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Reclaiming Stolen Lands

Documentary film spotlights Nasa struggle to regain what was wrongfully taken      by Intercontinental Cry Tired of waiting for lands promised by the Colombian government, in 2015, the Indigenous Nasa Peoples from southern Colombia decide to take direct action to reclaim lands that have been industrialized by one of the richest people in the … Continue reading Reclaiming Stolen Lands

Indigenous Wixarika Community Gears Up To Take Back Their Land From Mexican Ranchers

Featured image: The Wixárika community of San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán or Wuaut+a is preparing to send 1,000 members to the remote Nayarit community of Huajimic to take back from the ranchers lands that the courts have ruled belong to the Wixárika. Photo from Facebook/San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán.      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry A contingent of … Continue reading Indigenous Wixarika Community Gears Up To Take Back Their Land From Mexican Ranchers

Rang De Basanti: a modern inspiration for direct action

Review by Parag Dalal / Deep Green Resistance Spoiler alert: important pieces of the movie plot revealed below. Rang De Basanti opens with a British officer in pre-independence India walking along prison cells and finally entering one. The man inside, reading a book, instructs “Wait a moment, Mr. McKinley, one revolutionary is meeting another.” Thus … Continue reading Rang De Basanti: a modern inspiration for direct action

Anniversary of John Brown’s execution

Today is the day John Brown was executed for his efforts to arm enslaved Africans and lead an uprising against white slavers. .. Remember his final words: “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. I had as I now think, … Continue reading Anniversary of John Brown’s execution

Belo Monte construction halts after protestors torch buildings at three construction sites

By Agence France-Presse Work on Brazil’s controversial $13 billion Belo Monte mega-dam ground to a halt Monday after protesters torched buildings at three dam construction sites over the weekend, the developer said. Saturday, “a group of 30 people set fire to prefab structures at the Pimental site. They went into the cafeteria, destroyed everything and … Continue reading Belo Monte construction halts after protestors torch buildings at three construction sites

More than fifty gunmen attack Guarani village in Brazil, kidnap community leader

By Survival More than 50 gunmen have launched a full-scale attack on an Indian community in southwest Brazil, shooting, threatening and then reportedly kidnapping one of their leaders. The violence began on Friday, shortly after the Guarani community reoccupied part of its ancestral land, which is now occupied by ranchers. A Guarani spokesman described how … Continue reading More than fifty gunmen attack Guarani village in Brazil, kidnap community leader

Italian activists rescue beagles from puppy mill raising dogs for vivisection

By Giornale Di Brescia They broke through or climbed over the gate networks. They made their way inside the farm and opened the cages, taking away puppies, pregnant mothers, and all the little beagle puppies they could find. It was a raid organized by Occupy Green Hill to demand the closure of the mill. The … Continue reading Italian activists rescue beagles from puppy mill raising dogs for vivisection

“Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

By Jeff Conant / AlterNet Invoking the spirit of international peasant farmer movements La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Movimento Sem Terra, hundreds of people entered a five-acre plot of land at the Berkeley/Albany border on Sunday April 22, in one of this spring’s first high-profile actions of the Occupy movement. Their goal? To farm the … Continue reading “Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

Nahua community in Mexico seeing its land defenders killed off one by one

By Maria Sanchez  / Upside Down World Tucked between sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean, perched on a small hill, is Xayakalan, home to members of the indigenous community, Santa Maria Ostula. Here, the sound of waves hitting the shore mixes with the cries of children playing among the wooden huts. Against this beautiful backdrop, … Continue reading Nahua community in Mexico seeing its land defenders killed off one by one