Israeli Human Rights Group Highlights How Israel Makes Fishing in Gaza Deadly

Kathryn ShihadahThe Gaza Strip, just six miles wide, boasts a twenty-five-mile coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Fishing is a natural industry in such a location and as recently as 2000, was a lucrative business for ten thousand Gazans. Today, only about 3,700 remain in the fishing trade – and about ninety-five percent of these live…

Brazil: Indigenous Warao Seek Autonomy

Catarina Barbosa Members of the Warao indigenous community seek more autonomy, and to be consulted about decisions affecting them – Catarina Barbosa/Brasil de Fato Like all other indigenous nations, the Warao have guaranteed rights established through a series of legal norms. These documents affirm that they should be consulted about their own destinies, but this…

Chiapas on Fire

Luis Hernández Navarro 2001, Zapatista leadership, Photo: Bill Hackwell Chiapas is on fire.  The bosses of the paramilitary forces have turned them loose and they have become bold enough to act in their typical way.  They are attacking rebel communities with firearms and are even showing up armed and in uniform, to disarm government police…

Mexico: First the Poor

Roger Stoll Por el bien de todos, primero los pobres (“For the good of all, first the poor.”) —AMLO Mexico is a semi-colony with a population of 129 million. Its political, financial and business elites are bound to the US, which receives 80% of Mexican exports. International corporations feast on Mexico’s cheap labor and resources,…

Mapuche People, Racism is Not Gratuitous

Marcos Roitman Rosenmann To the Mapuche people and political prisoners With the exception of the period of Popular Unity (1970-1973), the Chilean state has exercised violence, murder and lies against Wallmapu. The Mapuche people have resisted and continue to resist. Hatred and racism take on new forms and are recreated by governments of different colors….

The Indigenous American and the Pandemic Era

Nicholas Smaldone Part I From Alaska to Chile, North and South America have been some of the hardest hit regions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In late May, the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergencies Director Mike Ryan called South America “a new epicenter for the disease.” Now, three months later, little has changed. Of the top…

Right-Wing Violence Against Mapuche People in Chile Widely Condemned

Tanya Wadhwa Carabineros repressed a march in support of the Mapuche hunger strikers and against the racist violence that took place on August 1. Photo: Radio Kvrruf On the night of August 1, groups of right-wing extremists, armed with sticks and stones, violently attacked the members of the Mapuche community, who had occupied four mayoral…

State Terrorism in Chile Against the Mapuche

Florencia Lagos Neumann Chile is one of the countries with the highest number of infected people in the region: 2,000 daily, and the world leader in the number of infections per million inhabitants. In response the government resorts to the old strategy of diverting attention to another conflict by applying the shock doctrine. In this…