Private Interests Threaten Brazil’s Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Territory

Leonardo Fernandes Raposa Serra do Sol indigenous residents protest in Brasília in April 2018. | Carl de Souza/AFP There are approximately 20,000 indigenous people of the ethnic groups Macuxi, Uapixana, Ingaricó, Taurepangue, and Patamonas living in the indigenous land Raposa Serra do Sol, North of Brazil. The reserve was first established in 1993 by the…

Transnational Capitalism and Populist Nationalist Movements

Don Hamerquist Part One … Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister and co-founder of the DiEM25 democratic movement, laments the triumph of a Nationalist International – at least stressing that they “sprang out of the cesspool of financialized capitalism.” — Pepe Escobar, “The West Against The Rest or The West Against Itself?” 9/18/18 Two things…

Prior Consultation and Ideological Kidnapping at the Hands of the Honduran State

OFRANEH Translation by Internationalist 360° After more than two decades since ILO Convention 169 was ratified and a decade after the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples was approved, the State of Honduras is imposing a Law of Prior Consultation for indigenous peoples with which allegedly seeks to “comply” with the commitments made, while dismantling…

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold

Hugo Turner Internationalist 360° In the book Gold Warriors by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave the authors reveal one of the most shocking secrets of the 20th century the amazing story of a vast treasure that Japan managed to loot across Asia which is today worth hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars, the concealment…

Transnationals and Indigenous Peoples in Struggle

Magdalena Gómez Citizens in our country are living in campaign season, even without being members of any political party. The campaign that I refer to is not that of messages or promises that are expressed in speeches with few contrasts, or through social networks and the mass media, or what simulates paying attention to the…

The Struggle – People vs Transnationals: Who ‘Owns’ Human Rights, Who Does Not

Juan Hernández Zubizarreta Interviewed by Andrea Gago Menor Translation by Internationalist 360° The transnationals increase their power and benefits thanks to mechanisms such as trade and investment agreements; the agreements allow the exploitation of resources and people; people look for other places to live. Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU),…