Interview With Indigenous Social Leader Milagro Sala

teleSUR “The big powers come to govern the country (…) they want to take away our Argentine flag and they want to impose on us a colonization flag”.  Milagro Sala On the 1,000th day of Milagro Sala’s detention, unions, political parties and social organizations marched to demand her freedom. To understand her situation on an…

Colombian Social Organizations Send an Open Letter to Iván Duque

Colombia Informa Various social organizations gathered in the Popular Assembly wrote a letter to the government of Iván Duque. They demand measures to protect social leaders, to stop criminalization of social justice movements and to allocate  more resources towards education. More than 1300 leaders of social organizations gathered in Bogotá expressed their concern about the…

Internationalist Seminar Concluded in Bogotá

Colombia Informa Internationalist Seminar “Uniting Peoples in Struggle”, concludes: “Construction of Popular Power, in the dispute for the hegemony that allows us the emancipation of all forms of domination and the construction of a just society, in unity, in harmony with mother Earth”. From October 6-11, the Internationalist Seminar “Uniting Peoples in Struggle” was held…

Colombian Social Movements Converge in Bogotá to Build Common Struggles

Peoples Dispatch Photo: Colombia Informa The Popular and People’s Legislative Assembly began Tuesday in Colombia’s capital for the construction of a common struggle On October 9, 2018, more than 1,500 people gathered at the Claretiano School in Bosa, in the south of Bogota, Colombia, to begin the Popular and People’s Legislative Assembly. This assembly is…

EZLN-Backed Indigenous Congress Starts Second National Assembly

“Our path continues, and the main difference with previous phases is that now we’re more original peoples walking together.” The indigenous organizations that proposed an indigenous, revolutionary woman as a candidate for the past Mexican presidential elections are holding their second national assembly to decide on their next steps in the struggle. “We’re now more…

The Brazil Elections: How Did We Get Here and What is at Stake?

Nate Singham Today’s vote will have massive implications on domestic, regional, and international political and economic landscape The elections on October 7 mark a watershed moment for the people of Brazil and Latin America as a whole. The country is still healing from the social trauma inflicted by centuries of colonial rule and decades of…

Indigenous Groups in Brazil Rise in Opposition to Jair Bolsonaro

Muhammed Shabeer Illustration by @nana/ Twitter A number of indigenous candidates from various political groups from the Amazon region called for the creation of an Indigenous Parliamentary Front Ahead of the first round of the elections in Brazil on October 7, indigenous communities openly declared their opposition to the right-wing candidate, Jair Bolsonaro. A number…

Fighting for Their People: Meet Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Warriors

Mark Melnychuk A look at the men who are continuing the tradition of Indigenous warrior societies in Saskatchewan. A soldier’s helmet, a gas mask and a knife feature prominently on a shelf. There are stacks of gun magazines and books for everything a soldier might need in the field, including a survival manual and a…

Mexico: Fulfill the San Andrés Accords?

Gilberto López y Rivas It has become commonplace in the discourse of the political class, when talking about the original peoples, to repeat like a magic spell: “Fulfill the San Andrés Accords!” If this were truly one of the objectives of the next government, what would such a step mean, beyond the rhetoric that omits…

Mapuche: Criminalization of Leaders and TNC Investment Projects

CETIMIn the area of human rights, for more than twenty years Chile has been experiencing an increase in mobilizations of indigenous peoples for the respect of their rights to land, natural resources and recognition by the State. The Mapuche people are today directly confronted with the investment projects of transnational corporations in the hydroelectric and…