(5) February 2015
In late January, members from the Achuar and Kichwa indigenous communities, from the Corrientes and Tigre rivers basins in the Peruvian Amazon, took the Jibarito base of the Pluspetrol company, paralyzing the production of 14 oil wells, equivalent to a loss of approximately 3,100 barrels per day.
This is a paid internship for 20 hrs/week for three months. The work will support the large-scale distribution of a portfolio of LifeMosaic’s educational films on land rights, plantations, climate change, and community organising to thousands of indigenous communities in over 10 countries. Deadline: 4th March!
2015 is set to be a pivotal year for the global recognition of land and resource rights if momentum in protecting the world's forests and their communities can be kept up, land rights experts and campaigners said on Wednesday. (Astrid Zweynert / Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest. (David Hill / The Guardian)
Rosa Palomino is an Aymara social communicator who directs Wiñay Pankara (Always blooming), an Aymara story-telling radio show that connects political activity and radio, and redefines story-telling from a gender perspective. (Marco R. Colombier / Intercontinental Cry)