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Showdown Inevitable At Redfern Tent Embassy As Eviction Deadline Looms
New Matilda
Since then it has grown into a symbol of Aboriginal resistance against the backdrop of the increasingly gentrified Redfern, a suburb seen as the heart of modern-day Aboriginal protest. The embassy has become a safe space for Aboriginal and non ...

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Mon, Feb 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source

APTN National News

APTN National News

Kahnawake sends 'open letter' to Prime Minister saying anti-terror bill will ...
APTN National News
“While it is clear that the Canadian people and their government are concerned with both real and potential incidents of terrorism in Canada, there is also a great fear that the law may be used to brand legitimate protests by First Nations as acts of ...

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Tito Kilizapa in his workshop in Izalco in western El Salvador. The 74-year-old indigenous craftsman makes and plays the marimba, a percussion instrument that was popular in Central America in the 19th century and which he is trying to revive among children in the area. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS

Tito Kilizapa in his workshop in Izalco in western El Salvador. The 74-year-old indigenous craftsman makes and plays the marimba, a percussion instrument that was popular in Central America in the 19th century and which he is trying to revive among children in the area. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS

By Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos
IZALCO, El Salvador , Mar 5 2015 (IPS)

Nearly three years after the rights of El Salvador's indigenous people were recognised in the constitution, there are still no public policies and laws to translate that historic achievement into reality.

In June 2014 the single-chamber legislature ratified a constitutional reform [...]

Thu, Mar 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source

The Ecologist

The Ecologist

Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
The Ecologist
"There is no focus on environmental groups, but rather on the broader criminal threats to Canada's critical infrastructure. The RCMP does not monitor any environmental protest group. ... Environmentalists and Indigenous Peoples have been subjected to ...

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Indigenous Liberation Walk - a Human Rights Focus
The Journalist
In recent times South Africans have learnt that resounding victories can be attained with the simple act of walking in protest. Unarmed protestors are more powerful than guns, our history has taught us. Pilgrims know that following in the footsteps of ...

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Bulatlat (blog)

Bulatlat (blog)

Mining Act | '20 years of plunder, destruction and pollution must end'
Bulatlat (blog)
MANILA — Some 300 protesters belonging to indigenous peoples and environmentalist groups today called for an end to 20 years of liberalized mining under the Mining Act of 1995, which, they said, only resulted to “environmental destruction, pollution ...

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Tue, Mar 03, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Who's the Greatest Unreliable Narrator in Literature?
Publishers Weekly
His job—editing an enormous report detailing the gruesome massacres of the indigenous peoples of a Central American country by its military—feeds a growing sense of his being personally imperiled. Is this Moya ... JMD: Under protest, I'll go with James.

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Fri, Feb 27, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Emphasize our similarities to overcome differences
China Post
Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) joined a group of Siraya Aborigine representatives in their protest in front of the Taipei High Administrative Court to push for their recognition among the nation's aboriginal groups. The move came after repeated ...

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Thu, Feb 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source

APTN National News

APTN National News

Fighting words: NDP MP takes aim at Indigenous Liberal candidates over anti ...
APTN National News
“How many times has Canada considered, whenever we protested to defend our rights or have them recognized, how many times have they considered that legitimate or lawful? ... “The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs believes the sweeping scope of Bill C-51 ...

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Thu, Feb 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source

CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Canadian Embassy went too far to protect mining company interests in Mexico ...
CBC.ca
"I was quite alarmed to find no evidence that the embassy was at all concerned about the physical integrity and safety of the peaceful protesters from the Ejido La Sierrita and the workers," said Jen Moore, who wrote the report for MiningWatch Canada.

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Wed, Feb 25, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen

Alex Neve: In terrorism bills, the Canadian government goes shopping for laws
Ottawa Citizen
Indigenous peoples, environmental activists, human rights campaigners and others will worry that the new measures only protect “lawful” advocacy, dissent and protest, an intentional retrenching from current laws that recognize that protests that are ...
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