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,…

First Nations Take on Canadian Government to Stop Trans Mountain Pipeline

Nick Engelfried Tsleil-Waututh water protectors at Saturday’s rally in Whey-Ah-Whichen, now the site of Cates Park in North Vancouver. (WNV/Nick Engelfried) For thousands of years, Whey-Ah-Whichen has been a site of importance to the Tsleil-Waututh people. This hospitable flat peninsula in the Pacific Northwest was home to one of their major villages, standing in the…

PFLP: Israel’s New State Law is a Declaration of War Against Palestinians

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) described the ratification by the Zionist enemy’s parliament of the law of “the basis of nationalism” as a declaration of war on Palestinian existence and Palestinian national identity and one of the ongoing strategies that since…

Indigenous People Possess a Quarter of the Global Territory

A new study published by the journal Nature Sustainability shows that Indigenous people own or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the global, inhabited land surface, reaffirming their important role in nature conservation and the fight against climate change. This might be the first study to aggregate and analyze spatial information on…