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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous activists are taking direct action – and it's working - The Conversation UK

Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous activists are taking direct action – and it's working - The Conversation UK | real utopias | Scoop.it
Native groups in a remote corner of Peru just took over 14 oil wells for a month.
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Native protesters threaten to occupy more wells - Peru this Week

Native protesters threaten to occupy more wells - Peru this Week | real utopias | Scoop.it
Since protests began, natives have demanded compensation and the oil company isn’t bugding.
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Indigenous Peruvians occupy oil wells, demand compensation

Indigenous Peruvians occupy oil wells, demand compensation | real utopias | Scoop.it
RT @FRANCE24: Indigenous Peruvians occupy oil wells, demand compensation http://t.co/y9ueggstc9 http://t.co/6Zh5C0rmcc
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Mayan People’s Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala

Mayan People’s Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala | real utopias | Scoop.it

GUATEMALA - On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guatemalan territory, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions and farmer and women’s organizations won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation that had been approved in June.



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Indigenous governance system provides a model for community defense in Mexico - Free Speech Radio News

Indigenous governance system provides a model for community defense in Mexico - Free Speech Radio News | real utopias | Scoop.it

Armed self-defense efforts in the Mexican state of Michoacán have opened a debate about about what Mexican citizens can do to protect themselves against violent drug cartels in a country where arms ownership is heavily restricted. Citizen militias in the states Tierra Caliente region have attracted international media attention and led to the formation of an officially recognized “rural police” force. But in the highlands of the state’s indigenous Purhépecha region, a similar effort has already marked three years of armed, community self-defense… but under a system of traditional indigenous law-enforcement and accountability. Andalusia Knoll has more from Mexico.

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Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Shannen's Dream, Youth Activism, and the ...

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Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has created yet another gripping and sober documentary about Indigenous issues in Canada. With 2013’s Hi-Ho Mistahey! (which roughly translates as “I love you forever” in Cree), Obomsawin showcases her filmmaking prowess as she examines the educational experiences and frustrations of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation