Tag Archives: indigenous rights

GuateSec: Impunity, or justice for crimes of the past?

Update: As of January 15, the Guatemalan government has reportedly repealed Executive Order 370-2012, following talks with human rights institutions. The Defense Ministry in turn ordered the classification of information relating to Military structure and equipment during the Ríos Montt regime in … Continue reading

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IdleNoMore in historical context

Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Glen Coulthard, Decolonization.wordpress.com, December 24, 2012 Protesters march on Highway 401 near London, Ont, Dec 19, as part of INM rallies. Much has been said recently in the media about the relationship between the inspiring…

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January 31st 2013, Cascadia Solidaria presents “Guatemala: Neoliberal Militarism & Social Movement Resistance”

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Indigenous mobilizations in the new B’ak’tun

“Oxlajuj B’ak’tun is the time to strengthen ancestral wisdom and the practice and never-ending search for balance; it’s a moment in which we must transcend, raise the consciousness of human beings and recognize ourselves as such in order to reach … Continue reading

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Totonicapán rising: Guatemalan military massacres K’iche protesters

The deceased, all wounded by firearm, according to Dr. Jorge Destarac, regional head of the National Forensic Science Institute, were eight in total: Rafael Batz (Pasajoc), Santos Nicolás Menchú (Pasajoc), Jesús Baltazar Caxaj Puac (Chipuac), Francisco Ordoñez (Chipuac), José Eusebio … Continue reading

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Indigenous protesters killed in Totonicapan, Guatemala

At least six protesters were killed and dozens wounded this afternoon in repression of a protest organized by the representatives of 48 indigenous K’iche communities of Totonicapan, Guatemala. According to Guatemala Indymedia Center and social movement organizations, the protesters were shot by … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Militarization, U.S. Aid, and the War on Drugs

Guatemala and Honduras: Hammer and Anvil Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was killed in Guatemala last July, struck in the head by a tree branch felled by helicopter draft. The … Continue reading

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