International Financial Capital Targets Farmland in Brazil

Land speculation stimulates the expansion of plantations across Brazil, increasing land conflicts and displacement of campesino and Indigenous communities. By Maria Luisa Mendonça Historically, Indigenous and peasant communities in Brazil have resisted against violence and displacement. Land concentration is a root cause of social and economic inequality, in a country where 1 percent of large…

Brazil’s Overlooked Amendment: South America’s Forgotten People

By Eli Cain, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs “Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired”[i] -United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) On April 27, a special commission in the Brazilian senate quietly approved…

US Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea

The U.S. is moving towards war against Eritrea, a fiercely independent African nation of only six million people. Washington has deployed its UN “human rights” proxies to justify another “humanitarian” military intervention, remarkably like the UN-sanctioned aggression against Libya, in 2011. The UN panel charges Eritrea with “enslaving” and murdering its own people – a…

The San Quintín Rebellion

Regeneración Radio I. THEY SAID WE WERE CRAZY The strawberry harvest was approaching and thousands of farmworkers were preparing to shut down the Transpeninsular Highway on March 17, 2015. There was no turning back. Two years earlier, a slogan had spread like a dust cloud throughout all of San Quintín Valley: fair wages. And between…

The Rhetoric of “Self-Determination” vs the Practice of Decolonization

By Ena͞emaehkiw Thupaq Kesīqnaeh Onkwehón:we Rising My recent burst of writings on this blog regarding the subject decolonization, my responses to varied white “left” reactions to said writings, and subsequent discussions that i have had with various comrades (Indigenous and non-Indigenous; anarchist, marxist and “other”) has caused me to return in my thoughts to a…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Every Political Murder is a Crisis

By Richard Pithouse Red Ants and residents clashed near Hammaskraal this week during a protest sparked after residents resisted efforts to evict them. File photo: Masi Losi. Credit: INDEPENDENT MEDIA Durban – In the great anti-colonial poem of his youth, Notebook of Return to my Native Land, written on the eve of World War II,…

Mexico: “Autonomy is life, Submission is death!”

Chiapas: Escalation of Violence Against Communities Adherent to the Sixth CGT Denounces the Repression against those who Defend the Earth Dorset Chiapas Solidarity To the CNI and EZLN To everyone that walks with the Sixth To those who suffer displacement, torture, and violence for resisting power To those who struggle, in their time, way, and…