Indigenous Rights
212 Land Defenders were killed in 2019

The report published by Global Witness, an NGO based in Washington DC, titled ‘Defending Tomorrow’ stated that over 212 “land defenders” were killed in 21 countries last year.

Bolsonaro’s crimes: social movements file a new impeachment request

Administrative malpractice and criminal negligence on environmental issues are part of the document submitted on Tuesday

Assassination of Indigenous leader Domingo Choc sparks outrage

Domingo Choc, an herbalist and spiritual guide of the Maya Q’eqchi’ Indigenous community, was burned alive by a group of people, who accused him of practicing witchcraft

Wallmapu: “The Mapuche political prisoners are not alone”

The Mapuche community demands protection for political prisoners in the prisons of the Araucanía region of Chile after being exposed to the risk of COVID-19 due to lack of necessary care

Dakota Access Pipeline is cancelled in an important victory for Standing Rock Sioux tribe

The judge observed that the Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Protection Act when granting approval for the pipeline.

What is happening in Wet’suwet’en?

In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada.

Canada Invades Indigenous Lands Canada raids Wet’suwet’en lands for construction of gas pipeline

Protests have erupted across Canada in support of the Wet’suwet’en people who are fighting for their rights.

Trans pipeline Canada Federal Court of Canada dismisses Indigenous peoples’ plea against gas pipeline project

The Trans Mountain gas pipeline is proposed to be expanded to triple its current size. However, the local Indigenous population has objected to the government’s approval for the project on the grounds that it affects their rights and poses a danger to the environment

Bolivians celebrate fourteen years of the Plurinational State

Plurinational State Day was commemorated with several peaceful mobilizations across the country, demanding the restoration of democracy after the civic-military coup against President Evo Morales in November

Colombia: stories of pain and resistance

In the first two weeks of 2020, 19 social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants have been assassinated even as the government has failed to take action

Canadian federal police restrict access to Wet’suwet’en Indigenous land

The move is the latest repressive measure in order to push forward the construction of the Coastal GasLink oil pipeline and silence Indigenous opposition

Guatemalan Indigenous leader Daniel Pascual denounces political persecution

He has been accused of defamation, slander and injury by the son of an army general from the era of the military dictatorship

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