Monday, July 20, 2015

Mining Company Ousted

This strong community banded together and saved their town. Share this widely so others can know it can be done.


http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/mining-company-ousted-by-zapotec-community-in-mexico/

Brilliant story about the community of Magdalena Teitipac in Oaxaca, Mexico, who have succeeded in banishing a mining company that intruded on their traditional lands without any previous consultation. They say the key to their success in fighting a major company with state backing, was in their directly democratic local assembly processes. This is a story that many communities who have succeeded in expelling mining companies have reiterated.


http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/telesur/#!en/video/inside-the-americas-409875
Magdalena Teitipac is a Zapotec community in the central region of Oaxaca whose hills contain gold and silver deposits. Townspeople were never consulted in 2007 when the federal government granted mining concessions to a subsidiary of Linear Gold until the year 2057, but upon realizing the threat of destruction that this project posed to their forests and way of life, people voted to oust the mining project and in an important victory, blocked its access to the mine, forcing it to withdraw, at least for the time being. teleSUR 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Check out this great new video of Zipolite

Check out this great new video of Zipolite. I love to see Zipolite and since we haven't been there in 2 years I really miss it. It is so nice to see video of it.  It was posted by Wilvita S.

Well done, Well done!! :D Thanks for sharing and I know the people of Zipolite are very grateful too!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Can YOU Help a Rescue Dog get from Mexico to Germany





I believe this says :


We need to find a dog lover traveling from Mexico City to Germany next week  between July 13-19 2015. They need to be able to check-in in Mexico and check out in Munich with a dog that has been adopted to Austria.

The dog was rescued in Chiapas and the new owner rescues y interns with a veterinarian, and they will be able to give all the treatment, she had to go back to her country but now the dog is well she want to take hm home. The dog has all the papers in order and is clean, vaccinated and can travel. 

If you can help contact Tin Tin terrextra@hotmail.com