News - Community Organising

Mining referendums in Colombia, Guatemala

17th Oct 2013
In Colombia and Guatemala three rural and indigenous communities vote on mining projects and demand the right to free, prior and informed consent. (LAMMP)

A move to blend culture with maps to save vanishing forests

13th Oct 2013
In Indonesia and around the world there's a movement afoot to blend map-making with cultural knowledge to help people without formal land title hang on to what's left of their homes. (Christian Science Monitor)

Police arrest Penan as tribe blockades dam site

4th Oct 2013
Tensions are mounting at the Murum dam in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The Penan, whose forest homes are due to be flooded, are demanding greater compensation, and more of the forest to be protected so they can continue to hunt and gather in their resettlement villages. (Survival)

Brazil: 1500 Indigenous Peoples occupy the Esplanade of Ministries

3rd Oct 2013
Nearly 1,500 Indigenous Peoples from across Brazil on Wednesday occupied a central road in the federal capital Brasília. The protesters are trying to stop a legislative assault that threatens to severely undermine or extinguish Indigenous rights in the country. (Intercontinental Cry)

Palm cultivators sentenced for causing forced displacement in Curvaradó

5th Sep 2013
Due to the tireless work of the Inter-Church Commision for Justice and Peace and the courage of the communities that they represent, some of the palm cultivators who directly benefited from the human rights violations in the Chocó area, are now being brought to justice (ABColombia)

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