Ester, Ismail, and Cylvanna during one of the Group-128 activities in downtown Amherst.
In the last meeting of the Chapter, the Chilean-American member Ester Orellana, updated the group on the hunger strike of the Mapuche political prisoners in Chile.
"Since the 12th July 31 Mapuche political prisoners have been on hunger strike in the Chilean prisons of Concepcion, Temuco, Valdivia, Angol and Lebu. The political prisoners are demanding the right to a fair legal process, the application of an objective and impartial system of justice and, in particular, the abolition of the anti-terrorist law."
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Our Amherst-based Chapter started in 1978 and is known for its bi-weekly Information Table @ the Amherst Farmers Market from May to November.