At Six Months: Letter to Berta Cáceres, My Mother

By Berta Zúniga Cáceres Desinformémonos Translated by El Enemigo Común The Lenca social justice fighter Berta Cáceres was assassinated this past March 3 in her hometown of La Esperanza, Honduras. From the outset, Berta’s family and the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), of which Berta was the coordinator, blamed the…

All Eyes On Dakota Access – All Eyes Off Bakken Genocide

“Soon the parade begins again…all the big shot enviros are looking for their token Indians…this Hunkpapa says to remember this day of infamy…they hate us as well….taken nearly ten years ago, waiting for the right moment…” — Harold One Feather “We got essentially Keystone – only more. Clearly an end run.” — Iowa Bold, August…

Epic Court Battle Between Ecuadorian Villagers and Chevron Moves to Canada

teleSUR Chevron left behind billions of gallons of toxic sludge in Ecuador’s Amazon 23 years ago, impacting as many as 30,000 people in rural and Indigenous communities. Ecuadorean Indigenous groups’ years-long court battle to force oil giant Chevron Corp. to pay US$9.5 billion in damages for the environmental disaster known as “Amazon Chernobyl” began a…

Daughter of Berta Cáceres Demands Action by Honduran Justice System

Berta Zúñiga doubts that the country’s judicial system will shed light on who paid for her mother’s assassination TELESUR | internet@granma.cu Berta Zúñiga, daughter of the former coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples of Honduras Council (Copinh), Berta Cáceres, on September 9 demanded rapid action from the government regarding her mother’s case. “True justice would be…

The Vicious Dogs of Manifest Destiny Resurface in North Dakota

By Jacqueline Keeler The company’s violence and brutality is a sign that this pipeline is yet another example of the ongoing forced occupation of Great Sioux Nation lands. Private corporate mercenaries hired by Energy Transfer Partners sicked attack dogs upon a crowd of Native Americans and their allies, including children, on Saturday who were nonviolently…

Colombia: Demonstrations Will Continue in Caqueta Until Oil Companies Retreat

FARC-EP With the presence of delegates from the communities and regional authorities, an announcement was made regarding the continuity of demonstrations until oil explorations in the region stop. Also, a regional negotiating table was defined to be launched and will start going into session once oil business activities that are taking place in Caqueta are…

Chevron in Ecuador: A Question of Power

By Irene León Chevron (Texaco), one of the most powerful transnational corporations in the world, is complaining that it has been a victim of unjust treatment, denial of justice and other ill treatment, on the part of Ecuador, a small Andean country. It is developing a massive offensive, by diverse means, to claim for events…

Media Conspiracy of Silence While Colombia’s Largest Indigenous Group is Dying

By Dan Kovalik Earlier this week, on August 1, the Supreme Court of Colombia ordered President Manuel Santos and other individuals and entities to take all appropriate and necessary measures, in an efficient and coordinated manner, to ensure that children and adolescents of The Wayuu indigenous community receive access to clean drinking water, food, health…