L'Associazione Ya Basta - Caminantes costruisce ponti di cooperazione in America Latina e nell'Euromediterraneo.
I ponti che vogliamo costruire partono dalle sponde di chi è in movimento, in cammino, costruendo movimentazioni sociali reali per quantità e qualità.
Ponti possibili tra chi di fronte agli effetti della crisi sceglie singolarmente e collettivamente non la reazione retriva ma la libertà, l'eguaglianza e la fraternità, come parole da reinventare e conquistare.
Ponti per connettere la ricerca reale delle forme necessarie di organizzazione di tant@ in grado di costruire la pratica di un comune possibile, libero dal saccheggio del capitale finanziario, per un presente ed un futuro di giustizia sociale ed ambientale.
In cammino, con nello zaino la bussola orientata a cercare non il punto di partenza di qualcosa ma il punto d'arrivo che si vuole raggiungere: la costruzione di un altro mondo.
CAMMINA CON NOI!
DESTINARE IL 5 PER 1000 A YA BASTA E' SEMPLICE
Anche per l'anno 2015 è possibile destinare il 5 per mille dell'Irpef alle associazioni di volontariato, Onlus…
Chi compila il modello 730 o il modello Unico può quindi, sostenere l'Associazione Ya Basta Onlus, senza alcun costo aggiuntivo, compilando il riquadro per la scelta di destinazione del 5 per mille.
E' sufficiente fare due mosse:
1. firmare nel riquadro indicato come «Sostegno del volontariato, delle organizzazioni non lucrative di utilità sociale…»;
2. scrivere in quel riquadro questo numero:
Basta scrivere solo il CODICE FISCALE non è necessario indicare il nome dell'associazione
Chi destina il 5 per mille non paga nulla in più.
Il 5 per mille non è alternativo all'8 per mille: chi vuole può scegliere entrambi.
DIAMO CORPO AI SOGNI – SOSTENIAMO LA SALUTE AUTONOMA ZAPATISTA->http://www.yabasta.it/spip.php?article1964
Campagna di raccolta fondi per l'acquisto di un nuovo apparato di anestesia per la sala chirurgica della Clinica-Scuola “La primera esperanza de los sin rostro de Pedro” a San Josè del Rio, Zona Selva Chiapas Messico - Caracol I “Madre de los Caracoles del Mar de nuestros Suenos”, La Realidad - Giunta del Buongoverno “Hacia la Esperanza” .
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A sostegno della capacità d'azione democratica della società civile in Tunisia, Libia, Giordania e Palestina.
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Me’phaa Indigenous communities, in the state of Guerrero, urge the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent and declare unconstitutional the mining act.
During a press conference, the agrarian, municipal and traditional authorities of the Indigenous Me’phaa (Tlapaneca) community of San Miguel Del Progreso – Juba Wajiín announced that Supreme Court judge Norma Lucia will rule on a highly-anticipated case on May 25.
Accompanied by their advisers from the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre, they encouraged the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional the mining act passed in 1992, arguing it was violating international treaties that Mexico had signed and ratified.
“Today, this normative framework is used to dispossess Indigenous peoples of their land, ignoring that from the indigenous worldview land is not a commodity; their territory is the material basis of the reproduction of their culture and is impregnated with their spiritual values,” they said.
The court has a historic opportunity to set a precedent for the protection of Indigenous peoples and communities’ rights against large-scale economic projects designed without prior consultation.
They stressed that a thorough analysis of the Mining Act not only will benefit the communities in the state of Guerrero, but many others which today are affected by mining concessions, as the government reportedly granted over 2 million hectares of concessions in Indigenous territories since 2000.
They also recalled that the federal government asked the supreme court dismiss a case of mining concessions in the state of Guerrero, allocated without prior consultation with local communities.
In February 2014, a district judge in Guerrero ruled in favor of the Mep’ haas communities, suspending mining concessions allocated to Hoschild and Zalamera. The landmark ruling referred to international treaties that Mexico had signed and ratified, such as ILO 169 Convention, and case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR).
The decision benefitted 240 communities living in 11 towns, until the Economy Ministry appealed the ruling.
Oso Blanco Podria Reducir su Sentencia
Novedades Sobre la Situación de Oso Blanco, Cherokee/Choctaw preso desde hace 17 años por asaltar bancos para Financiar La Lucha Por La Autonomía de los pueblos originarios.
A UN AÑO DEL ENCIERRO DE MIGUEL, ENVIA ESTAS PALABRAS DESDE CUICATLÁN, OAXACA:
¿Qué es el tiempo cuando lo tenemos de sobra en la cárcel?
