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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The United Colors of Mapuche

It's refreshing to read about semi-successful movements resisting globalization run amok. A repost:

Demonstration in Solidarity with the Mapuche Indians

Thursday, January 4, 2007
5 pm meet at the Astor Place Cube if you're late go directly to the United Colors of Benetton store 753 Broadway between 8th and Astor.


Join us Thursday to demonstrate in solidarity with the Mapuche, an indigenous people in Chile struggling to defend their traditional lands. While they have heroically resisted the colonizers for the past five hundred years, in the last decades they have had to face new threats particularly from corporate timber plantations and from enclosure by the "progressive" Italian clothing company Benetton, which is stealing for sheep-raising.



Thursday's demonstration and picket will be against Benetton, in order to help unmask their role in attacking the Mapuche. The Mapuche people in resisting Benetton and other multinationals have refused to be co-opted into the political process and instead have militantly defended their homeland. In retaliation, the Chilean state has imprisoned many of their militants and elders. This demonstration will also be to support these imprisoned insurgents and with the Lecce 5, Italian anarchists accused of taking direct action in solidarity with Mapuche struggles.



Please tell your friends and bring signs and drums.

For more information:

United Colors of Land Grab

The Unconquered Mapuche (from wii'nimkiikaa/it will be thundering):

Strangers Everywhere (article on the Lecce 5)

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