Decolonization has taken over our social media timelines with a vengeance. With hundreds of thousands of “decolonize” hashtags, several articles, op-eds, and surveys on the subject—and plenty of Twitter fighting over the term—one thing is clear: decolonization is all kinds of trendy these days. So, we are naturally forced to ask: What counts as “authentic” decolonization in 2020? Much irritation is generated around how terms like “decolonization” or “decolonize” or “decolonizing” are used, and who is allowed to use them. Only this week, a writer was being flogged on Twitter for saying that it is time to “decolonize” the World Bank and IMF on Al Jazeera. No real attention was paid to the powerful institutions he was criticizing but to the fact that the writer used the term “decolonize.” With these debates getting so territorial and snarky, it’s time to break it down for the haters and the mockers so we can discern the fake from the feeble and the nefarious from the silly.
The term “decolonization” has gained prominence within the University over the last decade. From diets to international security, academics are talking about decolonizing. While the watering down and co-optation of the term “decolonization” is recognized (Tuck and Yang, 2012; Grosfoguel, 2016; IAM, 2017), this article briefly examines how anarchism might be useful for decolonization: what is anarchist decolonization or decoloniality? The recent article by Lina Álvarez and Brendan Coolsaet (2020) on “Decolonizing Environmental Justice Studies” indicates the affinity between anarchism and decolonization without saying it directly. In response, this article provides a conception of anarchist decolonization, which is accomplished by briefly reviewing a multiplicity of anarchist positions, before locating and responding to observable tensions within decolonial theory from which anarchist decolonization departs.
I am part of a We that says: “Let Empire collapse.” A We that says to build alternatives to Empire, we must expose the illegitimacy of the dreadful dream we are in. Instead of trying to shore or salvage the world as it is, we need to recognize with Audre Lorde that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”
I am part of a We that says: “We love and respect you, Angela Davis and your behemoth ongoing legacy of indispensable teachings that are fundamental to the centuries-old struggle we confront,” but we will not be castigated into voting or fall into the trap of “lesser of two evil” arguments that have been critiqued time and time again.
We do not buy the story that we are at a crossroads and have the opportunity to finally fulfill America’s promise by ushering in a new era of Dwight D. Eisenhower-inspired eco-friendly dominance. We are not fooled by the repackaged, false, liberal-progressive hope of a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris-Bernie Sanders coalition that normalizes — rather than contends with — America’s imperialist settler-colonial existence. And which by design cannot allow life-saving reforms such as universal healthcare, student debt cancellations, housing and immigrant rights, racial and environmental justice, abolitionist defunding and dismantlement initiatives and worker protections.
We anticipated Donald J. Trump’s ascendance and expected Bernie Sanders’ demise when few did. We tell you, here, now, as a cautionary tale that it will be no surprise if Trump wins a second term. In fact, the seeds for his potential victory were laid the day of his inauguration because of how resistance and liberation came to be defined — as resistance to Trump rather than liberation from settler-colonial oppression.
In this essay, I position the logics of settler colonialism and the logics of space exploration dominion over both space on earth, and interplanetary space at the expense of Indigenous peoples. I then look to Indigenous conceptions of space as a potential foil to these colonial logics.
Deondre Smiles, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral scholar at The Ohio State University. A citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, his ongoing research agenda is situated at the intersection of critical Indigenous geographies and political ecology, centered in the argument that tribal protection of remains, burial grounds, and more-than-human environments represents an effective form of ‘quotidian’ resistance against the settler colonial state.
Around the time wildfires were blanketing Calgary in smoke last year, I attended a local leftist reading group. They were discussing the impacts of capitalism on natural disasters, agreeing that the wildfires were exacerbated by both global warming and by neoliberal austerity. But when I put forward that invasive, non-indigenous plant species including trees and industrially farmed crops added degrees of severity to the crisis, and that traditional Indigenous systems of land stewardship could help mitigate or prevent natural disasters, I was taken aback by the group’s dismissive response. I was told by the main organizer that my approach to ecology was backwards-looking and idealized pre-capitalist societies, and that without an orientation to the future I risked venerating the stereotype of a “noble savage” in a “lost world.”
