The Current Haitian Exodus: Increasingly Complex and Vulnerable

Wooldy Edson Louidor A Haitian immigrant, Maxène André, died in Mexico on Tuesday, August 6, at the age of 34 in subhuman conditions. The Haitian migrant, Maxène André, died on Tuesday, August 6, in subhuman conditions at the Estación migratoria Siglo XXI internment centre located in Tapachula, south of the Mexican border. Sick and visibly…

Colombia: Discrimination as Government Policy

Ángela Moreno, a member of the Colombian organization Procesos de Comunidades Negras, joined Tatuy Tv, along with other participants from the Che Guevara Brigade, and we used the opportunity to interview her and to discuss the situation of Afro-descendant and indigenous communities in Colombia. She told us the reasons why the Humanitarian Caravan for Life…

Open Arms and the Refugee Crisis: The Legal Slave Trade of NGOs

Eder Peña The African refugee crisis in Europe is wreaking havoc on humanity (Photo: Archive) In the midst of a phenomenon such as depopulation, a product of the neoliberal architecture that financial elites have imposed on the European Union (EU), the role of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to the rescue of migrants in the…

Indigenous Movements in Colombia Declare a State of Emergency Over Assassinations

Peoples Dispatch Indigenous Guardia attends the funeral of Gersaín Yatacué who was assassinated on August 1 in Caloto, Cauca. The banner reads: “They are killing us”. Photo: Twitter On August 10, a day after the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, an armed group attacked a bus transporting members of the Indigenous Guardia who were accompanying…

It is Not Yet the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Ollantay Itzamná Mayan children. OI Since 1994, the international community commemorates every August 9 as the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples through various public activities to sensitize and make visible the universally recognized human rights of peoples. However, 25 years after celebrating this date, and 30 years after the approval of International Convention No….

White Power: At Home and Abroad

Thomas Meany Where most people see a “lone shooter,” the armed White Power movement sees “leaderless resistance”. “For much of the 20th century, the struggles against communism and black progress were close to indistinguishable.” In the spring of 1975, as America’s war in Vietnam drew to its grim conclusion, a new magazine targeted readers who did…

Policing the Borders of Suffering

Zoé Samudzi Survivors of the Herero genocide, ca. 1907. Photo: Wikimedia Commons LIKE MANY AMERICANS, my first exposure to the idea of concentration camps came from public school lessons about World War II. But a later, formative influence on my understanding was the stories my mother told me about the Zimbabwean liberation struggle and the…

Zoe Samudzi: A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name…

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford In the wake of attacks on Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for describing immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” author Zoe Samudzi asked, “Why are Jewish organizations given moral authority over use of terms like ‘concentration camp’ and ‘genocide,’” but not people from other groups that have been victimized by…

Pushing Out the Border: How the U.S. Is Waging a Global War on Migration

Cora Currier A principal goal of the Trump administration’s policy at the U.S.-Mexico border —and in Central America, considered of late only in relation to that border — has been to get other governments to handle the increase in migrants seeking to enter the United States. This means getting Mexico to send troops to its…

Assassinations of Chavistas, Hidden Violence in Venezuela

Marco Teruggi On Saturday, July 27, six Chavista militants were murdered in the state of Barinas. This event is now known as the Ticoporo Massacre and is evidence of a sustained policy: the murder of grassroots Chavistas, hidden by the mainstream Western media. The crime will be remembered as the Ticoporo Massacre. It happened on…