Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Fwd: Pledge of solidarity from the indigenous of Térraba, Costa Rica
From: Sofía Gallisá
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 07:05:25 -0800 (PST)
To: Global Revolution Media

I'll make sure to pass on to the Latin America solidarity subgroup
withing OWS en español, I'm sure they'll be very happy to correspond
with this Costa Rican group!

On Nov 12, 2:51 am, Cari Machet <carimac...@gmail.com> wrote:
SUCH HUMILITY!!!!

i am forwarding this to someone in sustainability and espanol

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From: Charlie G <charlie.gonza...@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: Pledge of solidarity from the indigenous of Térraba, Costa Rica
To: "movementbuildingny@googlegroups.com" <

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Cc: "movementbuildingny@googlegroups.com" <
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I think this is great. When there is a group or procedure for this I would
like to also connect many other indigenous groups that would offer their
support.

Charlie Gonzalez
Http://OccupyWithin.Us
Http://nycga.net/groups/mobile-occupation

On Nov 11, 2011, at 6:32 PM, Joel Feingold <levter...@gmail.com> wrote:

Likewise with indigenous peoples' struggle in Costa Rica -- add it as an
agenda item for Sunday night, if only to briefly respond and refer the
request to the right WG here in New York.

Kobi:  Add it to the agenda?

Solid,
JLF

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:03 AM, jackrabbitrocks <<jackrabbitro...@gmail.com>
jackrabbitro...@gmail.com> wrote:

Is there a group representing or working with indigenous persons? I'd like
to see them connected with Environment and Sustainability on this.

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM, MOVEMENT BUILDING <<movementbuildin...@gmail.com>
movementbuildin...@gmail.com> wrote:

Small and simple request that could mean a lot to these people....

Anyone want to do this?  Maybe even make a slightly bigger deal of it and
get media or at least some social networking involved?  We could forward to
other groups (sustainability, environmentalist solidarity) but my worry is
that it could get lost in the shuffle and it seems like such a simple
request.

Getting more of the environmentalist component in solidarity and working
with OWS actually is a movement building piece IMO.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jonathan Taylor Aylward < <jaylw...@umich.edu>jaylw...@umich.edu>
Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Pledge of solidarity from the indigenous of Térraba, Costa Rica
To: <movementbuildin...@gmail.com>movementbuildin...@gmail.com

Greetings Occupy,

It is my pleasure to pass on this message of support and friendship to
you from the indigenous rights movement of  El Frente de Defensa de los
Derechos Indígenas Térraba (The Defense Front of the Indigenous Rights of
Térraba) in Térraba, Costa Rica.

My name is Jonathan Aylward, a U.S. student living in Costa Rica for the
moment. For two months, I've been helping out with a movement that is
fighting against a massive hydroelectric dam project that would likely
destroy a culture as well as an ecosystem in the indigenous community of
Térraba here in the south of Costa Rica.

I have been following Occupy closely, and have been telling the citizens
of Térraba about the ideas behind the movement. They are pleasantly
surprised to hear that the West is beginning to wake up to realities they
imposed on the world. The Térraba have been the victims of colonialism and
continue to battle neocolonialism, as the government seeks to further
marginalize their territory with the largest dam of its kind in Central
America. The culture, hanging on its last thread (there are only 600
remaining Térraba), would likely be destroyed by the influx of over 3,000
workers to the territory. The Rio Térraba would also be irreparably
altered, dramatically disrupting the ecosystem of the region, and putting
into question the ability of the Térraba to practice their traditional
sustainable agricultural practices. Furthermore, a mangrove forest upstream
would likely be damaged by the dam.

* Besides pledging the support and friendship of El Frente, I have a
small favor to ask that would be immeasurably important to those with whom
I work. Could you guys possibly snap a photograph with a
banner/poster/piece of paper that says: LOS INDIGNADOS DICEN NO A PH DIQUIS
(you are known as "los indignados" here, and PH Diquis is the name of the
dam). Knowing that they have the support of Occupy would be huge for them
(they don't know I'm asking you by the way). They are trying to rally and
unite the town against the dam, and a simple photo could be huge for El
Frente.*

If you have any questions about the movement or the situation here,
please ask me. I am returning to the States in a month, and already have
plans for Occupy activities in Michigan.

Once again, love and support from the people of Térraba!!!

Jonathan

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