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NEWS: Ocupa Chapu raises key water issues

The Guadalajara Reporter reports, “The Jalisco Popular Assembly (APJ) activist group has erected a mini-pavilion of tents on the boulevard of Chapultepec (in Mexico City). The project, titled Ocupa Chapu, hopes to collect such local causes as the Huichol Indians’ fight over their sacred Wirikuta site, the pushback against the construction of a second Guadalajara-Chapala aqueduct, the El Zapotillo dam and others into one nebulous awareness-raising movement. APJ’s facebook page describes it as passive, apolitical and directed toward changes for a just and equal reality.”

The article notes, “Stop by until January 29 to participate in recycling, origami, book readings, and other activities.”

Be sure to read Blue Planet Project’s Claudia Campero Arena’s commentary on the sacred Wirikuta space http://canadians.org/blog/?p=11818, the Zapotillo dam http://canadians.org/blog/?p=12915 and the Chapala aqueduct http://canadians.org/blog/?p=6469.