Indigenous peoples

09.05.2015

Philippines: Mining, Energy and Militarisation

Philippines: Mining, Energy and Militarisation

Attending the meeting titled: Defending the Defenders, May 9, 2015 in the bustling and smelly if always interesting working class district of Hong Kong’s Mong Kong proved to be an eye-opener. Windel Bolinget was in the chair and at the time of my late arrival – what happened to the… »

22.03.2015

Caravana 43 Passed by New York City

Caravana 43 Passed by New York City

In September 2014, dozens of students from Ayotzinapa’s teachers’ college in the Mexican state of Guerrero were attacked by police. #Ayotzi43DCSix people were killed. The police then forcibly disappeared 43 students, who have been missing ever… »

27.01.2015

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Human Wrongs Watch  Bonn, Germany – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, on 19 January 2015 agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and… »

26.01.2015

India: News channels support massacre victim families

India: News channels support massacre victim families

Amidst all the allegations against Assam based private news channels that those beam only negative and inflammable reports in the time of crisis, the channel managements took up a noble mission to help the affected families of militants’ massacred in various remote parts of the State. Digesting the persistent criticisms… »

08.01.2015

Open letter to Modi and Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the USA

Open letter to Modi and Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the USA

We, as concerned and democratic citizens of India, and the US, welcome the coming together of two of the largest democracies of the world to work together to protect the rights of their citizens and their biodiversity. Both nations were founded on the principles of freedoms of our people, and… »

29.12.2014

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

The Adivasi settlers in western and northern Assam, who are mostly Christians, were targeted by the tribal militants on December 23 evening killing over 80 people including village women and minor children. The Assam police suspect it’s a handiwork of breakaway faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), which… »

20.11.2014

Land, safaris and the Maasai people. Do they know they are human?

Land, safaris and the Maasai people. Do they know they are human?

As Band-Aid re-records their song Do they know it’s Christmas which helped Africans during a food crisis 30 years ago, this time to help fight Ebola, Tanzania is planning an expansion of a big-game hunting reserve for foreigners which will lead to the eviction of the Maasai people from ancestral… »

28.10.2014

The exceptional case People of Amazon vs. Chevron-Texaco

The exceptional case People of Amazon vs. Chevron-Texaco

Julio Prieto has been a lawyer for the plaintiffs against Chevron-Texaco for 10 years, or should we say, in this struggle of David against Goliath. In a conference at The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). The Hague, on Oct 23 2014, he gave… »

14.10.2014

Evo Morales wins 3rd term as Bolivian President according to exit polls: some reactions

Evo Morales wins 3rd term as Bolivian President according to exit polls: some reactions

“La Paz, Bolivia (CNN) — Incumbent Evo Morales declared victory in Bolivia’s presidential vote Sunday. Official results have not been announced, but a national exit poll placed Morales in the lead with 61% of the votes. Victory would mean Morales, of the Movement for Socialism party, would lead the country… »

08.10.2014

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

  Human Wrongs Watch The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official on 7 October 2014 stressed at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. “The collective work… »

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