Insumisión: It Was the State

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Several significant events have unfolded during the past couple weeks in Mexico, from an end the teachers’ strike to the commemoration of major key dates for the resistance. As ever, the repression and impunity with which the Mexican state operates has continued unabated. There’s a lot…

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…

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…

Reparationists Take the Power, and da Funk, to Parliament in London!

By Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at stands with thousands of other reparationists on Emancipation Day, 1 Mosiah (August) 2016, for three minutes of silence for the Ancestors on the Westminster Bridge in London, England. Behind them is the British Parliament – House of Commons and House of Lords – with the “Big…

Femicides, Part of the Fourth World War

By Raúl Zibechi On 14th August  desinformemonos.org drew attention to the 31 femicides registered in Querétaro since January 2015, with a short and frightening story. “Games, dreams, school, friends, family, birthdays, trips, security, freedom, dignity and life are all no longer rights because they have been converted, shamefully, intolerably and lamentably into benefits that are…