Mexico’s Campesinos March for Land Rights, Against Fracking
An estimated 50,000 campesinos and supporters turned out to march in Mexico City on Wednesday. Agricultural organizations from throughout Mexico attended.
Under the banner “The Countryside Is for All,” attendees marched in support of farmers, food sovereignty, Indigenous land rights, and against recent energy reforms that would allow for fracking and appropriation of farm lands.
Organizers were able to obtain a meeting with Interior Secretary Osorio Chong to discuss concerns.
Images via Aristegui Noticias, El Barzón
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UNICEF officer Pernille Ironside says there are "no safe places" for children in Gaza.
And the more deeply I felt
the less able I was to respond.
Self-deprecation is often our way of apologizing in advance. If we make sure that everyone else knows that WE know that there is something wrong with us, so we don’t have to worry about what they think of us. We’ve already told them what to think of us.
We warn people so they aren’t disappointed. We apologize for who and what we are. Obviously nobody would like us if they discovered the ugly things about us on their own, so we make sure they know ahead of time. That way we don’t get attached only to have them leave us…
Because we are ashamed of who we are, we assume others will feel the same way, so we apologize again and again.