News - Community Organising

Colombian town says ‘no’ to gold mine

29th Jul 2013
People in a farming town in central Colombia voted overwhelmingly against global corporation AngloGold Ashanti’s La Colosa gold mine. (Vieira / IPS)

Brazil’s Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

26th Jul 2013
The fight continues between the Brazilian government pushing to bring another hydroelectric dam to the Tapajós river basin in the Brazilian Amazon and the indigenous Munduruku people who live there. (Luciane Salles / Global Voices)

Indonesian Court Ruling Gives Land Rights Back to Millions of Indigenous

19th Jul 2013
On May 14 Indonesia’s constitutional court ruled to modify the language of a 1999 law, effectively placing millions of hectares of previously government-controlled forest land back into the hands of indigenous peoples. (First Peoples Worldwide)

Guatemala cracks down on anti-mine protests

3rd May 2013
Guatemala's government declared a state of emergency and banned public gatherings in four townships east of the capital Thursday following several days of violent clashes between police and anti-mining protesters. (AP)

Communality as a way of life and resistance

1st Apr 2013
The indigenous Zapotec cultural system of living in harmony with nature coincides with the Andean concept of Good Living. (Latinamerica Press)

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