Palestinians in Gaza speak of life under Israeli occupation.
An Inuit community fights to save its way of life
23 Jul 2011 10:14 GMT
For years, 25,000 Afro-Colombian refugees and migrants have lived in a town on stilts over the sea [Oliver Schmieg]
They are residents of Buenaventura on Colombia(***)s Pacific Coast [Oliver Schmieg]
But now the Colombian government is attempting to relocate the entire community [Oliver Schmieg]
It wants to move them to an island barrio [Oliver Schmieg]
And to build a commerical port and tourist beaches in Buenaventura [Oliver Schmieg]
Community leaders are trying to resist the eviction [Oliver Schmieg]
Or at least fight for decent compensation [Oliver Schmieg]
As the move would not only rob residents of their homes but of their main livelihood - fishing [Oliver Schmieg]
The vast majority of the residents of the area are black and many see the eviction in race terms [Oliver Schmieg]
They argue that the Afro-Colombians have managed to acquire prime real estate and now the white and mixed race elite want to take it for themselves [Oliver Schmieg]
Activist Benildo Estupinan has organised local musicians and singers to compose songs that raise consciousness of the issues they face [Oliver Schmieg]
A collective of 30 singers and musicians was formed in December and given the name "Marcando Territorio" or "Defending Territory" [Oliver Schmieg]
They are organising concerts, rallies and recording songs in defence of their homes and way of life [Oliver Schmieg]
Residents argue that evicting them and moving them to a proposed housing development would only increase their problems [Oliver Schmieg]
Estupinan says it would leave them poor and unemployed in an island ghetto [Oliver Schmieg]
Beyond the economic factors, residents say their "territory" is at the core of their identity [Oliver Schmieg]
It is the place where they say they can fish, chop wood and collect tropical fruit from the mangroves [Oliver Schmieg]
The residents feel they are a persecuted minority that has never received anything from the government [Oliver Schmieg]
As one of the musicians, Pompilio Castillo, sings: "The poor man has never been taken into account. The government and the rich will not listen to you." [Oliver Schmieg]
Arrests and jail time have failed to dissuade many of the country's artists from speaking out for democratic change.
Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Cuba
Fed up young people using social media have galvanised Guatemalans angry at corruption - and helped oust a president.
Corruption, Politics, Guatemala
Accusations of black magic causing disease and death have led to dozens of deaths during mob attacks in Assam state.
Human Rights, India, Asia
Execution-style killings by hooded gunmen put the spotlight on possible revenge-seeking police gone rogue.
Human Rights, Brazil, Latin America
101 East meets Western Australia's indigenous communities who are facing eviction from their ancestral lands.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Abuse
After days on a crowded boat crossing the Mediterranean, one Syrian refugee family strives for a new future in Austria.
War & Conflict, Syria, Immigration
We investigate allegations that despite its new democratic institutions, police torture continues in Tunisia.
Human Rights, Middle East, Tunisia
How an Inuit community on the north coast of Greenland is pulling together to save their village and way of life.
Environment, Greenland, Climate Change