At a time when Indigenous land defenders are fighting for cultural resurgence and the application of traditional knowledge to combat the climate crisis, they are often cast as the monolithic, mystical, degrowth opposition to the secular modernity of white leftists and their fully automated socialist future. In reality, solutions to ecological and social problems that were historically or are presently used by non-European cultures are compatible with modern technology, often in consensus with cutting-edge scientific findings, and more necessary than ever.
Indigenous Peoples now make up less than five per cent of the world’s population, but the lands they maintain hold 80 per cent of the planet’s biodiversity. Protecting and restoring Indigenous Peoples’ lands is the fastest and most readily available way to sequester carbon and mitigate the impacts of climate change, a result of the optimally efficient relationships between fungi, plants, animals, and people in a given bioregion, which Indigenous cultures have coded into their knowledge systems over millennia of human-environmental interactions.
Still, those lands are being stolen and mismanaged by colonists who believe that their environmental and clean energy projects – eco-tourism, national parks, and hydroelectric dams – will be more effective than millennia of land stewardship by Indigenous Peoples. Even when they haven’t yet been invented or scaled-up, theoretical solutions like machines that suck carbon dioxide directly out of the air (which would, themselves, require absurd amounts of energy) are emphasized over habitat restoration.
Settler colonialism has been defined as a structure, not an event, meaning that settler societies like the U.S., Canada, and Australia endure over time through racist laws and ideologies that naturalize the dispossession of Indigenous populations. One of the most effective strategies that settler states rely on to eliminate Indigenous peoples and their power is the idea that their knowledges are primitive and superstitious, examples of failed epistemology. This view is rooted in an Enlightenment-born materialism that asserts that legitimate knowledge can only be produced through narrow empirical methods, relegating the negotiations of immaterial life to the social margins. As the colonial project progresses, legitimate knowledge production is simultaneously tethered to race and power (reserved to the white and landed), resulting in what we have come to know as modernity.
Settler colonialism seeks to eliminate Indigenous populations in order to monopolize resources for the sake of capital. It operates through laws and racist ideologies, but also through conceptualizations of the natural world as white men’s for the human taking. Settler colonialism operates from its own metaphysic, producing what I call a settler ecology, which dispossesses peoples but also lands. If settlers want to understand how to effectively address environmental crises, then they have to interrogate the logics of settler colonialism—racialization, white supremacy, and myths of development—as structural dimensions of modern life. Our collective quarantine has dovetailed into an all-out revolution; one that is an all-out indictment of colonialism itself. This time is ripe for this very conversation.
COVID denialism in the US is problematic to say the least. The nation is facing a public health crisis that’s far worse than it needs to be, as shown by the examples of countless other nations around the world that have largely suppressed the first wave. In fact, the US is one of the most dangerous places to be for this pandemic.
We have failed to pursue common sense policies and collective action here due to the ignorant attitudes not only of our leadership but of a significant share of our population.
Three recent interviews I did for my podcast, “Voices for Nature & Peace,” highlighted the connection between this unfortunate state of affairs and our status as a settler-colonial state. These three guests were Margaret Kimberley, a columnist at the Black Agenda Report and member of the Black Alliance for Peace; Joanna Pocock, the Canadian-born, London-residing author of “Surrender,” a memoir about living in the western US; and Alley Valkyrie, a US American activist, writer and artist in France.
What is “settler colonialism”? A method of expanding a nation’s area in which ordinary citizens take the lead by physically occupying un-ceded land themselves, using violence or the threat of violence, often for resource extraction activities like mining, ranching, logging or farming. Spreading religion is another justification. When the area’s original inhabitants defend themselves—or even when they don’t, and just try to negotiate peacefully—they are moved or massacred by the nation’s military. (Hence the term, “calling in the cavalry.”)
