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“We are not against progress, we are against progress that is against life.” The story of El Salto and Temaca.

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 5th December, 2010 | No Comments

6e2cGlobal Exchange volunteer Ryan Van Lenning writes from day 1 of the caravan that departed Jalisco state from El Salto on Nov 28 (late posting due to limited internet access). Caravan participants learned of the poisonous state of the Rio Santiago, polluted by decades of toxic, industrial dumping and about the struggle to resist the El Zapotillo dam.
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The Ground Swells – Thousands Join the ‘International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice’

Posted by in World News & Events on 30th November, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1072The first leg(s) of the Via Campesina caravans are over – the three delegations arrived from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Acapulco. Two thousand, five hundred join the International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice and march through Mexico City.
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Mexican Families Declare “This Land is Not For Sale”

Posted by in Featured on 28th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

DSCN1020The Via Campesina caravan left from Acapulco today – international and Mexican activists and independent media journalists heard from communities in Guerrero – disputing their forcible expulsion from their homes and fighting a mega dam project called La Parota.
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Acapulco to DF – Caravan Update

Posted by in World News & Events on 28th November, 2010 | 4 Comments

la parota march.inline_thumbI’m just about to meet my international and Mexican traveling companions for the next week and board the Via Campesina caravan from Acapulco, Mexico. First stop on this journey today will be to the much disputed potential site of the mega hydro-electric dam called La Parota and meet with community members and the organization Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores a la Prensa La Parota (CECOP).
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December 7th…Global Day of Action-1000 Cancuns

Posted by in World News & Events on 27th November, 2010 | 1 Comment

via-campesina-1000-cancunsClimate activist from around the globe have been planning activities on and around December 7 to unite as a community for climate justice and to denounce false solutions to climate change. Get involved by participating where ever you are!
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Climate Justice Activists Converging for COP16

Posted by in World News & Events on 23rd November, 2010 | 12 Comments

LVCCancunIn Cancun both La Via Campesina and Dialogo Climatico – Espacio Mexicano are organizing spaces for activist convergence, workshops and panels. Information about on the ground in Cancun organizing is here!
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Updates on the Caravans to Cancun

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

cartel cancunIClimate justice campaigners, environmentalists and social justice advocates from around the world will be arriving in Mexico over the next week, many joining the three caravans set to depart Acapulco, El Salto (Guadalajara) and San Luis Potosí, arrive in Mexico City and then travel on to Cancun, arriving December 3rd.
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