Indigenous Rights
MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown

Australia aboriginal deaths Outrage and alarm after Australia’s fourth aboriginal custodial death this month

Aboriginal rights advocates have condemned the recent spate of custodial deaths as an indication that “something is seriously wrong” with law enforcement in the country

Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people

On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca’s family to stop them from attending court

Philippines indigenous deaths Filipino lawmakers and activists demand inquiry into recent killings of Indigenous leaders

Legislators of the left-wing Makabayan bloc have called for an investigation by the Philippines House of Representatives into the recent mass killings of Tumandok community leaders on December 30

Indigenous movements and the struggle in defense of land in 2020

On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it

Tapi Yawalapiti: “My father died fighting for Indigenous peoples, defending the land”

A victim of COVID-19, chief Aritana Yawalapiti, historical leader of the Xingu, died on August 5

Canada pipeline protest Members of Wet’suwet’en tribe occupy pipeline drillsite in Canada as protests reignite

Members of the Indigenous community have argued that the drillsite of the Coastal GasLink pipeline is at the headwaters of the Wedzin Kwa river, a chief supply of drinking water flowing through the Wet’suwet’en lands

Mapuche spiritual leader ends hunger strike

Machi Celestino Córdova took the decision after reaching an agreement with the Chilean Government

Brazilian liberation theologist Dom Pedro Casaldáliga passes away

Dom Pedro Casaldáliga Plá was renowned for his defense of the rights of indigenous people and the poor

Right-wing violence against Mapuche people in Chile widely condemned

Social movements are demanding that urgent actions be taken against the Carabineros and that the interior ministers be removed from his position for their complicity in the violence against the Mapuche Indigenous community

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

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