The inhabitants of this small town in southern Mexico have been denouncing the environmental effects of one of Oaxaca's largest mining projects for years.
“We’re tired of the parties and politicians. We believed in them, but we realized in time that we were voting for our own destruction."
In southern Mexico, a multi-ethnic network of towns has halted the construction of a mega-dam. Now they are organizing to manage their own natural resources and revitalize their culture as native water protectors.
We are initiating the rebuilding of a broad and diverse movement and an intense global campaign called "The Isthmus Is Ours."
On May 6, 2009, 3,500 Federal and State Police descended upon the Valley of Ocotlán, Oaxaca, and occupied the territory of the municipality of San José del Progreso, handing over the gold and silver to the Canadian mining company Fortuna Silver Mines.
Two members of the National Indigenous Congress kidnapped and murdered by narco-paramilitaries who receive government backing.
Samir lives on and the struggle goes on!
On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government.
Avispa Midia, an independent journalism collective in Latin America whose work has appeared in translation on El Enemigo Común, recently launched a fundraising campaign to continue expanding their important work.
Oaxaca says Go Home.