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Argentinian Feminist Collective Calls for International Women’s Strike on March 8th

Featured Image: A strike against violence against women in Buenos Aires, October 2016. (Image: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)       by Raquel Rosario Sanchez / Feminist Current The Argentinian feminist collective behind Black Wednesday back in October have called for an International Women’s Strike. Planned to coincide with the International Day to End Violence Against Women, Ni … Continue reading Argentinian Feminist Collective Calls for International Women’s Strike on March 8th

Video: “No Sam (What is Ours),” A Culture Dueling to Exist

     by Intercontinental Cry “Na Sam” is a documentary film that sheds light on the modern Chorote way of life. After being subjugated into a group of insecure land occupiers on their own land, the Chorote have arrived at a desperate pass. Located in the central-western Chaco region of Argentina, the Chorote are witnessing … Continue reading Video: “No Sam (What is Ours),” A Culture Dueling to Exist

The Mapuche’s Cross-border Struggle for Freedom and Autonomy from Argentina and Chile

     by Alejandra Gaitan Barrera and Fionuala Cregan / Intercontinental Cry Ever since the incursion of rampant neoliberalism in Chile and Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s, the Mapuche territory or Wallmapu, located south of the Bio Bio River, has been subjected to immeasurable domination and constant exploitation at the hands of a diverse range … Continue reading The Mapuche’s Cross-border Struggle for Freedom and Autonomy from Argentina and Chile

The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz

Quechua Bolivian woman unfairly sentenced to life in Argentina      by Sian Cowman / Intercontinental Cry   Reina Maraz Bejarano was the last person in the courtroom to understand that she had just been sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly murdering her husband. Maraz is from an indigenous community in Bolivia. Like many women in … Continue reading The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz

Conflict Soy: if you think soy is a healthy alternative to the meat and dairy industry, think again

Featured image: Combine harvesters crop soybeans during a demonstration for the press, in Campo Novo do Parecis, Brazil, on March 27, 2012.  By Phys.org. By Manuela Picq / Intercontinental Cry Soy has become quite fashionable as a “wonder food.” Praised for its nutritional values, soy has the highest protein content of any bean making it a … Continue reading Conflict Soy: if you think soy is a healthy alternative to the meat and dairy industry, think again

After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

By Inter Press Service Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way off. For four months, activists in Malvinas Argentinas, a town in the central province of Cordoba, … Continue reading After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

Guarani communities working with NGOs to protect wildlife corridor

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Last month, three Guarani communities, the local Argentine government of Misiones, and the UK-based NGO World Land Trust forged an agreement to create a nature reserve connecting three protected areas in the fractured, and almost extinct, Atlantic Forest. Dubbed the Emerald Green Corridor, the reserve protects 3,764 hectares (9,301 acres) … Continue reading Guarani communities working with NGOs to protect wildlife corridor

Fracking and oil drilling threatening Mapuche people in Argentina

Members of the Mapuche community say the Argentine government’s aggressive push to increase energy supplies by allowing oil companies to explore in their lands will cause irreversible environmental and social damage.

According to Argentina´s Energy Secretariat, close to 87 percent of Argentina’s energy is generated from fossil fuels. The government agency said that in 1988 Argentina had enough gas supplies for 36 years. But by 2009, this outlook was slashed to seven years. Oil supplies fell from 14 to nine in the same period. ... Continue reading →