“Thanksgiving Day” in Mapuche Territory, Chile – Another Racist Attack by the State

GJEP-Biofuelwatch-RADA team in Mapuche territory films interview in post below.  Photo: Langelle/ photolangelle.org Near Curacautin, Wallmapu (28 November 2019) – On U.S. “Thanksgiving” Day (known now as the National Day of Mourning) Indigenous Mapuche in Chile occupying their… Read More

1 minute Video: March Against Violence Toward Women in Temuco, Chile

Women involved in the protests taking place across Chile have been targeted for sexual abuse and rape by the Chilean National Police (carabineros), leading to marches around the country demanding an end to violence against women. Photo: Langelle/photolangelle.org… Read More

Release: COP25 Climate Summit Opens to Controversy: Chile Presidency & Market-based Offsets Rejected

Mapuche men block entrance to Liempi Colipi, a Mapuche community occupying 1500 ha of ancestral lands begun two weeks ago. They were attacked by the police twice, with some members injured and others hospitalized. Photo: Orin Langelle/GJEP  … Read More

International Response to COP25 Relocation

Graphic for COP25 looks to normalize highly irregular dynamic of Chile remaining as “president” of the meeting, even as human rights violations continue to occur from military and police violence being used to repress an increasingly volatile social… Read More

Chilean Social Movements Make Call to International Community To Demand Chile Be Removed From Presidency of COP25

In April 2018, Mapuche Longo (leader) Alberto Curamil [looking back at the courtroom] was arrested on trumped up charges after he successfully stopped two hydro-electric dams. In 2019 he was awarded the coveted Goldman Environmental Prize. As COP25… Read More

Reports on Resistance in Chile on KPFK

During the March Against Violence Against Women in Santiago, Nov 25, 2019.  Banner reads: “They declare war on us; They impose peace on us. Without justice there will be no peace” Photo: Petermann Hear Anne Petermann report on… Read More

Photo Essay: 25 Nov 19- Mapuche march in Temuco to stop “green” waste incinerator

The Mapuche community of Lautaro is threatened by a waste-to-energy incinerator that claims to produce “clean, renewable energy” in a town that already has a biomass burning plant. This march was held on the last day of a… Read More

Photo Essay: A Revolution Without Single Leaders. First Glimpses From Chile, 22 November 2019

Sentiment during the uprising. Photo: Orin Langelle/GJEP Orin Langelle-23 November 2019 Photographer’s note: Upon arriving at our hotel in Santiago, Anne Petermann and I hooked up with Biofuelwatch’s Gary Hughes. We headed toward the mass action up the… Read More

Chilean Spring 2019: A People United Against Being Poisoned By Tear Gas

Nurses and health cares workers are among the most mobilized sectors during the Chilean Spring. Here nurses have a sidewalk post where they are prepared to care for injured protestors. Photo: Hughes Gary Hughes, Biofuelwatch November 23, 2019 The… Read More

Photography from the Uprising in Chile

Global Justice Ecology Project and Biofuelwatch have a team in Chile until 16 December.  They will be producing videos, audio and photography from the Mapuche region of southern Chile as well as the Cumbre de los Pueblos happening… Read More