Together We Defend Our Mother Earth: Documentary on the Ejido Tila, Chiapas, Mexico

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity ‘Together We Defend our Mother Earth’,‘Mi Lak Tyeñ Kotyañ Lak Ña’Lum’: Documentary on the Inseparability of Land, Culture, Governance and Sociality Many indigenous populations in the Southern Mexican State of Chiapas have been at the forefront of the struggle for land and culture, understood by them as inseparable. For centuries they have been…

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 The court filed in favor of the machi, who had been on a hunger strike for 14 days after the house arrest was revoked for the fourth time in custody.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…

The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity

Words of the General Command of the EZLN in the name of the Zapatista women, men, children and elders at the opening of the Gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity” Good morning. Compañeras, compañeros of Mexico and of the world: Brothers and sisters of Mexico and of the world: First and foremost, in the…

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…

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

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI “In crushing detail and shining a floodlight on the history of the co-optation of Indigenous struggles since the pivotal year of 2010, Cory Morningstar has put together this series to give deep…

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

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI While the world celebrates from the pause the Army Corps Of Engineers has forced in the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer string together an important and critical history of the…

First Continental Encounter of Alba Movements’ Women and Feminists

BY ALBA MOVIMIENTOS  We; the women, lesbians, transgenders, indigenous, black, urban and working class people, peasants, students and feminists; the members of Alba’s Social Movements. On November 29 and 30, we gathered in the city of Bogota to analyse the extent of our peoples’ struggle. We stand firm in our position against the neoliberal, extractivist…

Occupation of Indigenous Land: Accumulation by Dispossession

BY KELLY ROSE PFLUG-BACK,ENA͞EMAEHKIW KESĪQNAEH Illustration by Lianne Charlie |  November/December 2016 issue of Briarpatch Magazine Maehkaenah-Menaehsaeh (Turtle Island) has sustained people and other living things from time immemorial. Complex and interconnected systems of life make up its forests, rivers, lakes, prairies, and tundra. Beneath the ground, millions of years of intricate geological processes have…