Saturday, December 20, 2014

How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won

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How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won

Indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe withstood violent eviction attempts, beatings, and a legal battle to protect her land from being turned into an open-pit gold mine
Maxima Acuña at her property in front of the Blue Lagoon (Photo: Jorge Chávez Ortiz)
Acuña de Chaupe at her property in front of the Blue Lagoon (Photo: Jorge Chávez Ortiz)
For over three years, indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe has refused to allow a U.S.-based multinational corporation to turn her land into an open-pit gold mine, withstanding multiple violent eviction attempts by corporate and state agents.
On Wednesday, Acuña de Chaupe finally saw victory when a Peruvian appeals court struck down a lawsuit levied by the Yanacocha mine—which is 51 percent owned by Colorado's Newmont Mining Corporation—that had sought to expel and imprison the family for "invading" their own land.

CheBus y Contra Las Agresinones a la Caravana Climatica

Red Contra la Represión: Libertad a Christian Rosendahl Guerrero y contra las agresiones a la Caravana Climática
Network Against Repression: Freedom for Christian Rosendahl Guerrero and against the attacks on Climate Caravan

Desde marzo de este año la iniciativa Caravana Climática, integrada por distintos activistas ambientales comenzó su recorrido en el norte de México, con destino a Lima, Perú, con el objetivo de participar en la Cumbre de los Pueblos, la cual representa la contraparte de la Vigésima Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático.
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Mohawk Nation News 'Hands off our Russian Allies'

HANDS OFF OUR RUSSIAN ALLIES


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MNN. Dec. 20, 2014. We Ongwe’ho:ne, the true sovereigns of Ono’ware:geh, thoroughly object to Canada’s sanctions against our wampum carrying Russian allies. They, like us, are being targeted for genocide. Canada is going after Russia’s banking, energy and defense sectors. The Nazi faction within the corporation known as CANADA is the Harper Government. The CROWN corporation is trying to help export the genocide committed here, to the rest of the world, starting with Russia. The Government of Canada’s main goals are: [1] continue the illusion of freedom to the people; [2] provide ever growing dividends for the shareholders; and [3] extinguish the Ongwe’hon:we title to Ono’ware:geh. All other orders of business are subservient to this.  Canada’s settler colonialism model has been adopted by Israel. Whatever Palestinian territories that the Israeli settlers want, take it, our army will back you up and it will be called a “new Jewish settlement”. The Palestinian land theft accelerates through the barrel of a gun.vlad cool
Our message to the Corporation of Canada is to cease and desist any provocations, sanctions or threats against our ancient ally, Russia.
1710 Wampum, Peter the Great Museum of Archaeology.
1710 Wampum, Peter the Great Museum of Archaeology.
Stephen Harper is trying to do to Putin and the Russians what he is already doing to us. He is forcing sanctions on Ongwe’hon:we since their first Indian Act in 1867, to steal all our land and to get away with total genocide. If we don’t submit voluntarily, we will be murdered. We will be forced to assimilate into the colonial quagmire. All protections and internationally recognized rights will now be put firmly under Nazi control. Our preexisting sovereignty will be ended, with no regard to international law. We are desperately trying to petition the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to hear our case.
Come one over.
They think that with the stroke of a pen they will write us out of history. Mainly to make us identify with their artificial corporate classification “INDIAN”. We, the true natural sovereigns will not allow this to occur on our territory. We welcome the Russian bear to Kanion’ke:haka to polish the wampum that exists between us. Back off, Harper.
Harper: "I didn't mean it, Vlad".
Harper: “I didn’t mean it, Vlad”.
As Johnny Cash advises Harper, “Don’t take your guns to town, son. Leave your guns at home, Steve.”

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