Posted on Jul 22, 2016 6:03pm via Facebook: CWIS is happy to collaborate with Courtney Parker and other courageous reporters and journalists in Tapti Tasbia (Mother land in Miskitu on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua). The war that began with the fall of Samosa and the rise of Daniel Ortega's Sandinista government in 1979 rages on with the Miskitu, Sumo and Rama taking the brunt of Nicaragua's and China's neo-liberal plan to build a canal for shipping oil across Nicaragua through Miskitu and Rama territory. Though basically a cold and warm war instead of a hot war (full blown military exchange as occurred in the 1980s) the Miskitu, Sumo and Rama must continue to defend their people and territory against the violent interventions of the weak state of Nicaragua and the powerful state of China. Read this: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/07/22/indigenous-violent-standoff-illegal-settlers-and-militarized-police-165207Indigenous In Violent Standoff With Illegal Settlers and Militarized Police
Posted on Jun 27, 2016 8:54am via Twitter: Silencing Dissent https://t.co/zcgRl1LncJ
Posted on Jun 27, 2016 3:51am via Facebook: Of the 65.3 million refugees we estimate thatn 3/4 originate in indigenous communities: Syria, Sudan, Somalia are major sources, Burma and Cambodia as well as the Central Africa Republic constitute other important origins. Virtually no record is kept about the indigenous people displaced inside states or across borders--they are merely refugees.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/un-says-653-million-people-displaced-in-2015-a-new-record/article30520274/Poor nations shoulder bulk of record refugee numbers: UNHCR