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MEXICO: Native Community Defends Land Against Loggers, Organised Crime


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Cal
- 1344 days ago - ipsnews.net
In this town in western Mexico, local residents have begun to defend themselves with sticks and stones against illegal loggers and organised crime groups that are their allies.



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patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 12:12 am
Way to go - people power.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (119)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 3:45 am
What these poor people have gone though! They sound as if they need so much help form any group that can get involved. It is so hard hearing things like this and admiring their courage and what they are trying to do, but not being able to do much to help them. Thanks Cal.
 

Ioney W. (61)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 4:29 am
Keep strong** And don't give up*Friends in Virginia are praying 4 you**
 

Cristina M. (136)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 4:43 am
Bravo! It's good to read good news coming from my country for a change. The government couldn't care less about the environment and organised crime, I hope these people will not be killed for defending the trees as is the common case in Mexico.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 8:25 am
Good on them!
 

. (0)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 1:31 pm
I wish them all the best. I hope that other countries can pressure the Federal government to help these people. My prayers are with you.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (122)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 3:13 pm
very good news, we should help them !
 

Heidi N. (0)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 3:13 pm
I also feel strongly for helping these people and I am sure that the more people that hear about this, the more voices will join in to help fight this awful deed! I will gather my Native friends on fb and beyond and I know that they will definitely join in the fight and send this along to their family and friends and so on...Good luck! You did good by posting this Cal. Facebook is an awesome place to post this type of effort. I commend you, Alexandra for speaking up as well. You have done well. You won't be alone...there are many who will help as much as they can and word will spread quickly! Heidi Zolorycki (aka Nativepal wildheart@live.ca) =0}
 

Buill Kane (0)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 3:23 pm
defend!
 

L H. (8)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 5:45 pm
Mexico's government isn't giving active assistance to this community. Shame on them.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 6:03 pm
noted and shared
 

Jason T. (8)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 6:04 pm
I hope they can defend nature and themselves against the greedy. The government should be helping them.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 30, 2011, 7:53 pm
i wish them all respect for what they are trying to stop.hope it works for them.
 

Coleen W. (2)
Friday July 1, 2011, 3:00 am
we do need to help them
 

Anthony R. (7)
Friday July 1, 2011, 4:47 am
Good for them.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday July 1, 2011, 6:26 am
Noted. I feel deeply for these people! They should be receiving support from their government!
 

J. R. (0)
Friday July 1, 2011, 8:55 am
Keep on fighting! Don't give up!
 

Nancy C. (812)
Friday July 1, 2011, 9:29 pm
"...the chief person to blame for the overall situation is Mayor Roberto Bautista Chapina, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), because he allows the illegal gangs to operate freely in the region." He also cut off their electricity. They're collecting rainwater. Hope and strength to those whose families are torn apart.
 
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