Category: Indigenous

Winona La Duke: Public Servants or Corporate Security?

So you joined law enforcement or the National Guard because you wanted to uphold the law, protect innocent civilians against the bad guys, and help your community in times of need. Instead, they’re having you blockade unarmed people who are trying to hold a prayer vigil, chasing them with armored vehicles and ATVs, raiding their Read more…

Jonathan Watts: Indigenous Rights Key to Fighting Climate Change, New Study Finds

The November 1st report says the expansion of tribal land rights is the most cost-effective way to protect forests and sequester carbon and urges national governments to ensure indigenous communities a central role in climate policies

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Leonidas Oikonomakis: Zapatistas propose indigenous woman for Mexican presidency

“May the earth shake at its core…” was the title of the announcement. And, indeed, the news came like an earthquake — and not only for Mexican politics

Jaskiran Dhillon: Dismantling Columbus and the Power of the Present

Interrogating Columbus Day is a key opportunity to think critically about current injustices that are anchored to the past in direct and substantial ways

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Bill Bigelow: Support Indigenous Rights: Abolish Columbus Day

If we are sincere in our claim that all lives have value, then schools need to refuse to honor the first European colonialist of the Americas, the “father of the slave trade”

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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