The Time Has Come for Power from Below

CNI: “The Time Has Come to Dismantle Power” By Gilberto López y Rivas As always, the important comunicado of the National Indigenous Congress and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (CNI–EZLN), “The time has come,” dated last May 28, went unperceived in the large communications media and particularly among the political class. Immersed in the…

CNI-EZLN: The Offensive of Those Above Against the Movement From Below

We who are the National Indigenous Congress – indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and barrios of this country – call on the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Mexico, honest human rights organizations, the media, and the intellectual and scientific community to repudiate the escalated repression against our compañeros and compañeras in the communities that have been…

Milagro Sala: ‘Poor Die from Hunger’ in Macri’s Argentina

Activist Milagro Sala, considered President Macri’s first political prisoner, spoke to teleSUR about the damage he has caused to the country’s marginalized. Argentine activist Milagro Sala, leader of Tupac Amaru association, spoke to teleSUR from prison Tuesday about conditions in jail, the damage President Macri has caused to the country’s marginalized and the future of…

National Indigenous Congress Elect Maria de Jesus Patricio to Run for Mexican Presidency

Hundreds of Indigenous representatives at the National Indigenous Congress from all across Mexico elected a prominent Indigenous leader Sunday as their independent candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico due in 2018. Marichui is a traditional doctor in her community and a long-time leader in the Indigenous movement. | Photo: @mujeresCDMCh Maria de Jesus Patricio…

COPINH: “Heaven and Earth Don’t Belong to Multinationals”

By Pascuala Vásquez and Beverly Bell “Berta didn’t die. She multiplied,” is an oft-heard chant in Honduras. The significance of the life of Berta Cáceres, warrior for indigenous peoples and the sanctity of Mother Earth, continues growing. So, too, does the significance of her assassination in March 2016, as more evidence emerges about the role…

Brazil: Amazon Land Speculators Poised to Gain Control of Vast Public Lands

Land thieves have fought for years to wreck Brazil’s large system of conserved lands, which protect rainforest. Now the agribusiness lobby is helping them achieve their goal. By Sue Bradford and Maurício Torres In the Brazilian Amazon, the paving of highways makes adjacent forests far more attractive to land thieves, resulting in major deforestation. The…