The Coconut Revolution is a 2001 multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island and their remarkable victory over a Colonial power.
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
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
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
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
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