Category: Indigenous

Jeff Abbott: Indigenous communities mobilize to defend Guatemala’s forests from loggers

“We are trying to inform community members of the impacts of deforestation”

Lourdes Huanca Atencio: Peru: In Defense of Land, Culture and the Female Body

Rooted in an ancestral cosmovision of their indigenous communities, a central struggle has been the fight for their subsistence, in maintaining land, water and seed sovereignty

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John Pilger: Starvation in Australia: Utopia’s dirty secret

It is as if the enduring existence of a people who have survived and resisted more than two colonial centuries of massacre and theft remains a spectre on white Australia

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Michael Lesher: Mall shootings, fear, and the blindness of privilege

In a society where racism and neoliberalism are fashioning increasingly desperate environments for more and more working people, ignorance is too costly a luxury

Ron Jacobs: Mr. Kurtz Comes to America

A review of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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John Pilger: Australia’s Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards

Last week it was announced that Immigration officials had spent $400,000 on medals which they will award their heroic selves

New Internationalist Editorial: ‘Indigenous people were silenced and erased’

An open letter from the Wretched of the Earth bloc to the organizers of the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs.  On 7 December, indigenous activists from across the world kayaked down the River Seine to protest against the removal of the protection of indigenous rights as a crucial aspect of the climate treaty being Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: Against Thanksgiving – for Indigenous People’s History

There is a conscious choice to ignore the history and politics of Thanksgiving, together with the history that surrounds it

Sarah Yozzo: Thanksgiving: celebrating the privilege to forget

Capitalism eats the lives of occupied peoples, collateral damage in a process of wealth accumulation

Eriel Deranger: The fight against tar sands is about more than the environment

Over the past half century a social justice revolution has unfolded and contributed to the realisation that environmental movements have serious shortcomings, including the role they play in the continued oppression of others

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