Mining Company Ousted by Zapotec Community in Mexico

Courtesy of Films for Action and London Mining Network.

Mining Company Ousted by Zapotec Community…

Brilliant story about the community of Magdalena Teitipac in Oaxaca, Mexico, who have succeeded in banishing a mining company that intruded on their traditional lands without any previous consultation. They say the key to their success in fighting a major company with state backing, was in their directly democratic local assembly processes. This is a story that many communities who have succeeded in expelling mining companies have reiterated.

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