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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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Oaxacan communities stand in solidarity with the Sioux Tribe of Standing Rock in fight against Dakota pipeline

Oaxacan communities, social and civil organizations and independent academics united in the Oaxaca State Organization for Defense of Native Maize wrote this letter to show their support of the Sioux Tribe of Standing Rock in  fight against the Dakota access pipeline: AN OPEN LETTER OF SOLIDARITY AMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLEIt is our right to conserve the territories, the cultures and the spirituality…
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30 noviembre, 2016
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Remembering Brad Will 10 years after his murdering

Ten years ago today, Indymedia reporter Brad Will was killed while filming teacher protests in Oaxaca, Mexico. His case remains unsolved, despite calls for an investigation by members of Congress, and even a temporary delay in U.S. aid. Bradley Roland Will (June 14, 1970 – October 27, 2006) was an American activist, videographer and journalist. He was affiliated with Indymedia. On October 27,…
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27 octubre, 2016
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Two Years After Ayotzinapa

September 26 marks the second anniversary of the night student teachers were attacked by police in the city of Iguala, Guerrero. Three students and three bystanders were killed in the attacks and 43 students were disappeared. The case sparked months of angry demonstrations in Mexico that seriously damaged President Enrique Peña Nieto's image both at home and abroad. “This is…
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26 septiembre, 2016
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Business and Human Rights: UN Working Group prepares for first visit to Mexico

Has a corporation ever made you feel vulnerable? Have your rights been ignored? Does it seem that businesses have no oversight? Then this may be of interest to you.In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The principles reiterate that nations must control business activities, that corporations must respect human rights, and that victims…
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18 agosto, 2016
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Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education

This year’s theme for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August focuses on the right to education. The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which in Article 14 states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education…
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9 agosto, 2016
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Oaxaca’s teachers movement not thwarted by state terror

On  June 19, the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca was the scene of a senseless massacre. The bloody battle took place in the rural town of Nochixtlan and resulted in the death of at least nine civilians. “Right now, the federal police are withdrawing, going back to their vehicles,”said a witness of the attack as he filmed the horrific scene. Bullets…
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30 junio, 2016