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Another World Is Possible – It’s Called Ecosocialism

Posted on 10 February 2011 by editor

Joel Kovel. Credit:Courtesy of Joel Kovel

Kanya D’Almeida interviews U.S. scholar and organiser JOEL KOVEL

NEW YORK, Feb 9, 2011 (IPS TerraViva) – As the powerful collective energy continues to surge through Dakar, veterans of the World Social Forum (WSF) are taking a moment to examine the history, trajectory and future of the alternative global movement. Continue Reading

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The New Scramble for Africa

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

By Thandi Winston

DAKAR, Feb 9 (TerraViva) – Some are calling it the second scramble for Africa – the growing appetite of external interests in securing huge tracts of land in Africa, displacing the small-scale farmers who form the backbone of the continent’s own food security. Continue Reading

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Guaraní Effort to Strengthen Culture Through Tourism

Posted on 24 January 2011 by editor

Francisco Medina at the entrance to the 'School of the Jungle'. Credit:Clarinha Glock/IPS

By Clarinha Glock*

PUERTO IGUAZÚ, Argentina, Jan 24, 2011 (Tierramérica) – Since recovering part of their territory in 2005, an indigenous Guaraní community in the northeastern Argentine province of Misiones is working to maintain and expand a cultural tourism initiative.
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Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Posted on 27 December 2010 by editor

Market in Espinal where the túmin community currency is used. Credit:Courtesy of Intercultural University of Veracruz

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2010 (IPS) – Túmin, which means “money” in the Totonaca indigenous language, is a community currency now circulating among 80 vendors selling their products at an alternative market in the town of Espinal, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
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Reconnaissance internationale pour les peuples autochtones

Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor

Credit: IPS TerraViva

Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, 29 décembre (IPS) – Alors que l’année 2010 touche à sa fin, les États-Unis et les Nations Unies ont tendu la main à l’un des groupes les plus marginalisés du monde : les peuples indigènes ou autochtones. Continue Reading

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VENEZUELA: Hunger Strike Off as Gov’t Agrees to Talks on Native Demands

Posted on 25 October 2010 by admin

'Our Struggle Is for Territory; Freedom for Yukpa Chief Sabino Romero.' Credit:Courtesy of Homo et Natura.

By Humberto Márquez

CARACAS, Oct 25, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – An 81-year-old Jesuit missionary in Venezuela ended a week-long hunger strike Monday after the government agreed to high-level talks to negotiate the release of three indigenous prisoners facing murder charges and to discuss land claims by Yukpa communities.
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Migrant Workers in Mexico Left to Hoe Their Own Row

Posted on 21 October 2010 by admin

By Emilio Godoy

ATLAUTLA, Mexico, Oct 21, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Every year since 1975, Castro Solano has left his home in the town of Tlapa de Comonfort, in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, to work in other parts of the country as a seasonal farm labourer.
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Canada Seeks to Drop Native Peoples from New Biodiversity Pact

Posted on 21 October 2010 by admin

Protesters in Nagoya demand a fair and equitable access and benefit-sharing protocol. Credit:Stephen Leahy/IPS

By Stephen Leahy

NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 21, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Blame Canada if countries fail to agree to a new binding treaty to curb the rapid loss of plant, animal and species that form the intricate web of life that sustains humanity. That is the view of indigenous representatives from Canada in response to a late night move by the Canadian delegation to strike a reference to indigenous peoples’ rights at the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) members’ conference here.
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ECUADOR: Social Movements to Go Ahead with Int’l Meetings Despite Crisis

Posted on 07 October 2010 by admin

The Fourth World Social Forum on Migration in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 8-12, 2010.

By Gonzalo Ortiz

QUITO, Oct 7, 2010 (IPS) – “What lies ahead in Colombia is an increase in the number of refugees and displaced persons, while in Guatemala and Mexico people are going to continue leaving their countries in difficult conditions in which they face dangers to their lives,” said Nelsy Lizarazu, one of the spokespersons for the Fourth World Social Forum on Migration.
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Roma Conference Decries Government-Led Discrimination

Posted on 13 September 2010 by admin

Daniela Rodrigues, of SOS Racism, condemns ongoing anti-Roma government actions. Credit:Katalin Muharay/IPS

By Mario de Queiroz

LISBON, Sep 11, 2010 (IPS) – Over the centuries, racism in the Americas has targeted indigenous peoples, African slaves and their descendants, while in Europe, secular racism has long centred on its once-enslaved gypsies, as their recent persecution in France and Italy confirms. Continue Reading

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