Note from PROAH: We attach below a translation of an alert, plus the original, which was issued on Friday (13th) by MADJ (Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice) concerning a lawsuit being brought against them by Minerales Victoria, the mining company whose contracted security guards have been terrorizing La Nueva Esperanza. The lawsuit is against Victor Fernández, General Coordinator of MADJ and his brother, Martin Fernández, who also act as lawyers for the Movement, and who have been supporting the community.
That's right, Stop the presses! After nearly two years of comment blackout I have figured out how to install a security and captcha module on my blog. I'm a hacker genius, you didn't have to say it. I still have them behind a moderation queue, but that's only to see how well the spammers do and to make sure that very very basic standards of etiquette apply. That said, please go ahead and hurl epithets my way (you know if I'm talkin' to you). I'm hard to phase. Just try your best to link them so some sort of logical argument, and I promise I'll post. ¡Adelante!
Here's my new fieldnote notebook. I got it yesterday from the discount table at the supermarket. A rather new vision of La Virgen de Suyapa.
The Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y Justicia (MADJ) is asking people to sign a petition demanding justice for the murder of the 3 Indigenous Tolupan compañeros who were struggling against mining.
The Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) confirms the murder of three ingidenous Tolupan activists: Maria Enriqueta Matute who was approximately 60 years old from the Community of San Francisco Campo, Armando Medina of the Las Brisas tribe, Rigo Medina of the Cabeza de Vaca 1 tribe, murdered this afternoon [Sunday August 25, 2013] by miners extracting antimony from the lands of the indigenous Tolupan tribes of Yoro.
Kate Frederick, who was fired from her job at my home state of New Hampshire's Health and Human Services agency for breastfeeding, is fighting back bravely.