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Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

     by Diana Manzo / Intercontinental Cry  Este artículo está disponible en español aquí San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, Mexico — Twelve years ago in the verdant Ocotlán Valley of Mexico, a group of men and women of Zapotec origin watched as their crops of vegetables and flowers began to wither away. A long … Continue reading Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

Displaced women of San Juan Copala hunger strike

By Debora Cerutti / SubVersiones Displaced from San Juan Copala, a Triqui indigenous community in the municipality of San Juan Juxtlahuaca, the women have begun a hunger strike. They are demanding from the government the fulfillment of the promises of return to their territory or their immediate relocation. In 2007, the struggle for the autonomy of San … Continue reading Displaced women of San Juan Copala hunger strike

Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Dangers of Wind Farms

Many Thanks to Truthout for permission to reprint this article. By Renata Bessi, Santiago Navarro F. and Translated by Britt Munro and Sarah Farr, Truthout  September 17, 2014 The wind turbines of the Biioxo Wind Farm are located on land that used to be cultivated. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.) The Tehuantepec Isthmus, a southern region … Continue reading Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Dangers of Wind Farms

Deep Green Resistance Stands with Juchitan de Zaragoza against Wind Farm

Deep Green Resistance stands in sympathy and solidarity with Don Celestino Bartolo and the farmers and residents of the municipality of Juchitan de Zaragoza as well as all those who live on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, as they suffer and resist Gas Natural Fenosa’s Biío Hioxo Wind Energy project. Like most large infrastructure projects, the … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance Stands with Juchitan de Zaragoza against Wind Farm

Mexican communities organizing against wind farms

By Inter Press Service “We can’t sow our fields, which they have rented for next to nothing. What good do we get out of it?” Guadalupe Ramírez complained about wind farms operating in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Ramírez said, “the governments play favourites with big business; our land produces more than what the … Continue reading Mexican communities organizing against wind farms

Indigenous people in Mexico organizing resistance against corporate wind farms

By Jennifer M. Smith / Upside-Down World More than five centuries after Colombus’ arrival in the Americas, the invasion of European powers continues to threaten traditional ways of life in indigenous communities in Mexico.  The conflict against the corporate takeover of the ancestral lands of the Huave, or Ikoots people, in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec … Continue reading Indigenous people in Mexico organizing resistance against corporate wind farms

Canadian mining company using police to attack Zapotec community

By Dawn Paley / Vancouver Media Co-op It’s been almost three years since hundreds of Zapotec community members took direct action to temporarily shut down Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver’s gold and silver mine just south of Oaxaca City, Mexico. The blockade ended with a massive police raid, during which demonstrators were beaten and 23 people were … Continue reading Canadian mining company using police to attack Zapotec community