The United States of America was founded this way, as waves of European colonists moved from east to west, dispossessing Native Americans of their home territories as they went. In fact, one of the two main reasons for seeking independence from the British was because they forbade colonists from stealing land west of the Appalachians. The other main reason was to preserve and spread the institution of slavery.
Though “the frontier” was officially declared closed in 1890, and the so-called “Indian Wars” are said to have ended by 1924, the US remains a settler colonial state. The physical occupation is ongoing, as well as the mindsets that motivate it.
At its root, Western Psychology is colonial. With that in mind, what would a decolonized psychology include and exclude in its framework? As Sunil addresses in his work and in this interview, Psychology, as a social science, has served the Western colonialist project in all its forms. Even as we have entered into a “post-colonial” period over the past century or more, the impacts of colonization on numerous populations around the world are still felt presently, profoundly so. Officially, Western nation-states have abandoned previously defined colonies to self-governance (after centuries of various forms of anti-colonial resistance). But, the processes of an “internalized colonization” continue to manifest from a globalized, neoliberal socioeconomic system that is structurally founded on the long-lasting legacies of colonialism and white supremacy.
AS THE COVID-19 pandemic continues, many increasingly ask, “when will things go back to normal?”, “can we ever go back to the way things were?” and, in even more frightened moments, “could this be the end of the world?”
For Black, Indigenous, and Black-Indigenous peoples, these are not new questions. Since white settler ships landed on Indigenous shores with enslaved Black people in cargo holds, we have asked these very questions; but have asked them without ever letting the uncertainty of the answers deter us from striving to unmake the so-called “New World” in pursuit of something otherwise.
Unmaking is a desire for worlds in which Black, Indigenous, and Black-Indigenous peoples can breathe and live full lives.
The original prompt for writing this piece was “how can Indigenous people show up for Black communities right now?” But we have taken a slightly different approach, thinking instead about our shared experience of surviving within white settler society, while at the same time, taking seriously the antiblack and genocidal imperatives that mark us differently.
Tiffany Lethabo King has called on Black and Indigenous Studies academics, activists, and artists to imagine “how Black and Native communities can ‘end this world’ and remake reality and its relations on more just terms” (2019, p. 209). To engage with this call, we reflect on the violent conditions bringing Black, Indigenous, and Black-Indigenous peoples together and collaborative paths forward.
Sefanit Habtom is a doctoral student in the department of Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her research is on Black student organizing that focuses on land. She is Eritrean and hails from Vancouver, BC.
Megan Scribe (Ininiw iskwew, Norway House Cree Nation) is an interdisciplinary Indigenous feminist researcher, writer, and educator. Scribe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. Her research establishes connections between violence in the lives of Indigenous girls and settler colonialism. She is a longtime Community Council Member for Aboriginal Legal Services’ Diversion Program and a member of the Planning Committee for the annual Strawberry Ceremony.
Karl Marx’s own ambiguous and sometimes contradictory views on colonialism meant that the Second International would debate over the correct view on the matter. Donald Parkinson gives an overview of these debates, arguing that Communists today must unite around a clear anti-colonial and anti-imperialist program.
Reactionary political cartoon. Reads: “Social-Democracy is against world politics; against colonies, against the army and navy!”
Today, when Marxism seems to be under constant intellectual assault, we hear the claim that Marxism is a Eurocentric ideology, that it is a master narrative of the European world. It could be tempting to simply dismiss this claim on its face. After all, most Marxists today live in the non-European and non-white world, inspired by the role Marxism played in anti-colonial struggles. Yet we should always pay attention to our critics, regardless of how bad-faith they may be. They can help us understand our own blind spots and weaknesses and better understand ourselves. As a result, we should take the question of Eurocentrism seriously and engage in a critical self-reflection of our own ideas. A closer look at both the works of Marx and the history of Marxist politics tells us that there were indeed Eurocentric strains in Marx’s thought. Yet through its capacity to critically assess itself Marxism has, to varying degrees of success, overcome its Eurocentrism to develop a true universalism, against a false universalism that only serves to cover for a deeper European provincialism.
