured image: Three young brothers and their mother, from a family with 6 children overall – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled to Bilwi, Nicaragua in August of 2015 from the frontier community of Santa Clara. Their family is struggling to get by in Bilwi; they are not used to needing money to survive. They don’t … Continue reading Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Outrage as Tour Operators Sell “Human Safaris” to Andaman Islands

Featured image: Still from video showing Jarawa girls forced to dance for tourists along the illegal Andaman Trunk Road. © Anon      by Survival International Tour operators in India’s Andaman Islands are selling “human safaris” to the reserve of a recently-contacted tribe, despite government promises to ban the practice. Tourists travel along a road through the Jarawa’s forest, … Continue reading Outrage as Tour Operators Sell “Human Safaris” to Andaman Islands

New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse Funded by Big Conservation Organizations

Featured image: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been working in the Congo Basin for decades – supporting squads who have committed violent abuse against tribal people. © WWF      by Survival International A new Survival International report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World … Continue reading New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse Funded by Big Conservation Organizations

Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Featured image:  A still from aerial footage from 2011 of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in Brazil near the Peruvian border. © BBC/FUNAI/Survival      by Survival International Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo … Continue reading Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Nazi and White Supremacists Active in the Eugene Area

White nationalist and neo-nazi groups have been present in the region of Eugene and Springfield for decades. However, in recent years they have become increasingly active and bold. The community should be aware of this threat. Locations in the Whiteaker neighborhood, which is traditionally a stronghold of anti-racist and environmental organizing, including the Earth Liberation … Continue reading Nazi and White Supremacists Active in the Eugene Area

Gold Miners “Massacre” Uncontacted Amazon Indians

Featured image: Evidence of an attack? Burnt communal houses of uncontacted Indians, seen in December 2016, could be signs of another massacre in the Uncontacted Frontier. © FUNAI      by Survival International Public prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation after reports that illegal gold miners in a remote Amazon river have massacred “more than ten” … Continue reading Gold Miners “Massacre” Uncontacted Amazon Indians