Chiapas: Coastal Civil Observation Mission Ends Two Months after the 8.2 Earthquake | SIPAZ Blog: The mission obtained “the testimony of victims and communities whose situation of humanitarian emergency has not been sufficiently visible or attended” and held meetings with the municipal presidents of Tonala and Arriaga, as well as with State Government officials.
In its main conclusions, the mission found “serious misinformation about the criteria and procedures in granting support for the reconstruction process.” It also observed “certain inequities and discriminatory elements in the granting of support”, as well as “a serious lack of coordination of the federal government with the municipal authorities and with society”.
Thanksgiving has a different meaning for some Native Americans: [Jim Schultz, Record Searchlight] “We look at it as a day of the village,” said Rod Lindsay, a former Shasta Lake mayor and the executive director of the Local Indians For Education, Inc. “I call it a gathering. It’s a good day.”
The 73-year-old Lindsay, a member of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk American Indians, has long been a community activist, promoting American Indian culture and multiculturalism.
And, he said, Thanksgiving is a spiritual�day for him filled with food, family unity, blessings and remembering his ancestors.
Last men cleared from Manus Island detention centre: PNG authorities: [9news.com.au] Immigration Minister Peter Dutton this morning confirmed the remaining men at the decommissioned centre are now in alternative accommodation.
"The Australian government welcomes this development," he said in a statement.
It comes after Papua New Guinea police and immigration officers stormed the decommissioned centre earlier this morning, trashing refugees’ belongings and shelters and ordering them to leave.
Liberals will back U.N. Indigenous rights bill - iPolitics: The Liberals had previously opposed bill C-262, with the minister calling it “unworkable” in Canadian law. She said reforms to federal laws and policies affecting Indigenous peoples would be based on existing legal interpretations of section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
Section 35 is seen by many as the backbone of protection for contemporary Indigenous rights.
Sponsored by Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou MP Romeo Saganash, bill C-262, would make sure all Canadians laws are consistent with UNDRIP and require Ottawa to create an action plan to implement the declaration.
COFADEH denuncia plan que atenta contra la vida de Rafael Alegría y Gilda Silvestrucci | Revista El Derecho a Vivir en Paz - El Comité de Familiares de Detenidos y Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH) a través de su coordinadora Berta Oliva, en conferencia de prensa el día de hoy, denunció que podría estarse preparando un plan que atenta contra la vida de Rafael Alegría y Gilda Silvestrucci.
El dirigente campesino, Coordinador de la Vía Campesina Honduras, Pedro Rafael Alegría Moncada y la periodista y corresponsal de Telesur, Gilda Silvestrucci, fueron informados oficialmente que se estaría preparando plan de ejecución en contra de sus vidas.
El primero por tener una larga lucha a favor de los campesinos y campesinas, y del pueblo hondureño y la segunda por ser corresponsal de la Empresa Televisiva Telesur, de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.
Que, según Otto Reich, uno de los más vocales enemigos en Estados Unidos de todo lo que huela a izquierda en América Latina, Telesur, llama al odio y a la confrontación en Honduras.
The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) through its coordinator Berta Oliva, at a press conference today, denounced that a plan could be prepared that threatens the lives of Rafael Alegría and Gilda Silvestrucci.
The peasant leader, Coordinator of Vía Campesina Honduras, Pedro Rafael Alegría Moncada and journalist and correspondent of Telesur, Gilda Silvestrucci, were officially informed that an execution plan against their lives was being prepared.
The first to have a long struggle in favor of the peasants and the Honduran people and the second to be correspondent of the Telesur Television Company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
That, according to Otto Reich, one of the most vocal enemies in the United States of everything that smells to the left in Latin America, Telesur, calls for hatred and confrontation in Honduras.