Land and Territory

From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2014
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The women of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio–a community-based organization led by immigrant women in New York– and the Zapatista women of La Realidad are two examples of how women in struggle all over the world are coming together to inspire and learn from each other, and how, in the process, they are transforming the world.

Mining and Post-conflict in Colombia

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2014
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A meeting in Popayán, capital of the Cauca department, was the excuse for learning about a complex and violent reality. The war between the military, paramilitaries, guerrillas, and drug traffickers is intertwined with savage extractivism, with illegal mining its worst expression.

Zapatistas Mourn a Death and Begin a New Cycle of Building Indigenous Autonomy

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2014
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On Friday May 2, 2014 an Indigenous Zapatista teacher, Jose Luis Solís López – known by his name ‘in the struggle’ as “Compañero Galeano” – was ambushed and murdered. The murder of Galeano has galvanized a re-organization within the ranks of the Zapatistas and a renewed international solidarity movement.

Canada Found Guilty for Role in Mining Injustices in Latin America

Escrito por  |  14 / June / 2014
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By act and by omission, the Canadian state has been found guilty for its role in human rights violations in Latin America as a result of its efforts to promote, sponsor and protect Canadian mining investments abroad. Five Canadian mining companies were also found guilty of related crimes.

Uranium Mine Clean-up Movement Claims Victory, Vows to Go National

Escrito por  |  5 / June / 2014
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Peace and environmental justice advocates in the United States are rallying for the clean-up of abandoned uranium mines while working together on a shared agenda.

NAFTA, Insecurity, Power Vacuums and Violence in Rural Mexico

Escrito por  |  31 / May / 2014
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Rural Mexico is experiencing a crisis in human security crisis. The drastic transformation of public policies toward the agricultural sector, induced by programs of structural adjustment and trade liberalization especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), created conditions for the emergence of the multiple forms of violence in Mexican agriculture.

Mining and Colonialism in Brazil’s Giant Carajás Project

Escrito por  |  31 / May / 2014
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Started during the military dictatorship, the Carajás Project has, in three decades, made ​​Brazil a mining power. Social movements, ecclesial  Continue Reading »