Autonomy, Insubordination and the Radical Mapuche Movement in Chile

Gilberto López y Rivas César Enrique Pineda’s book, The Wallmapu [1] burns: autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile, UNAM-CIALC-Bajo Tierra editions (2018), [2] is singularly relevant within the ambit of research about social movements, original peoples and autonomic processes. It constitutes a rigorous, founded, committed and achieved theoretical-empirical effort to penetrate one…

MST Condemns Eviction of More than 200 Families in Maranhão

MST Since 2016, the families have demanded the inspection of the area for demarcation, which was only scheduled for today, the day of compliance with the preliminary injunction for reinstatement On Tuesday (13), the Maranhão Military Police evicted about 250 families from the Novo Pindaré camp, in the municipality of Pindaré Mirim. The area in…

Indigenous Colombians Reach Bogota as Violence Continues

A group of over 400 Indigenous people is set to resume talks with the national government to ensure the fulfillment of agreements reached in 2017. Over 450 Indigenous peoples of the Embera, Wounaan, and Zenu nationalities of the Choco region in the Colombian Pacific reached Bogota Monday to demand the fulfillment of a set of…

Brazil: Military Police Begin Evictions of Landless Workers

Juca Guimarães MST, Brasil de Fato The Maranhão Military Police, in compliance with a judicial decision, began an operation to evict the approximately 250 families of landless rural workers linked to the MST, who live in Pindaré-Mirim, 255 kilometers from São Luís. The operation began at 5:30 in the morning and, according to the rural…

Afro-Colombians and Indigenous Peoples Struggle for Water

Francia Márquez In a recent report from Colombia’s national health institute, only 15.1 % of people living in the Colombian countryside (barely 900,000 people) have access to good quality water. Water is guaranteed mostly to the urban people living in the city. The population that does not have water is mostly in the Colombian-Pacific and…

Brazil: Army Chief Admits Threatening Supreme Court to Jail Lula

Editorial Comment:  It is clear that under the current regime, there is no security. Any political or ideological opponent is at risk of arbitrary arrest and detention. Brian Mier On April 3, on the eve of the judgment which resulted in the arrest of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his subsequent removal…

‘Lawfare’ On Lula: The Sergio Moro Effect

teleSUR’s exclusive interview with Valeska Martins of Lula’s defense team, asks what repercussions could arise from Sergio Moro as Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister. Brazil is living in political turmoil with a new scandal rising. On Nov. 1, far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed Judge Sergio Moro as his justice minister. This Saturday marks the 218th day since…

Lula’s Last Chance?

Brian Mier As US-backed anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro reveals himself as a neofascist political operative, Lula’s defense lawyers file a habeas corpus with the Supreme Court. Could this be Lula’s last chance for freedom? On November 2, US Department of Justice backed judge and prosecutor Sergio Moro revealed that he has been repeatedly lying that…

Birthright Citizenship: Remembering a Previous White Supremacist Campaign

Nina Wallace In the latest in a long string of attacks on immigration, this week Trump declared he would issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Established by the 14th amendment in order to grant citizenship to freed slaves, the idea that all people born in the United States are U.S. citizens, regardless of race…

No Time for Patience: Fascism, Climate, and Capitalism

Mark Bray We are living in ominous times. Every week something new: white supremacist murders in Kentucky and Pittsburgh; the continued rise of the far right in Europe; Trump’s attack on transgender rights; the election of aspiring tyrant Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that climate catastrophe is likely only about 20 years away. What’s next? At a time…