An indigenous group in Ontario, Canada, has been pushing for what they say are basic human rights. They have just achieved an important win in their aim to end what they say is the isolation of Shoal Lake. The 40km-long Freedom Road has just opened and it links the community with the Trans-Canada Highway. But the Idle No More movement is still fighting for the equal sharing of water. They have used protests, online activism and blockades to draw attention to their situation. Daniel Lak reports from Shoal Lake in Canada.
The capstone of Women, War & Peace, War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making.
In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia’s Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are fighting to hold onto the gold-rich land that has sustained their community through small-scale mining for centuries. Clemencia Carabali and Francia Marquez are part of a powerful network of female leaders who found that in wartime women can organize more freely than men.
The video starts with a brief discussion on the crisis at Syria. After that it analyses the call for the Colombian Army and the FARC to exit the territory of the indigenous populations. This indigenous people are exhausted with war and refuse to continue being caught in cross fire between the army and the guerrilla.
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