Benefit Mapuche Indian communities from Chile

Th./Do. 6th december 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit Mapuche Indian communities from Chile, 19:00 pm.

In Maricheweu International (“10 times we shall overcome”) some people have come together whose main goal it is to support the human rights of the Mapuche (People of the Earth). The Mapuche are an indigenous people of South America. Their ancestral lands are located in Chile and Argentina. Currently there live more than 1 million Mapuche in Chile and about 50,000 in Argentina. The ongoing systematic destruction of indigenous peoples in South America is an indisputable fact, and apparently an international political strategy. In Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile and elsewhere the human rights of indigenous peoples flouted over and over again. While there is progress on legal issues, as there are made judgements, decrees, laws and international treaties for the protection, conservation and respect for Indigenous People, all this does not seem to suffice. The treatment of the Mapuche people provides an example for this. Their History, their culture and their struggles are not mentioned by the mainstream press, neither national nor international. Meanwhile, they are continuously attacked by the Chilean government, falsely accused of terrorism and persecuted using “anonymous” witnesses and ridiculous evidence, resulting in long pretrial detentions of up to 2 years, and long sentences most often overturned by the High court, acquitting them of all charges and sending them home without any compensation whatsoever.
Maricheweu International supports the Mapuche People mainly by translating and publishing news and information about their cause and by organizing protests, presentations and other events to inform the people outside Chile of the just and dignified struggle of the Mapuche people for their existence, their culture and their territory.

Volkseten Vegazulu is every monday and thursday, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation