tribal solidarity

tribal & indigenous solidarity

Defending the Xingu River basin from the Belo Monte Dam

Last week, on October 27 in Altamira, Brazil, the Belo Monte Dam construction site was occupied by 400 indigenous people, fishermen and community members intending to permanently occupy the site and calling allied organizations and movements to join them.

Tirúa, Chile: Incendiary attack against tourist resort

October 13th, 2011

We, organs of Lafkenche Territorial Resistance of the Arauco Malleco Coordinator, declare before the national and international public opinion the following:

Bolivia suspends road project after indigenous protest


Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has suspended plans to build a major highway through indigenous peoples’ land in the Amazon rainforest.

Five killed in Peru's anti-mining clashes

At least five people have died and more than 30 were injured in clashes between police and anti-mining demonstrators in southern Peru, hospital officials say.

Violence in the Puno region started when about 1,000 people were prevented from breaching a security fence around the international airport in Juliaca.

Watut river communities ‘riot’ against Harmony and Newcrest mining in Papua New Guinea

June 4 – Riots have reportedly broken out against the Australian based mining company, Newcrest Mining, and Harmony Gold of South Africa in the Bulolo District of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Coal protesters show solidarity with the people of South Mongolia, and stand against China's crackdown on freedom of expression

Today, 30th May 2011, a small group of anti-coal protesters rallied to a call out by South Mongolian human rights activists for global protest [1] and held a short vigil outside the Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh.

Tension mounts as Brazilian Indians retake land

27 May 2011
A community of Guarani Indians in Brazil has retaken part of its ancestral land in an act of desperation, having lived by the side of a highway for a year and a half.

The Guarani marched back to their land last week, unwilling further to endure the appalling living conditions they have been subject to on the roadside.

Hundreds of Brazilian Indians set up protest camp in capital

14 May 2011
Over 700 Brazilian Indians from more than 230 tribes set up camp last week in the country’s capital city, Brasília, to urge the government to respect their rights.