Violent Repression Against Argentine Mapuche Fighting Benetton

Argentine security forces have detained 10 activists since the first attack Tuesday. Two members of the Mapuche community in Cushamen, in the northeastern province of Chubut, Argentina, remain in a serious health condition Thursday after they were brutally attacked by the militarized police on Wednesday. According to eyewitnesses, the militarized police broke in illegally without…

Chile: Mapuche Leader Faces Death as Health Worsens in Detention

Update: The Temuco Court of Appeals changed the precautionary measure against the machi Francisca Linconao from pretrial detention to house arrest. The court filed in favor of the machi, who had been on a hunger strike for 14 days after the house arrest was revoked for the fourth time in custody. Machi Francisca Linconao is…

The Zapatistas Are Building the World We Ask For

The Zapatista experiment in resisting without bullets and instead building the world we ask for – an experiment conducted under erasure, in conditions no university laboratory would authorize. By Ann Deslandes “If we had spent those 23 years exchanging gunshots,” says Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in an evening address to…

Will Prayers and Ceremonies Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline?

By  Zig Zag “Hope Springs Eternal–The Ghost Dance,” by Howard Terpning Over the last few months there’s been a lot of noise made about the power of peaceful prayers and ceremonies in resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. According to many participants, it was this emphasis on prayer that stopped the pipeline dead in…

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part VI

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V Part 6 – Conclusion To conclude the series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer wrap up their deep and thorough analysis of the detour and smokescreens the current and carefully engineered, “clean energy revolution” has traversed….

Water Song: Indigenous Women and Water

Volume 7 | Issue 6 | Page 64-73 By Kate Cave, Shianne McKay Katherine Morrisseau-Sinclair, an Indigenous woman who, inspired by Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, started the Lake Winnipeg Water Walk. In Brief Water is life and needs to be respected. For the Indigenous people in Canada, there is a reciprocal and unique relationship with water….

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part V

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART VI In Part 5 of our series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer delve into a collusion between celebrity worship culture and “big green” NGOs. How do beneficiaries of advocacy (such as tribal governments) accept money and…

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part III

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI In Part 3 of this series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer break down the funding and high-profile players and corporations behind the non-profit industrial complex who have been the soft power behind…