Brazil: Over 4,000 Participate in National March of Indigenous Women

Photo: Andressa Zumpano/CPT NacionalPhoto: Andressa Zumpano/CPT Nacional Participants of the II Indigenous Women’s March follow the trial of the “Temporary Framework” in Brasília. This Wednesday 8th, the trial continues in the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) to decide on the “Temporary Framework” to establish the legal limit on the demarcation of indigenous lands. More than four…

Colombia’s Powerful Organization, Guardia Indigena, Speaks Out

Marco Teruggi Indigenous protesters attend an anti-government march in Cali, Colombia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Sputnik Mundo The Guardia Indigena, one of the most important organizations in Colombia, has been a part of the mobilizations during the outbreak between April and July of this year. It is composed of about 70,000 members. Its coordinator,…

Canada: “We Don’t Need Your Shock, We Need Reparations and Land Back”

Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel It’s time to stop pretending Canada didn’t already know about the thousands of dead Indigenous children Mainstream society has responded with shock and horror to the recent identification of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children on the grounds of two former Indian residential schools. That response is pathetic. Indigenous people’s…

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples: Neocolonial Lies, Autonomous Reality

Stephen Sefton Between November 11 and 16, 2020, between the passing of Hurricane Eta and the arrival of Hurricane Iota, the Tortilla con Sal media collective visited Nicaragua’s Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast. There we interviewed representatives of different indigenous and afro-descendant territorial governments in Siuna, Bilwi, Waspam and community members of the…

Amidst Aggressions, EZLN Support Bases Suspend Planting Activities

Report from Avispa Midia on the continued aggressions being carried out against the community of Nuevo San Gregorio in the Autonomous Zapatista Rebel Municipality of Lucio Cabañas, Chiapas. On Monday February 1st, a group of people invaded the land where support bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (BAEZLN), belonging to the community of…

Indigenous Movements and the Struggle in Defense of Land in 2020

Anish R M Canadians mobilize in major cities across the country in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people’s struggle against an oil pipeline on their land. On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19…

Mexico: Militarization and Death for Indigenous Peoples

Carlos Aznarez Bury our Dead, Honor our Fallen, and Take Justice into our Own Hands C.A. In the Southeast of Mexico, all these months have seen an increase in violent acts linked to paramilitarism, but also to the absence of the government in the state of Guerrero. Days ago, two men and women were murdered…

Could the Next Standing Rock Be Brewing in Northern Minnesota?

Alan Macleod Despite sub-zero winter temperatures, a conflict over a controversial new pipeline is threatening to boil over in rural Minnesota, turning it into the next Standing Rock. 22 people were arrested last week during protests in Aitkin County, around 120 miles north of Minneapolis, for trespassing against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3…

A Manual to Defend the Revolution From Our Community

María Fernanda Barreto How to confront the paramilitary and mercenary invasion of Venezuela and local terrorist groups in our community. Dedication In the second part of this manual, I talk about the INVEDECOR method of the Venezuelan sociologist Carlos Lanz Rodríguez, a method that he taught me during the long days of study that we…

Agroecology Means Popular Resistance at MST’s Marielle Vive Camp

Daniel Lamir Footage of the Marielle Vive camp, highlighting its mandala garden – Julio Matos There are about 700 families in transition threatened by real estate speculation For more than two years, around 700 families from the Landless Rural Workers Movement(MST) have been transforming the idle setting of the old Eldorado Ranch, in the Valinhos…

Indigenous Communities in Canada Have Mastered Non-Police Intervention

Luke Ottenhof Since the police killing of George Floyd catapulted police defunding and abolition onto national newscasts and global dialogues, scores of commentators have theorized on the viability of developing alternatives to police services, and what those alternatives might look like. But Indigenous organizers would point out that they already exist — and that they’re…