Colombia: Paramilitaries Kill Land Rights Activist

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Hernan Bedoya was the second activist from the group, Communities Constructing Peace, Conpaz, to be killed in 10 days. Another land rights activists, Hernan Bedoya, was killed by [...]

Brazil: Tribe Defy Miners

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By Staff of Survival International - The Waiãpi tribe in Brazil have defied a hostile government to defend their land rights. The tribe has circulated a powerful open letter in which they state: [...]

Armed Police Descend On Water Protectors At DAPL Site

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By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Police descended on water protectors in North Dakota on Wednesday, as images on social media showed a dramatic standoff along a creek that borders a [...]

Woman Arrested On Own Property After Her Land Was Stolen By DAPL

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By Whitney Webb for True Activist - Once again, the repression of those against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is heating up, with 127 activists arrested in North Dakota over the weekend. [...]

Leader Of Honduran Campesino Movement Assassinated

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By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - Amnesty InternationalJose Angel Flores, president of the Unified Campesinos Movement of the Aguan Valley, or MUCA, had been under police protection since March, [...]

Environmental Official Shot Dead In Brazil

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By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - An environmental official well-known for his aggressive enforcement of deforestation laws in his city in the Brazilian Amazon was gunned down in front of his [...]

Corn Protesting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Harvested

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By Bob Stuart for The News Virginian - STUARTS DRAFT — Corn planted on Stuarts Draft land in June to show opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was harvested Friday. The sacred corn -- called [...]

Trial Begins For Two Land Rights Activists In Kazakhstan

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By Anastassiya Miller for Waging Nonviolence - On October 12, a hearing against two prominent activists began in Atyrau, the oil capital of Kazakhstan. Max Bokaev and Talgat Ayan were arrested [...]

Supporting Standing Rock And Confronting What It Means Living On Stolen Land

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By Berkley Carmine and Liza Minno for Waging Nonviolence - A month after President Obama told the Army Corps of Engineers to pause construction on the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the Standing [...]

The Mapuche’s Cross-Border Struggle For Freedom And Autonomy

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By Alejandra Gaitan Barrera and Fionuala Cregan for IC Magazine - Ever since the incursion of rampant neoliberalism in Chile and Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s, the Mapuche territory or [...]

World Conservation Congress Approves Historic Measure

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By Hannibal Rhoades for IC - In a landmark move that adds wind to the sails of indigenous struggles to protect sacred lands everywhere, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature [...]

Dennis Banks On Standing Rock: Native People Are Guardians Of The Land

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By Staff of Liberation - Dennis Banks, Anishinaabe, born on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation and famed co-founder of American Indian Movement in 1968, is running for Vice President of the United [...]

Argentina’s Mapuche Community Stands Up To Benetton

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By Fionuala Cregan for Truthout - "They are afraid more people and more communities are going to rise up, because we have shown others what is possible," said Mirta Curruhuinca, a Mapuche woman [...]

Striking Colombian Campesinos Reach Deal With Government

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By Staff of Tele Sur - The deal means the peasant organizations, which have been holding actions for two weeks, will suspend further protests. The government of Colombian President Juan Manuel [...]

Protests Of Land Reform: Privatization And Foreign Ownership Opposed

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By Staff of RFE/RL's Kazakh Service - Security forces have detained hundreds of journalists, activists, and demonstrators in various Kazakh cities amid a call by the opposition for nationwide [...]