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Mexico’s Day of Rage

43 college students were abducted on Sept. 26th in Guerrero, Mexico. Police and gunmen shot 6 students to death before taking the other 43. Mexico has taken some action by arresting the “mayor of the city of Iguala, José Luis Abarca; his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda; and an aide and charged them with masterminding the attack.”

Why aren’t more people talking about this?

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Al-Shabab gumen attack Garissa University College in Kenya

The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 147 people at a college in Kenya as they shouted “God is great” appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday.

Police on Friday were at the campus of Garissa University College, taking fingerprints from the bodies of the four assailants and of the students and security officials who died, for thorough identification purposes. The northeastern Kenyan town lacks the facilities to store all the bodies.

In Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, family members were lining up at a morgue where about 20 bodies had already been airlifted from Garissa, victims of the worst attack in Kenya since the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy by al-Qaida which killed more than 200 people. Screaming and crying relatives of the victims were assisted by Kenyan Red Cross staffers, who tried to console them. (AP)

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The Guarani’s ancestral lands have been stolen from them to make way for agro-industry

BREAKING: Guarani attacked by gunmen in Brazil

A Brazilian Native community is being attacked by a large number of gunmen in southern Brazil.

The gunmen, employed by local ranchers, arrived in around ten trucks and have been firing repeatedly at the Guarani village in Mato Grosso do Sul state. They have also reportedly set fire to several houses. The attacks are continuing on a nightly basis.

The ranchers are believed to be retaliating for a land reoccupation attempted by the Guarani last week. Although the Guarani have a right to their ancestral land under Brazilian and international law, it was stolen from them to make way for ranches and plantations. The ranchers frequently send gunmen to attack the Guarani and kill their leaders, in an attempt to keep them off the land.

On January 13th the Guarani marked the thirteenth anniversary of the murder of Marcos Veron, a tribal leader killed by ranchers in the same community, known as Takuara, where the attacks are taking place.

The DOF border security forces are present but have yet to step in to prevent the violence in this area, which the Guarani describe as the conflict zone. The Guarani have reported the DOF is providing support for the ranchers.

Gunmen attacking another Guarani community in Mato Grosso do Sul, 2014

Their behavior prompted the Head of the Brazilian Congress’ Human Rights Commission to say that the DOF “acts as private security forces… to intimidate the [Guarani] leaders with the ranchers.” He added that “it’s completely possible to fix the problem. Everyone should be talking about this.”

Guarani leader Valdelice Veron said: “We are asking for help from people all around the world. We are here on our ancestral land and we will not leave.”

This is the latest phase of the ranchers’ war on the Guarani in the region. Agro-industry has subjected them to genocidal violence, slavery and racism so that their lands, resources and labor can be stolen.

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, is calling for an end to this violence, and for the right of the Guarani to live on their ancestral land to be respected and protected. This will allow them to defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.

Survival director Stephen Corry said: “This particular attack isn’t isolated: It’s yet another brutality in a never-ending cycle of violence against the Guarani. The violence is systemic, and made worse by the fact Brazilian security forces deliberately step back and allow the attacks to happen. This culture of impunity is claiming lives and destroying the Guarani. Brazil needs to give the tribe’s land back, it’s the only solution.“

Gunmen kidnap two foreign aid workers from Kenyan camp


The kidnapping took place soon after Somali gunmen seized two Western female tourists in separate incidents from beach resorts in northern Kenya and took them to the anarchic Horn of African nation.“Two female aid workers working for MSF were this afternoon kidnapped by suspected al Shabaab militants in Dadaab refugee camp in Garissa,” North Eastern Province police commander Leo Nyongesa told Reuters.“We’ve mobilized all the officers and alerted those at the border to ensure that no vehicle exits the country to Somalia. The whole border area is now sealed,” he said.MSF confirmed the attack on its staff at Dadaab on Thursday morning and said a driver had been injured.“He’s currently hospitalized and stable. Two international staff are missing. A crisis team has been set up to deal with this incident,” MSF said in a statement.Dadaab was set up in 1991 to house Somalis fleeing violence in their country. It has since grown to become the world’s biggest refugee camp with more than 400,000 residents.


Photo: Siyad Abdi Ar, 24, was 16 when gunmen in Somalia came to his house, led him to a tree and tied him there. Kenya 2012 © Robin Hammond.

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For two days they beat and tortured him. His arms have been left permanently disabled and he cannot control his urine. His mother says that before the attack he was a normal teenager, but has not been the same since. She chains him to stop him from wandering away. They have been in Dadaab refugee camp for six months. 

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