Category: Indigenous

Jennifer Loewenstein: Fighting the Lebanese War

On February 8, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of air strikes against Lebanon as revenge against recent Hizbullah attacks in South Lebanon. Three power switching stations, the most vital electricity facilities in the country, were bombed—one in the Jamhour district of Beirut, one in Baalbek, and one in Tripoli—effectively cutting off all electrical Read more…

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Site Administrator: Zapatista Report

Mercedes Osun, translated by Irlandesa The causes that led to the Zapatista uprising—poverty, hunger, diseases, a lack of services, injustice and racism against the indigenous communities—have not, in any way, been resolved. The economic, political, and social conditions have been made worse by the government’s failure to carry out the accords signed between the EZLN Read more…

Edward s. herman and david Peterson: How The New York Times Protects Indonesian Terror In East Timor

The rapid decline of the Indonesian economy in 1997 and 1998–by some estimates a one-third fall in GDP–coupled with the resignation of Suharto in May 1998, loosened Indonesia’s grip on East Timor, the former Portuguese colony that Indonesia had invaded in December 1975 and annexed the following year. The aftershocks of these two closely related Read more…

Rick Mercier: Asia Pacific People’s Assembly

As the leaders of APEC nations prepared to converge on Kuala Lumpur for their annual summit last fall, representatives of non-governmental organizations met in Malaysia’s capital for the fourth annual Asia Pacific People’s Assembly. Assembly delegates had harsh criticisms of the neoliberal development model, which they say promotes a form of globalization that favors transnational Read more…

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Ward Churchill: Smoke Signals in Context

  —Rennard Strickland, Tonto’s Revenge 1998   Meanwhile, Edwin Carewe, a Chickasaw, had completed The Trail of the Shadow in 1917. The film was distinguished enough to land him the director’s berth in a whole string of movies over the next decade, culminating in the sensitive and critically-acclaimed 1928 screen version of Helen Hunt Jackson’s Read more…

Mariana Mora: Massacre in Chiapas

The Government’s double headed game unfolds to disclose a strategy of violence and military solutions to the 4 year conflict   "They, our fathers, our mothers will ensure that we reach the dream of justice. Their blood will water our earth, our cornfields, our houses so that peace may awaken and justice shine." On Christmas Read more…

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Ward Churchill: The Crucible of American Indian Identity – Part 2

The Impositions of U.S. Policy Probably the first concerted effort on the part of U.S. officialdom to use the incorporation of whites and their mixed-blood offspring as a wedge with which to pry indigenous societies apart began in the late 1700s, when Moravian missionaries were asked to serve as de facto federal emissaries to the Read more…

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David Barsamian: Activism On and Off the Reservation

pretty much linked to the rest of it. I had the benefit of presenting the research I had done to the UN. Then I asked if I could go and work in these communi­ties that were impacted. So I began by working down in the Navajo reservation in the Southwest on uranium mining, and then Read more…

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Ward Churchill: The Crucible of American Indian Identity

Churchill   Among the most vexed and divisive issues afflicting Native North America at the dawn of the twenty-first century are the questions of who it is who has a legitimate right to say he or she is American Indian, and by what criteria/whose definition this may or may not be true. Such queries, and Read more…

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Ward Churchill: Suppression of Indigenous Sovereignty in 20th Century United States

Ward Churchill   As the 20th century prepares to take its rightful place in the dustbin of history, the last vestiges of sovereignty among the more than 300 indigenous nations trapped inside the claimed boundaries of the United States are rapidly sliding into a kind of final oblivion. In one of official America’s supreme gestures Read more…

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