Since 1980, 3000 native Canadian women have been murdered/gone missing. Indigenous women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence. Sixty percent of known perpetrators are white men.
On June 6th, 2014, a mass was celebrated against the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Río Verde, announced by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Paso de la Reina, Santiago Township Jamiltepec, Oaxaca. This short documentary emphasizes the spiritual importance of the river towns for the communities in the Oaxaca Coast.
33 communities in the region attended the event, where the Bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Escondido, Pedro Vasquez Villalobos pronounced himself officially against construction of the dam.
Over the past 5 years, the people of Paso de la Reina have maintained a blockade of the CFE at the entrance of their village, because since 1961 the CFE has been doing studies on the river without consulting the communities that would be affected by the project.
Paso de la Reina is part of the United Peoples Council for the Defense of the Río Verde (COPUDEVER). Since 2006, the council is organized to resist neoliberal impositions of mega-projects on the river.
"when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet"
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011), Göran Hugo Olsson
You heard it right folks, the FBI considered free breakfasts for poor children to be the most dangerous internal threat to the country. Literally the kind of thing Jesus would do was the most dangerous threat to the country.
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