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Mexican Environmentalist Killed in Latest Attack on Latin American Activists


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Mexican Environmentalist Killed in Latest Attack on Latin American Activists

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A Mexican Indigenous activist who won the Goldman environmental prize has been shot dead, the second recipient of the prestigious award to be murdered in less than 12 months.


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Looks as if the National Guard in the US is thinking along the same assassin lines...


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CIA just like Berta


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Yep it sure looks that way.


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It's a wonder there are any activist leaders left willing to fight for justice, the environment, the rights of indigenous people, economic fairness, etc. Effective leaders are rare to begin with and that's why they are eliminated, and fear is the end result. What a rotten world!


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Please note, that this is the true face of "the economy" that we inhabit.

All the "ownership" of EVERYTHING was built on theft, enclosure, privatization, colonialism, slavery, rape, violence.

We still see such bald-faced institutional violence in all its ugliness, at the front lines of today's economy. But EVERYTHING is built on that same foundation.

If we truly want to "de-colonize" the economy we need to address the horrific ugly foundations upon which it is built:
- Redefine "ownership";
- Take the stolen "wealth" from the corporations and individuals who today believe they "own" it;
- Restore indigenous sovereignty;
- Redistribute and democratize wealth among all the people;
- Reorganize the economy on ecological principles.

i know that that sounds "unrealistic" to most minds conditioned within this economy.

But the true "unrealism" is to believe we can keep a living planet and a functioning society WITHOUT addressing the horrors upon which this system is constructed.

Isidro Baldenegro López, presente.
Berta Cáceres, presente.


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In order to do these things we must treat the land as the natural common right of all as proposed by the American economist Henry George. Look him up on Google ,


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May the blood of these martyrs water the seeds of resistance!


#9

Beautiful post.


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Thanks friend. We need millions who see the beauty in this framework.


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Chief Seattle said, "Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not create the web of life. We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." P