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

“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

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

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

Video Posts 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

Mapuche Leader Machi Francisca Linconao Acquitted on Terrorism Charges

On 5 May 2018, the Criminal Court of Temuco acquitted Machi Francisca Linconao and eight Mapuche men of all charges against them relating to the 2013 killing of two people. A further three Mapuche men who faced charges… Read More

The Struggle of the Mapuche ‘People of the Earth’

English Translation of Banner: “We are not the Indigenous people of Chile. We are Mapuche.”   By Claudio Donoso Hiriart and Susana Huenul Colicoy Colectivo Viento Sur, Chile Originally Published by Global Forest Coallition   Entering this territory… Read More