Chile: Mapuche Hurt by Rejection of a Plurinational Constitution

Orlando Milesi Mapuche activist Maria Hueichaqeo stands in front of the ruca (traditional Mapuche circular house) built on the Antu Mapu campus, which serves as the headquarters for the work of the Tain Adkimn Mapuche Indigenous Association, aimed at raising awareness in Chilean society of the situation of indigenous peoples and of how the Chilean…

The Winds of the New Cold War Are Howling in the Arctic Circle

Tricontinental The Nenets tribe on the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia, Russia during their seasonal migration, a tradition under threat from the climate crisis. Photo by Alegra Ally In 1996, the eight countries on the Arctic rim – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States – formed the Arctic Council, a journey…

Ecuador’s Resistance Confronts Multinational Mining Monster

In the second chapter of filmmaker Oscar Leon’s series on Ecuador’s resistance, Leon travels to the rural Andean community of Buenos Aires to meet rural campesinos and indigenous citizens defending their land against multinational mining companies. The clash over land and resources goes to the heart of the conflict that paralyzed Ecuador’s society in the…

Chilean State to Address Historic Land Debt with Mapuche Indigenous Communities

Tanya Wadhwa Chilean President Gabriel Boric met with Mapuche leaders in the country’s Araucanía region on November 10 and 11. Following the meeting, he announced the creation of a special commission to return to the Mapuche communities the lands that they have historically laid claims to. The Mapuche Indigenous communities have been in conflict with…

Decolonizing RUNASUR: Trade Unions Challenged by Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Mirada Abya Yala Plurinationality is related to political cultural identity, territoriality, Mother Earth. Trade unionism, to a large extent, are modern actors (associated individuals) who seek to improve their working life conditions, and to a large extent assume that this welfare is achieved within the framework of the nation state (lethal with the…

The Grayzone Meets Ecuador’s Indigenous Resistance

In the latest installation of an ongoing Grayzone series, filmmaker Oscar Leon meets the leaders of an anti-mining and indigenous strike that paralyzed Ecuador for two weeks during June 2022. Leon visited two of the most representative towns of the Ecuadorian resistance and spoke to some of the key indigenous leaders to understand the issues…

Argentina: The Government Once Again Represses the Mapuche People

Alicia Blanco The operation this morning in Villa Mascardi (Image by Euge Neme/AlMargen) In the early hours of this morning (4), by order of the Ministry of National Security, a “unified command” made up of federal forces of prefecture, gendarmerie and federal police with the collaboration of the provincial police of Río Negro, advanced by…

The Rebellious Seed

Carolina Vásquez Araya (Image by Dalia Chiú S.) Violence against indigenous peoples has only made them stronger. Throughout our America, but also in the rest of the world, the harassment and criminal violence against indigenous communities that do not give in to the invasion of their territories has caused millions of innocent victims. This constant…

Land in South Africa Shall Be Shared Among Those Who Work It

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research In March 2022, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a ‘hurricane of hunger’ due to the war in Ukraine. Forty-five developing countries, most of them on the African continent, he said, ‘import at least a third of their wheat from Ukraine or Russia, with 18 of those import[ing] at least…

The Canadian Government and RBC Bank are Ignoring the Rights of Wet’suwet’en Nations

Anne Farrell The hereditary chief Na’moks of the Wet’suwet’en Nation The Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline project was in Montreal on Thursday, and dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The Wet’suwet’en protest against RBC’s participation in the gas pipeline project which will cross the…

Water for the People Who Nurture Water

Ollantay Itzamná La Igualdad Community. San Pablo. O.I. We are water that walks, that loves, that thinks, that dreams. We are water that organizes itself socio-politically to channel our forces and become rivers of struggles for Life. That is what we are. Water. Modern civilization, both in its liberal and socialist perspective, established two hegemonic…

How the Truckers Split Indigenous Canada

Ashley Frawley We are fed up with being viewed as virtuous victims Canadians aren’t known for the depth of their political feeling. If anything, our easy-going passivity is often a point of pride and distinction against our overzealous neighbours to the south. Yet if the recent Freedom Convoy revealed anything, it was that deep rifts…

Indigenous Women Discuss the #TruckerConvoy2022 Protest in Ottawa

Ottawa resident Neecha Dupuis (Ojibway Nation of Saugeen and Audrey Redman (Dakota-Cree from Saskatchewan) discuss their experiences on the ground in Ottawa during the 2022 Trucker Convoy for Freedom. This video was recorded on February 22, 2022. Meet Candy, #Mohawk elder, prior to being trampled by Trudeau's henchmen on horses. (hospitalized) "My heartfelt interview w/…

The Right to Protest in the Stolen Indigenous Territory Called Canada

Kim Petersen Canada will always stand up for the right of peaceful protest anywhere around the world and we are pleased to see moves to deescalation and dialogue. — Justin Trudeau So said Canada’s prime minister Trudeau about the farmer protests in India. One assumes that “anywhere” includes Canada. Nonetheless, Trudeau has rejected dialogue with the peaceful…