National Strike in Ecuador Completes 15 Days, Struggle Continues

Tanya Wadhwa Hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians held a massive march in capital Quito to mark 15 days of the national strike On June 27. (Photo: CONAIE/Twitter) Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state Monday,…

Ecuador’s Uprising Escalates Despite Violent Government Repression

The Grayzone spoke with leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous movements, now engaged in ferocious street protests against the privatization policies of President Guillermo Lasso, a billionaire banker. The activists addressed their demands and the repression they have witnessed, including arrests and alleged assassination attempts. In part two of our series on Ecuador’s indigenous-led revolt against the…

Ecuador: “Stop the Massacre”

Carlos Crespo (Image by Walker Vizcarra) “Stop the massacre” was the cry that ran through tears, pain and indignation on the twelfth day of the #ParoNacional2022. “We have had a very difficult day”; “it has been a very strong day”. “We denounce to the world… the wounded, the dead, the imprisoned. Let them know about…

June 21: New Year for Some Andean Peoples

Ollantay Itzamná Andean New Year Ceremony.Internet Just a few decades ago, to announce or publicly display the ritual celebration of our gratitude to the Sun, (June 21), was unthinkable and a cause for shame. Yes, it was a cause for social derision. Ignorant, the “enlightened” called us. Now, the celebration of gratitude and clamor to…

The Rebellious Seed

Carolina Vásquez Araya (Image by Dalia Chiú S.) Violence against indigenous peoples has only made them stronger. Throughout our America, but also in the rest of the world, the harassment and criminal violence against indigenous communities that do not give in to the invasion of their territories has caused millions of innocent victims. This constant…

Land in South Africa Shall Be Shared Among Those Who Work It

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research In March 2022, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a ‘hurricane of hunger’ due to the war in Ukraine. Forty-five developing countries, most of them on the African continent, he said, ‘import at least a third of their wheat from Ukraine or Russia, with 18 of those import[ing] at least…

The Canadian Government and RBC Bank are Ignoring the Rights of Wet’suwet’en Nations

Anne Farrell The hereditary chief Na’moks of the Wet’suwet’en Nation The Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline project was in Montreal on Thursday, and dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The Wet’suwet’en protest against RBC’s participation in the gas pipeline project which will cross the…

Water for the People Who Nurture Water

Ollantay Itzamná La Igualdad Community. San Pablo. O.I. We are water that walks, that loves, that thinks, that dreams. We are water that organizes itself socio-politically to channel our forces and become rivers of struggles for Life. That is what we are. Water. Modern civilization, both in its liberal and socialist perspective, established two hegemonic…

How the Truckers Split Indigenous Canada

Ashley Frawley We are fed up with being viewed as virtuous victims Canadians aren’t known for the depth of their political feeling. If anything, our easy-going passivity is often a point of pride and distinction against our overzealous neighbours to the south. Yet if the recent Freedom Convoy revealed anything, it was that deep rifts…

Indigenous Women Discuss the #TruckerConvoy2022 Protest in Ottawa

Ottawa resident Neecha Dupuis (Ojibway Nation of Saugeen and Audrey Redman (Dakota-Cree from Saskatchewan) discuss their experiences on the ground in Ottawa during the 2022 Trucker Convoy for Freedom. This video was recorded on February 22, 2022. Meet Candy, #Mohawk elder, prior to being trampled by Trudeau's henchmen on horses. (hospitalized) "My heartfelt interview w/…