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An information service administered by the Oaxaca NGO Educa A.C. We cover human rights, Indigenous land defense and struggles for democratization in southern Mexico, with an emphasis on grassroots voices.

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Paso de la Reyna, standing and organizing for humanitarian aid–PARTICIPATE

Residents of Paso de la Reyna are standing, working and organizing themselves.  The community, through its own efforts, is carrying out "tequios" (unpaid community works and service)--cleaning up (after the flood) and a team of young people left this Monday to obtain food and supplies in the municipal center of Santiago Jamiltepec, and had food for the community today.  They…
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19 septiembre, 2013
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Community Defenders Celebrate 4th Anniversary Blockade of Proposed Hydroelectric Project on Oaxacan Coast

Note: This photo essay is dedicated to the memory of community defender and environmental activist Noé Vázquez, who was brutally murdered on Aug. 2, 2013 as he was preparing for his hosting of the opening ceremony for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Mexican Movement of Men and Women Affected by Dams and in the Defense of Rivers (MAPDER) http://www.mapder.lunasexta.org. Text and photos…
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9 septiembre, 2013
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Exigen que embajada de EU se pronuncie por crimen de activista de MAPDER

It’s been almost a month since Noé was stoned to death by unidentified individuals in his hometown of Amatlán de los Reyes in the Mexican state of Veracruz, with no response from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Noé had gone out early that morning to gather leaves, seeds, and flowers for the opening ritual of the 10th Anniversary of the Mexican Movement…
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29 agosto, 2013