Indigenous rights & liberation (Abya Yala, Americas)

AfGJ Statement in Solidarity with Mario Luna and the Yaqui Nation in Mexico

The Alliance for Global Justice is very concerned about the arrest of Mario Luna, Secretary of the Yaqui nation’s traditional authorities in the town of Vicam in the state of Sonora, Mexico. We are convinced that Luna has been arrested because of his activities in defense of the Yaqui people’s water rights and the Rio…

US participation in massacre of Moskito people!

On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The delegation witnessed an atmosphere of terror being generated amongst dire poverty in an area where the indigenous people are…

Indigenous Bolivians Oppose Continuing Criminalization of their Culture

The following alert (with some small modifications) was originally released by the Andean Information Network On January 26, coca growers and their constituents gathered in cities across Bolivia to hold peaceful demonstrations in support of Bolivia’s proposed amendment to the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The amendment seeks to decriminalize the traditional…

Updates on Past Alerts & New Delegations

UPDATES: The Peruvian indigenous leader that was detained, Alberto Pizango, was released on bail the following day. Thank you for your support in showing the Peruvian government that the international community is watching. It appears at this time that he will still face trial for the charges against him pertaining to “inciting” the June 2009…

Colonists Threaten Indigenous Population

Ask the Nicaraguan government to protect indigenous communities and complete demarcation and titling of indigenous land. Follow the steps below to act now! Despite, or perhaps because of, the Nicaraguan government’s progress in titling and demarcating indigenous land, tensions have risen between settler and indigenous communities, reaching the point of violence. In the South Atlantic…