Fascist Amerika Renews Demand for Extradition of Assata Shakur

U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is setting an agressive tone for his stance on radical activists: in a recent interview, he made clear he wants to re-imprison on U.S. soil former Black Liberation Army revolutionary Assata Shakur, who has been living in exile in Cuba for three decades. In…

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…

Brazil: The Urgent Need to End Societal and Political Fascism

Policemen ride their horses during a clash with demonstrators at a protest against the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 12, 2016. By Ivonaldo Leite In 1940 Walter Benjamin wrote his Theses on the Concept of History prompted by the idea that society lived at that time in a moment of…

The Arts and the Sciences in the History of (neo) Zapatismo

Words of Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano Presented December 28, 2016 Translated January 23, 2017 EZLN Last night I spoke to you about the interplanetary upheaval that had given rise to the question “Why is this flower this color? Why does it have this shape? Why does it have this scent?” Ok, maybe I was exaggerating with…

Political Prisoner, Kurdish Mayor Gultan Kisanak Calls for Solidarity Among Women

‘We will build a colourful future through women’s solidarity’ says imprisoned Kurdish mayor Gultan Kisanak Kurdish Question Imprisoned Diyarbakir co-mayor Gultan Kisanak has sent a message from prison in which she has called for women’s solidarity. Kisanak, who is jailed pending trial in Kandira Women’s Prison in Turkey’s western city Kocaeli, sent the message on a card…

Oscar López Rivera Free After 36 Years in US Prison

Puerto Rico’s independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America will be free. The United States government announced Tuesday the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the U.S. for 36 years for his struggle to free Puerto Rico from U.S. colonial rule. Outgoing U.S. President Barack…

Turkey: Fascist AKP Launches Campaign Against Assyrian Christians

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 17 JANUARY 2017 FRANÇAIS  ESPAÑOL The mayor of Diyarbakir, recently appointed by the Yildirim government after the dismissal of the elected mayor, has removed the Assyrian statue [that had been erected] opposite the townhall. The former mayor (HDP), had erected the statue of the winged bull, Lamassu, in recognition of the Assyrian…

Argentina: Organizations Escalate Protests Demanding Freedom for Milagro Sala

Resumen Latinoamericano Translated By Sara DeLorenzo The Committee for the Release of Milagro Sala was formed in March to protest against the unfair imprisonment of the Argentine social leader, and since then the movement has grown both within and outside the borders of the country. In the Alto Comedero prison, four female representatives of the…

Franz Fanon: The Psychopathology of Colonization

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions” ― Frantz Fanon “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong….

White Purity

By Asad Haider Among other things, whiteness is a kind of solipsism. From right to left, whites consistently and successfully reroute every political discussion to their identity. The content of this identity, unsurprisingly, is left unexamined and undefined. It is the false foundation of the prototypically American model of pseudo-politics. The most insidious form of white…

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…

The Power of Below

By Raúl Zibechi Source: La Jornada Translated By Chiapas Support Committee It’s unheard of in Latin America for dozens of indigenous peoples and nations to decide to endow themselves with their own government. The recent decision of the 5th National Indigenous Congress (CNI), after consultation and approval by 43 peoples, to create the Indigenous Government…

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…