Women’s Movement in Defense of Mother Earth and Territory seeks a way to join efforts with other movements in the country and the world in defense of nature, the environment, peasants, indigenous peoples, and women who are the most affected by the violence of the capitalist system. The movement, driven by the strength and determination of indigenous and peasant women, has sought, since its inception, to transcend individual and local processes, heading towards the regional construction of the Movement to fight against all forms of violence against women and their families generated by the neo-liberal, patriarchal and neo-extractivist capitalist system — from the increase in poverty, migration and drug trafficking, to the dispossession of land by other groups, organized crime, or even sometimes by their own family members.
Although no country in Latin America is officially at war, it is the most dangerous place in the world to exercise the profession of reporting with some thirty journalists murdered in 2022. Topping the list was Mexico with a record 13 deaths, two fewer than Ukraine. This article by Guardian Latin American correspondent, Tom Phillips, examines the current situation and dangers facing reporters and journalists.
Marking the 12th year since the passing of Bishop Samuel Ruiz, the Pueblo Creyente, or People of Faith make the pilgrimage through the streets of San Cristóbal. Their communiqué speaks out against the many violences and injustices in their territories, and calls upon the Believing People to continue weaving together.
Please sign this urgent action from Frayba for the presentation alive of Antonio Díaz Valencia, leader of the indigenous community of Aquila, and of lawyer Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca (the lawyer Ricardo). Frayba is one of the organizations that Ricardo has worked with in Chiapas, an organization that Schools for Chiapas collaborates with in the recruitment of civil observers.