Autonomous Government in ejido Tila

“Autonomy is a lifelong process. The struggle never ends. And it’s only recently that we have begun walking towards it.” By Rata Rey El Enemigo Común SubVersiones Five months have passed since ejido Tila expelled the municipal government and declared autonomy: five months of self-determination, organizational and community restructuring, of contemplating ways to establish a…

Ecocide and Genocide in the Niger Delta

The majority of refugees come from war and conflict zones, illegitimate states, areas of natural disasters and economically weak countries. In many cases, companies from the West destroy people’s livelihoods by acting ruthlessly. In Nigeria, the oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta. But the Geneva Convention on…

Colombia’s ‘Guantanamo Bay’: A Human Rights Nightmare

teleSUR Ariz Carrillo spent two years and five months locked behind bars at one of Colombia’s maximum security prisons, la Tramacua ­– a place so renown for its human rights abuses that it has been dubbed “the Guantanamo of Colombia.” “For no reason, only because I was a political prisoner. They tortured me like that…

Land Grabbing Is Killing Honduras’ Indigenous Peoples

Berta Caceres’ killing was a symptom, not an isolated incident. By Andrea Reyes Blanco and Tim Shenk Berta Cáceres wasn’t the first and, unfortunately, she hasn’t been the last. The world-renowned Lenca leader assassinated last month in Honduras for her opposition to government-backed megaprojects is one of an increasing litany of fallen fighters for indigenous…

Dismantling Neoliberal Education: A Lesson from the Zapatistas

The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome. By Levi Gahman I’ve said it before—in contrast to those traditional stories that begin with ‘Once upon a time…’ Zapatista stories begin with ‘There will be a time…’ — Subcomandante Galeano (formerly Marcos) Excerpted…

The Dialectics of National Oppression and Resistance

Ireland and Tamil Eelam The nation of Eelam Tamils are conjoined with the Irish due to similar British supervised counter-insurgency and geo-politics of imperialism. By Athithan Jayapalan In a historic battle against the might of the British Empire during Easter week in 1916, hundreds of Irish nationalist revolutionaries who made up the vanguard of the…