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…

Threats to Territory on the Garífuna Coast

Ruling in favor of Barra Vieja and attempted eviction in Santa Fe By OFRANEH September 10, 2016 Translated by Steven Johnson Sambo Creek, Aug 10, 2016. Yesterday the Court of Tela issued a not guilty ruling in favor of the Garífuna community of Barra Vieja, which is being harassed by the Indura Hilton, by means…

At Six Months: Letter to Berta Cáceres, My Mother

By Berta Zúniga Cáceres Desinformémonos Translated by El Enemigo Común The Lenca social justice fighter Berta Cáceres was assassinated this past March 3 in her hometown of La Esperanza, Honduras. From the outset, Berta’s family and the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), of which Berta was the coordinator, blamed the…

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…