"Orange County, CA: Mass Sacred Sites Destruction and Mayan Struggles"
Susana Salas, community activist, joins us for this segment of the show to discuss the illegal desecration by Hearthside Homes, the developer of the Brightwater, a 356 unit housing project, of a Tongva and Acjachemen sacred site located on top of the Bolsa Chica mesa at the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach, CA. A gathering opposing another destruction of a sacred site (also known as ORA-083), the 356-unit Brightwater Housing Project, and the removal of 174 ancestors and circa 4,000 artifacts will be held this Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 from 10am to 1pm. Folks will be gathering at the corner of Bolsa Chica Street and Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach, CA. For more formation, contact Paul Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Robles (Acjachemen Nation), a grass-roots organizer and activist (www.savepanhe.org and www.savesanonofre) joins us for this segment of the show to provide listeners with an update on the sacred site Panhe, the San Juanquin Toll Road Project in Orange County, CA and how developers and other proponents are attempting to undermine and overturn the recent California Coastal Commission ruling prohibiting the destruction of the sacred site, Panhe.
Dr. Faviana Hirsch, In segment three of the three part series, Dr. Hirsch, Latin American Journals Senior Correspondent, discusses the recent events in Chiapas wherein Dr. Hirsch summarizes the struggles of the Mayan peoples in Chiapas. This report comes on the cusps of human rights report just published by the International Civil Observation Commission on Human Rights which has been collecting data and first hand reports since 2000. .
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