Love Letter to Jarablus

“Some say that we are at a moment of historical transformation. Some claim that their purpose is to liberate peoples from their oppressors and persecutors. No people have been more persecuted than the Kurds. No nation has known more oppression than the Kurdish nation. Why then are there double standards in such vital questions? Why…

Milagro Sala, Political Prisoner, Freedom Now!

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity expresses its deepest concern about the situation of Milagro Sala, a member of Parlasur and Argentine social leader who has been imprisoned since early this year. Her imprisonment comes by order of Gerardo Morales, the governor of the province of Jujuy, who responds…

Corporate Conquistadors Rape Indigenous Lands and Bodies

Canada’s National Inquiry into Murdered and Disappeared Indigenous Women ought to investigate the role of the extractive industry. By Dr. Pamela Palmater Recently, KWG Resources Incorporated, a Canadian mining company, posted a video online using women dressed in bikinis to promote the mining of chromite on Indigenous lands in northern Ontario, known as the Ring…

Once Again, Peru Denies its Systematic Forced Sterilizations

By Jion Yi On June 28, Peruvian Public Prosecutor, Marcelita Gutiérrez, announced that the former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and his three health ministers were not responsible for the past state policies of mass forced sterilizations.[1] A Brief History of the Mass Sterilizations in Peru Forced sterilizations in Peru started as a means to reduce…

Evo Morales Hails the Struggle of Bolivia’s Indigenous Groups

The Bolivian president celebrated International World’s Indigenous People’s Day in the Andean nation where 62 percent self-identify as Indigenous. teleSUR Commemorating the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday praised Bolivia’s Indigenous people for resisting invasions and for their role in “democratic revolutions.” “Indigenous peoples have resisted invasions,…

Insumisión: Amidst the Barricades, Building a Movement for the Long Run

By Scott Campbell It’s Going Down Next week, teachers in Mexico belonging to the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) will mark three months on strike. Three months without pay, of sleeping in encampments far from home, of funerals, arrests, disappearances, beatings, fear, uncertainty, and endless hours of marching. Yet the union has remained steadfast…

Media Conspiracy of Silence While Colombia’s Largest Indigenous Group is Dying

By Dan Kovalik Earlier this week, on August 1, the Supreme Court of Colombia ordered President Manuel Santos and other individuals and entities to take all appropriate and necessary measures, in an efficient and coordinated manner, to ensure that children and adolescents of The Wayuu indigenous community receive access to clean drinking water, food, health…

Zapatista Creative Resistance Shines a Light on Path to Freedom

Art has historically been a key pillar in the fight for self-determination and against capitalism´s destructive impulses. As dissident Mexican teachers struggle to combat neolibral education reforms, and political violence continues unabated across the country, the question most frequently raised Friday by the storied Zapatistas movement in the southern state of Chiapas was this: Care to dance? Thousands…

Whoever Wins Chamula Governs Chiapas

Municipal palace of Chamula, Chiapas Massacre in San Juan Chamula La Jornada San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas After the violent tragedy in San Juan Chamula on the morning of July 23, several questions arise. What’s behind the criminal acts? According to Arturo Lomelí González, a specialist on the political history of the area: “In reconstructing the…