Bailamos con la sombra, jugamos con nuestros sueños y nos reímos
Caminamos sobre la bóveda celeste
Lloramos en silencio
A veces hasta estamos muertos en vida.
Cantamos y nos revelamos frente a sus muros y barrotes
Nos alimentamos de la basura que desecha la sociedad y la reciclamos
Afilamos nuestros sentidos.
GUI’XHI’ RO’: DEFENDER EL MAR, DETENER LAS ELECCIONES
“¿Vas a entender el idioma del mar?”, pregunta don Nacho.
Cholos, amas de casa, comunitarios, ancianos, podrán tener diferencias en ideas, modos, manera de vivir; pero cuando se trata de defender el mar…
Origen, canto, aire, comida:
“Banco sin tarjeta”.
EL PENSAMIENTO CRÍTICO FRENTE A LA HIDRA CAPITALISTA II
EL PENSAMIENTO CRÍTICO FRENTE A LA HIDRA CAPITALISTA III
By Aldo Santiago
The space for coordination and struggle Dignified Seed (Semilla Digna) of the Peoples of Chiapas, brings together some of the communities, families and groups of adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN. Formed by the community of San Francisco, the organized family El Chivero (Teopisca), the organized families of San Isidro Ocotal, Candelaria el Alto, the community of Cruztón and San Isidro de los Laureles (Venustiano Carranza) and the organized family of Alcanfores (San Cristobal de las Casas), as well as the Working Group No estamos todxs, they are all also members of the Indigenous National Congress. As examples of organization and struggle in the reclamation of land from landholders in Chiapas, the communities of Cruztón and San Isidro de los Laureles have suffered a wave of repression in recent days.
They were shooting to kill
On December 20, 2015, members of the Tzotzil community of San Isidro de los Laureles took possession of a total of 165 hectares in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza. The territory used for cattle and (sugar) cane growing, monopolized by caciques who dominate the sugar business in the region, was recovered because “these lands were worked by our grandparents and parents who were indentured peons. They worked since 1940 for a minimal wage, and they have never been given benefits and bonuses. Since we now have nowhere to live or work for the livelihood of our families as indigenous, we recuperated the lands for our families,” said the community members who are also adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, after receiving threats of eviction on subsequent days.
After 83 days defending the territory, in the morning of May 12, 2016, about 35 trucks with policemen and white guards entered the lands to violently evict the community of San Isidro de los Laureles. Among the civilians responsible for the aggression is Octavin Albores, a relative of the former governor Roberto Albores Guillen, who shot to kill with high-calibre weapons. “We then withdrew because it was already too much, we were already seeing the bullets passing close to us, and we felt death, the bullets were close to our heads, but thankfully nobody was hurt,” recounts a member of the Tzotzil community.
Among the material losses were almost 70 hectares of cornfield ready to harvest, which are being cut and taken away by the attackers. Nevertheless, after trying three times while they were being shot at, the 50 organized families managed to reposition themselves in the land of Tres Picos (30 hectares,) property of Albores, from where they are building strategies to recover the remaining 135 hectares, packed with white guards, owned by Francisco and Rodrigo Ruiz, relatives of Jesús Alejo Orantes Ruíz, leader for 23 years of the Local Union of Producers of Sugarcane (CNC) based in the Pujiltic mill, the third largest sugar producer in the country, belonging to the group Zucarmex that controls other mills in Veracruz and Jalisco.
Orantes Ruiz, in his turn, inherited the position of cacique from his father Carmen Orantes, who passed down to him control of PRI affiliated organizations such as the National Campesino Confederation and the National Confederation of Rural Producers. A member of the cacique family Los Orantes, he also owns 40 thousand hectares in the sugarcane region which includes the municipalities of Venustiano Carranza, Villas las Rosas, Socoltenango, La Concordia and Tzimol, among other locations where there are six thousand cane producers altogether.
Considered the country’s richest sugar cane producer, Orantes Ruiz, who is also a former local PRI deputy, has kept the majority of the ejidal commissioners and municipal authorities within his area of influence under his control, which has allowed him to avoid responsibility for crimes such as the fraud of nearly three million pesos against cane producers in the municipalities of Venustiano Carranza, Tzimol, Las Rosas and Socoltenango.
According to a publication by Notimex in June 2011, the fraud materialized through unjustified and arbitrary deductions made by Alejo Orantes and the businesspeople of the Pujiltic mill against campesinos at the end of the agricultural cycle, for supplies received during the period of planting, harvesting and delivery to the industry.