Marxism developed in Europe as a worldview designed to secure the emancipation of the world from class society. This is the source of internal tension within Marxism: on one end there is the universalist scope of Marxism, an ideology designed to unite all of humanity in a common struggle. On the other end, there is the source of Marxism in the continent of Europe, an ideology that was shaped by the specific processes of capitalist development that propelled Europe into an economic power standing above the rest of the world. It would be foolish to simply dismiss charges that Marxism contains Eurocentric elements that exist in tension with its universalism. There is no better example of these tensions in Marxism than the different views on colonialism within the movement.
Colonialism in the history of Marxist thought served as a challenge for Marxism to overcome its own Eurocentrism. Within the works of Marx one can find different approaches to colonialism that could be read as apologetic to colonial expansion or firmly opposed to it, supporting the struggles of colonized people against their dispossession. As a result, the followers of Marx who formed the mass parties that came to be known as the Second International did not have a single position on colonialism that they could take from Marx. There was instead a series of often contradictory positions on colonialism within his work that provided justifications both for supporting colonialism and opposing it. There was also a theoretical heritage within Marxism, economistic developmentalism, that would be used to justify colonialism in the name of socialism.
To better understand these tensions in Marxism, we should examine Marx’s views on colonialism and the first major debates on colonialism in the Second International. These debates are an important part of a greater historical narrative, in which Marxism developed as an ideology in Europe and became the siren song of countless anti-colonial revolts against European domination. Marxism was able to overcome its initial Eurocentrism, but not without a struggle internal to itself and its intellectuals. In better understanding the history of this intellectual struggle, we can better identify the theoretical errors that held Marxism back from becoming a truly universalist worldview, which could serve as a political creed for the emancipation of the world, not only Europe.
“Columbus was a wétiko. He was mentally ill or insane, the carrier of a terribly contagious psychological disease, the wétiko psychosis. The Native people he described were sane people with a healthy state of mind. Sanity or healthy normality among humans and other living creatures involves a respect for other forms of life and other individuals. I believe that is the way people have lived (and should live). The wétiko psychosis, and the problems it creates, have inspired many resistance movements and efforts at reform or revolution. Unfortunately, most of these efforts have failed because they have never diagnosed the wétiko as an insane person whose disease is extremely contagious.” —Jack D. Forbes, Columbus and Other Cannibals
By Apache StrongholdCensored NewsMarch 1, 2021Contacts: Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr. Apache Stronghold, email@example.comMichael V. Nixon, J.D., firstname.lastname@example.org FOREST SERVICE PUTS SACRED OAK FLAT LAND GIVEAWAY ON TEMPORARY HOLD "FOR SEVERAL MONTHS."OAK FLAT, Ariz. – The Forest Service announced this morning that it will "rescind" […]
AIM Liberation Day, Wounded Knee, Feb. 27, 2021Video on YouTube. https://youtu.be/X9RWIvt8UlEIn the news, Roque Madrid, the medic who flew supplies into Wounded Knee in 1973, and was shot, shares his story..https://www.rmpbs.org/blogs/rocky-mountain-pbs/colorado-medic-recalls-wounded-knee-occupation/?fbclid=IwAR3O8_JqplnL5X_HwEOICdNeSP88lAhLvhnhBGzaQNyicoOd […]
.Apache Stronghold in Globe, Arizona today. Midnight backroom deal threatens to wipe out Apache sacred siteApache Stronghold makes emergency appeal to Ninth Circuit to save Oak Flat Apache Stronghold, Becket Law FirmCensored NewsFebruary 23, 2021WASHINGTON – Apaches in Arizona filed an emergency appeal last night to save their spiritual lifeblood, a sacred s […]
