Violent Repression Against Argentine Mapuche Fighting Benetton

Argentine security forces have detained 10 activists since the first attack Tuesday. Two members of the Mapuche community in Cushamen, in the northeastern province of Chubut, Argentina, remain in a serious health condition Thursday after they were brutally attacked by the militarized police on Wednesday. According to eyewitnesses, the militarized police broke in illegally without…

The Power of Below

By Raúl Zibechi Source: La Jornada Translated By Chiapas Support Committee It’s unheard of in Latin America for dozens of indigenous peoples and nations to decide to endow themselves with their own government. The recent decision of the 5th National Indigenous Congress (CNI), after consultation and approval by 43 peoples, to create the Indigenous Government…

Chile: Mapuche Leader Faces Death as Health Worsens in Detention

Update: The Temuco Court of Appeals changed the precautionary measure against the machi Francisca Linconao from pretrial detention to house arrest. The court filed in favor of the machi, who had been on a hunger strike for 14 days after the house arrest was revoked for the fourth time in custody. Machi Francisca Linconao is…

The Zapatistas Are Building the World We Ask For

The Zapatista experiment in resisting without bullets and instead building the world we ask for – an experiment conducted under erasure, in conditions no university laboratory would authorize. By Ann Deslandes “If we had spent those 23 years exchanging gunshots,” says Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in an evening address to…

Guatemala: Facing Violence, Peace Struggle Needs International Solidarity

International accompaniment in Guatemala two decades ago shined a spotlight on civil war abuses. Amid ongoing violence, the work remains pivotal today. Guatemala’s 36-year civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people and disappeared 45,000 more. Most victims were Indigenous. | Photo: EFE By Heather Gies For Guatemalan human rights activist and politician Rosalina Tuyuc, the…

Argentine Indigenous Leader Milagro Sala Hit With New Bogus Sentence

Milagro Sala  is the founder of the 70,000-strong Tupac Amaru social organization.  Milagro Sala, dubbed the first political prisoner of Macri’s government, already received a three-year suspended prison sentence this week. An Argentine court slapped a new sentence against jailed Indigenous leader Milagro Sala Thursday, just a day after she was handed down a three-year…

Guatemala: Peace Hasn’t Dismantled Patriarchy and Femicide

Sandra Moran, a longtime champion of women’s and Indigenous rights, came of age amid Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, launching her decades-long commitment to social justice in the students’ movement in the 1970s. She later was forced to continue her activism from exile for more than a decade before returning to Guatemala to participate in the…