Colombia: 12 Wounded in Shooting Targeting Indigenous Minga

Kawsachun News Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (CRIC) holds press conference at the Universidad del Valle, in Cali. May 10, 2021. Photo: CRIC Twelve members of an indigenous Minga were injured, at least four with serious bullet wounds, after being shot by armed men in plain clothing on Sunday afternoon in the city of Cali,…

Reckoning with Genocide and the Denialism of the Canadian State

Aziz Choudry Fort Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School students. The institution was operated from 1884 to 1969 by the Roman Catholic Church. Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. Tamara Starblanket is a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman) from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Treaty Six. She holds an LLM from the University of Saskatchewan, an LLB from…

‘Evo is Our President’: Voices from Rural Peru

Kawsachun News Benigno Vengoa (left) and Carlos Cusihuaman (right) in Villa Tunari. April 24, 2021. Photo: Kawsachun News Kawsachun News spoke to Benigno Vengoa and Carlos Cusihuaman, who visited Bolivia as part of a delegation from Peru to participate as observers of the meeting of the RUNASUR technical commission in Villa Tunari, Cochabamba on April…

Colombia: An Ideal U.S. Client-State in the Western Hemisphere

Angelo Cardona Funeral of slain guerrilla fighter, one of many victims of Colombia’s long civil war. [Source: trtworld.com] Washington has long helped fuel the devastating conflict in Colombia that goes back to the era of La Violencia in World War II Colombia has been living with one of the longest armed conflicts in the world….

Jaime Vargas: RUNASUR and Plurinationalism, Linking the People of Latin America

Jaime Vargas, President of CONAIE (The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador), speaks about an ambitious regional project linking together the people of Latin America. Jaime Vargas on RUNASUR and plurinationalism @jaimevargasnae https://t.co/mmeevbECMr — Nick Estes (@nickwestes) April 11, 2021 "We must build a continental movement for the liberation of our America, Abya Yala" @evoespueblo…

Militarising the Amazon

Ramona Wadi Despite the centrality of indigenous peoples to sustainable environments, governments and corporations are doing the utmost to ensure indigenous erasure. While research has indicated the importance of indigenous conservation of land, the G7 countries are driving deforestation worldwide through consumption patterns targeting less developed countries. Tropical forests remain among the most targeted areas,…

Argentina. The Cancer of Extractivism

Carlos Aznarez Federico Soria is a great environmental fighter and a connoisseur of the tricks employed by extractivism to promote its theories. Soria currently lives in Mendoza, where he is a militant in the Uspallata Assembly, but he is also familiar with what has been happening in Patagonia with the wave of fires that recently…

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples: Neocolonial Lies, Autonomous Reality

Stephen Sefton Between November 11 and 16, 2020, between the passing of Hurricane Eta and the arrival of Hurricane Iota, the Tortilla con Sal media collective visited Nicaragua’s Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast. There we interviewed representatives of different indigenous and afro-descendant territorial governments in Siuna, Bilwi, Waspam and community members of the…