It is the custom for Orantes Ruiz to take over the production of the cane and, on the pretext of inputs delivered, only pay up to 40 per cent of the total value of the cane delivered to the mill, approximately 20 thousand tons of cane per production cycle, of which 53 percent of the value is paid to the campesinos, while accounting for the remaining 47 percent as alleged discounts. Coupled with the fact that the campesinos are not allowed to take their cane production to market with other buyers in the country, the fraud committed by Orantes violates the livelihoods of thousands of farming families.
The memory of almost 24 years ago, after the EZLN uprising, when they were evicted from these same lands by the shore (marina), was revived on 12th May last, when the caciques tried to retake the territory where communities carry out the work of construction of their autonomy. Neither the owners nor government officials have approached the adherents to the Sixth of los Laureles to reclaim the lands or to try to negotiate with them; instead they speak with the language of violence that supports the dispossession of ancestral lands in this region of Chiapas.
If they do not give justice, we will take it with our own hands
Days after the celebration of the ninth anniversary of the recovery of 249 hectares of their lands, the people of Cruztón, a community in Los Altos de Chiapas, in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza, received the news that a member of the organization had been detained and tortured by the group Nuevo Guadalupe Victoria in the community of the same name. The origin of the incident dates back to 21st March, when they blocked the way to the cemetery (panteón: pantheon or mausoleum), a sacred place for the families.
Members of the community of Cruztón told how the denuncia which was raised in the Public Ministry was ignored. “Our own hands will be the ones that do justice, as we told the MP, if they do not do justice, what they have to expect is that the dead will be raised, because it is not right, it is unfair what they are doing, the cemetery is ours, the land is ours, it is our territory, it is ours by right, and will be ours whatever it costs.”
The history of attacks against the community of Cruztón extends from the blocking of the road that leads to their village, to the invasion of small holdings of five hectares by the same group from Guadalupe Victoria, without those responsible for the constant harassment yet being prosecuted and punished. “They even accused us of agreeing with the gringos to exploit the minerals (on the hill of the Mispia where they are trying to extract gold;) now we can see that Guadalupe Victoria is very conflicted; now our route to the pantheon has been closed to us and this process is now leading to much crime; the authorities say they are not stuffed, but yes they are stuffed, as they know perfectly well,” explains a member of Cruztón.
Finally, on 8th May last, inhabitants of the Ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, which is located in the middle of the jungle in the Zapatista region of San José en Rebeldía, denounced the aggression against Esteban Jiménez Gómez and his family by the paramilitary group led by Carlos Jiménez Gómez and consisting of his sons, who also serve as state police, acting with impunity, protected by the police structure of the region.
The people who are adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle in Bachajón struggle to defend their territory against the government’s drive to impose a tourism megaproject in the region of Agua Azul. During the process of resistance, since 2008, in demand of the legitimate use and enjoyment of their territory by two thousand Bachajón ejidatarios, the coordinators of the Sixth, Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano (2014) and Juan Vazquez Guzman (2013,) have been killed. As of today, those responsible for the killings have not been punished.
Photos: Pandilla and Friends
Translation by the UK Zapatista Translation Service
On May 2, members of the Peace and Transparency Commission, a group of Tsotsil from Chenalho, Chiapas, held a press conference in front of the cathedral in San Cristobal de Las Casas, calling for the resignation of the mayor Rosa Perez Perez. Representatives of the nonconformist group acccused the mayor of Chenalho of “not keeping her campaign promises, not holding council meetings, not involving the municipal union or council members in government decisions and firing trusted workers.” During her campaign, she promised to carry out public works, and give monthly dispensations of 5,000 pesos to all women in the municipality for craft production. It should be noted that this group has had a series of protests against the mayor since the beginning of April.
The opponents took over the town hall, the System of Integral Family Development headquarters (DIF in its Spanish acronym) and the Indigenous Peace and Conciliation Court in Chenalho; they closed roads to the municipal capital and took over the Tuxtla Gutierrez-San Cristobal de Las Casas highway tollbooth to demand her removal. The mayor handed in her resignation on April 13 in the face of these protests. Nevertheless, the deputies of the State Congress did not approve her request, ruling that her resignation was presented against her will. Given that Rosa Perez Perez remains in office, the nonconformists took over the State Congress on April 27 and chained its doors. Tomas Perez, spokesperson for the opposition stated in the press conference that they hope “the Congress accepts the resignation of the mayor this Tuesday 3, or on the contrary, on Thursday 5 some 15,000 indigenous from more than 100 communities will leave Chenalho and come to Tuxtla to present themselves at the doors of the State Congress.”