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…

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…

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…

How a West Bank Village is Key to Israel’s Plan for Breaking up Palestine

The Israeli supreme court’s decision to permit the demolition of the village of Khan al-Ahmar marks a key moment in the strategy to isolate Jerusalem and divide the West Bank through building Jewish settlements. Pavan Kulkarni A day after Israel’s supreme court gave the green light for the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village in the…

Indigenous Chileans Defend their Land with Radical Tactics

Red Power Media A Mapuche gathering in Ercilla, Chile. The Mapuche are protesting the presence of agricultural firms on their land. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Chile’s Mapuche people are resorting to increasingly extreme tactics to reclaim their ancestral land from exploitive industries It is late autumn in southern Chile, and in the region of Araucanía, the…

EZLN’s Galeano: AMLO’s Projects Will Destroy Indigenous Territories

Sandra Gayoul, La Jornada Maya, Caracol of Morelia, Chiapas “The government chose from the four candidates the one that is more right-wing,” Subcomandante Galeano, of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) pointed out upon considering that the programs that president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to implement, like the plantation…

Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

TV Cherán, El Enemigo Común On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government. Cherán has been practicing a traditional form of self-government for seven years. Earlier this year, on April 15, 2018, the community celebrated the…

Prior Consultation and Ideological Kidnapping at the Hands of the Honduran State

OFRANEH Translation by Internationalist 360° After more than two decades since ILO Convention 169 was ratified and a decade after the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples was approved, the State of Honduras is imposing a Law of Prior Consultation for indigenous peoples with which allegedly seeks to “comply” with the commitments made, while dismantling…

EZLN: Did They Listen?

Raúl Romero It was 1995 and Ernesto Zedillo was president of Mexico. Violence and the economic crisis created a difficult atmosphere for his mandate. In order to gain legitimacy, Zedillo proposed resolving the conflict that had exploded one year before in the country’s southeast, where the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional,…

It’s Capitalism! (¡Es el capitalismo!)

Gilberto López y Rivas Translated by Chiapas Support Committee María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy) Without a doubt, we’re experiencing an historic moment in contemporaneous Mexico, because for the first time in many decades the popular will expressed at the polls was respected; a State fraud was not imposed, nor the fall of the system,…