Category: Indigenous

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

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

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

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

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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