Benefit Mapuche communities and their fight for Autonomy


Thursday June 20th 2013, Benefit Mapuche communities and their fight for Autonomy, 7pm.

Proceeds will go to support the Mapuche community Wente Winkul Mapu. Maricheweu International (“10 times we shall overcome”) unites people 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 occupied by Chile and Argentina. Currently there live more than 1,5 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 are 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 Peoples, all this does not seem to suffice.
The treatment of the Mapuche provides an example of this. Their history, their culture and their struggles are not mentioned by the mainstream media, neither nationally nor internationally. Meanwhile, they are continuously attacked and violently raided by the Chilean and Argentinian governments, falsely accused of terrorism and relentlessly persecuted.

Maricheweu International:

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 19:00 PM, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe[at] and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.