Local residents from San Dionisio del Mar (Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico) are protesting the construction of a huge wind farm in their community. Their prolonged and energetic resistance has been met with violent repression and even death threats made against several opposition leaders.
According to a news report from the Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
The human race must be converted to a fresh mental attitude, if it is not to suffer extinction … A new renaissance, much greater than that in which we emerged from the Middle Ages, is absolutely essential.
Amid the recent mass shootings and a national effort to limit the presence of guns in our communities, Arkansas State Representative Charlie Collins and others are sponsoring a bill to allow the concealed carrying of guns for licensed faculty and staff on all public college and university campuses in Arkansas.
Mark Johnson, Director of FOR USA, the United States Fellowship of Reconciliation, recently mentioned to me that they are thinking of initiating a Campaign around the moral and ethical issues related to destroying the environment. At the time, I said nothing. The thought took me to the source of the painfully fragmented, deeply interconnected peace and justice movement.
Since the tragic massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, gun violence has already taken the lives of more than 1,500 persons in our nation. This past weekend, more than 50 people will have died due to a gun.
By John Lindsay-Poland
By Emily Schmitz
January 31 - Negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas re-opened today, after a week-long recess.
Get moving on this March 6 for truth, and participate in the Colombia Victims Movement’s (MOVICE) campaign, “Memory is written on your skin.” Check out our flickr page. You still have time to participate! The photo that you send us will be incorporated into the images for the March 6 mobilization.