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Raúl Zibechi: Territories in Resistance

Raúl Zibechi, Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements. AK Press, 2012. Translated by Ramor Ryan, foreword by Dawn Paley. Not social movements, but “societies-in-movement”; not “Another world is possible!” but seeking to defend and nurture the … Continue reading

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Thousands from the International Community Support Peasants Marching in Guatemala

Originally posted on Guatemala Human Rights Commission:
On Tuesday, an estimated 10,000 people marched into Guatemala’s capital city. Many had trekked 120 miles from the town of Coban over nine days to draw attention to the plight of the rural and indigenous…

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Scorched-earth eviction of the community of Rigores, Aguán Valley, Honduras

Jesse Freeston of the Real News Network offers another excellent video-reportage on the violent repression of small farmers in post-coup Honduras: Cascadian compa Caitlin Payne Roberts, in Honduras on an Alliance for Global Justice delegation, has written an account of … Continue reading

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Massive wave of evictions of indigenous rural communities in Guatemala

Update March 21: Amnesty International Urgent Action 83/11: “Forced eviction of communities in Guatemala” 20 March: “Evictions in Polochic Valley Denounced” – Short article on NISGUA’s blog with information from a press conference held March 18 by the National Coordination of … Continue reading

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Mega-projects in the Petén and popular resistance

Following my recent editorial letter published online by the Seattle Times, I want to help make available some new documents prepared by Resistencia de los Pueblos, a collective of Guatemalan community members and activists accompanying their campaigns for the defense … Continue reading

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Laguna del Tigre and Petén: State-sanctioned industrial development displaces people, degrades environment

The Seattle Times published on its website a letter I wrote in response to a deeply problematic article about  indigenous and peasant communities living in Protected Areas in the department of Petén, Guatemala.  In recent months, these communities have faced … Continue reading

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