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Indigenous Town in Mexico Celebrates Two Years of Autonomy and Defense of their Community Forest

24 Apr

Cross Posted from Real News Network via Climate-Connections

By Andalusia Knoll, April 23 2013. 

[See previous EF! Newswire coverage of the Purepecha struggle for autonomy and ecology in Michoacan, Mexico.]

After two years of resisting illegal logging and organized crime, indigenous people in the town of Chéran Mexico demand justice for their assassinated community members and respect for their autonomous government.

Corruption, Justice and Forest Defense—Michoacan Style

14 Jan
Forest defenders from Cheran, Michoacan are in solidarity with the Idle No More movement from Canada.

Forest defenders from Cheran, Michoacan display their solidarity with the Idle No More movement in Canada.

In the previous edition of EF! News (Litha 2012), we featured the story of resistance from indigenous Purepecha communities who are defending their forests from narco-government corruption and illegal logging.

Earlier this week, Simòn Sedillo of elenemigocomun.net posted “Self-Determination and Self-Defense in Cherán, Michoacán” [see story below], which made connections between the organized crime and political corruption that manifests as the government, both in the US and in Mexico. As we all know, this crooked conglomeration is a the root of most ecological devastation on the planet. But as many of us have yet to accept, the possibilities for community defense range a much broader spectrum of strategy and tactics then is generally found in the toolbox of US activists. Sedillo’s post also included the following recent video documenting the the Purepecha autonomous uprising. 

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