Ecuador’s Resistance Confronts Multinational Mining Monster

In the second chapter of filmmaker Oscar Leon’s series on Ecuador’s resistance, Leon travels to the rural Andean community of Buenos Aires to meet rural campesinos and indigenous citizens defending their land against multinational mining companies. The clash over land and resources goes to the heart of the conflict that paralyzed Ecuador’s society in the…

Chilean State to Address Historic Land Debt with Mapuche Indigenous Communities

Tanya Wadhwa Chilean President Gabriel Boric met with Mapuche leaders in the country’s Araucanía region on November 10 and 11. Following the meeting, he announced the creation of a special commission to return to the Mapuche communities the lands that they have historically laid claims to. The Mapuche Indigenous communities have been in conflict with…

Decolonizing RUNASUR: Trade Unions Challenged by Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Mirada Abya Yala Plurinationality is related to political cultural identity, territoriality, Mother Earth. Trade unionism, to a large extent, are modern actors (associated individuals) who seek to improve their working life conditions, and to a large extent assume that this welfare is achieved within the framework of the nation state (lethal with the…

Argentina: The Government Once Again Represses the Mapuche People

Alicia Blanco The operation this morning in Villa Mascardi (Image by Euge Neme/AlMargen) In the early hours of this morning (4), by order of the Ministry of National Security, a “unified command” made up of federal forces of prefecture, gendarmerie and federal police with the collaboration of the provincial police of Río Negro, advanced by…

The Colonial Left and Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Guard of Honor. Guatemala Plurinationality as an ethical and political proposal overturns the philosophical element constitutive of modernity, which is being one as the perfect and desired being. From this idealization of being one is born in the political sphere the idea of a single God in heaven and a single King on…

Guatemala: Rallying for Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Communities and peoples on the move in Guatemala City. In recent years, this category has begun to be reflected upon as a response to the civilizing project of modernity that, through nation states, has continued to colonize and dispossess the territories of the original peoples. Therefore, the idea of plurinationality is necessarily linked…

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…

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…

Internationalist Solidarity from Turtle Island to Palestine

Chandni Desai This past year, in the weeks leading up to the May 15 anniversary of the Nakba — the 1948 ethnic cleansing and mass exodus of the Palestinian people from their homes and lands — the people of East Jerusalem experienced the worst unrest in years. Racist Israeli settlers backed by Israeli police and…

Abya Yala Soberana: Expression of the Popular Sector

Ollantay Itzamná Moment of the spiritual invocation. International Encounter Abya Yala Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements It was clear that the plurinational State is not enough, it is also necessary to transform the cultural imaginary of the citizens through educational processes that aim to create a conscious subject, capable of fighting for the…

The Quetzal and the Condor Will Fly Together

Ollantay Itzamná Assembly of the Xinca people. Jutiapa. Receives the delegation of the Andean peoples. … we are witnessing the dawn in which, sooner rather than later, the indomitable Quetzal will fly together and in complicity with the majestic Condor in search of plurinational freedom. And these two will unite with the Eagle… And then,…

Leonard Peltier’s Message of Struggle: ‘We Made Things Better for Our People’

Leonard Peltier National Day of Mourning march in Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 25. Photo: Jimmy Powell The following message from Indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier was read at the 52nd National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Nov. 25, 2021. For more information about his case, visit WhoIsLeonardPeltier.info. Greetings relatives, Each year as November nears,…