Standing Rock Photo by Ryan VizzionsDistrict Court Judge Traynor, Government Agree with Counsel for Mr. Martinez That Finding of Contempt and Sanctions Were Imposed Without Authority and Must Be Terminated.By Water Protector Legal Collective Censored NewsFeb. 23, 2021Contact: Moira Meltzer-Cohen, Attorney at Law 347-248-6771 Leoyla Cowboy, Executive Director […]
By WECAN InternationalRegister herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9216136055559/WN_JWtw3YUOQci66IFWAghLZA Womxn worldwide are continuing to call for a different path forward in 2021 and beyond as we reweave and forge a path onward in the midst of multiple crises, with global communities confronting the Covid-19 pandemic and intensified climate chao […]
By Brenda NorrellCensored NewsHappy 80th Birthday to Buffy Sainte Marie! When Buffy came to Dine' College, she told us how she had been blacklisted and driven out of the music business in the U. S. by Presidents Nixon and Reagan.The covert attack on Buffy was because of her song, 'Universal Soldier,' and her stance against the Vietnam War.I wa […]
By Duane Chili Yazzie Shiprock, Navajo NationCensored NewsThe energy development interest is mired in a mindset that says there is nothing wrong with how they do business. The first impulse is to oppose any suggestions that energy development could be done in a different way. They bristle at the talk of addressing the climate crisis and of renewable energy. […]
Wendsler Nosie and granddaughter Naelyn Pike. Photo by Steve PaveyAPACHE APPEAL RULING ALLOWING SACRED OAK FLAT LAND GIVEAWAYPOWERHOUSE LAW FIRM BECKET JOINS APACHE STRONGHOLD LEGAL TEAMBy Apache StrongholdCensored NewsFebruary 18, 2021French translation by Christine Prat PHOENIX – This afternoon Apache Stronghold filed an appeal of U.S. District Court Judge […]
By Brenda Norrell Censored NewsThe premiere of 'End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock,' is now featured at the online Slamdance Film Festival."Our fear is for the future generations. This is where we belong," says Madonna Thunder Hawk, Lakota, speaking of the river that brings life."The Missouri River is our lifeline," Thu […]
Video Seems to Show Border Wall Construction Ripping Through Jaguar Critical Habitat in ArizonaBulldozing in Pajarito Mountains Appears to Violate Biden Proclamation Halting ConstructionBy Center for Biological Diversity Censored NewsNOGALES, Ariz.— Video footage shared with the Center for Biological Diversity seems to show construction equipment leveling A […]
Wendsler Nosie photo by Steve PaveyJUDGE REFUSES INJUNCTION TO STOP SACRED OAK FLAT LAND GIVE AWAY AND DESTRUCTIONBy Apache StrongholdCensored NewsPHOENIX – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan denied Apache Stronghold's request for an injunction preventing the giveaway and destruction of sacred Oak Flat to Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper. […]
(Above) Dine' volunteers Mercury Bitsuie along with his Uncle Andy Dann and friends, continue to deliver food and supplies to the remote homes on the Navajo Nation.Photos courtesy Mercury Bitsuie and Uncle Andy DannMercury Bitsuie and Uncle Andy Dann delivered food and supplies to Rocky Ridge on the Navajo Nation this week.Dine' Land and Water, don […]
Apache Stronghold, Naelyn PikeContact: Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr., Apache Stronghold, email@example.comNOTRE DAME RELIGIOUS LIBERTY LAW CLINIC JOINS OAK FLAT LAWSUIT TO PROTECT APACHE RELIGIOUS RIGHTSBy Apache Stronghold Censored NewsPHOENIX, Ariz. – The Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative Clinic filed an amicus or "Friend of the Court […]
Lakota Youths Running -- from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River -- to the Cannonball RiverLakota Youths running to the site of the resistance four and one-half years ago. They are sending a clear message to President Biden: Dakota Access Pipeline is operating illegally -- without a permit -- shut it down!By Standing Rock Youth CouncilCensored News"Toda […]
Indigenous Water Protector Jailed in North Dakota for Refusing to Cooperate With Secret Grand JurySteve Martinez Takes Stand Against Use of Grand Jury to Repress Indigenous Environmental MovementFebruary 8, 2021Contact: Leoyla Cowboy, Executive Director, Water Protector Legal CollectiveNatali Segovia, Attorney, Water Protector Legal Collective defense@waterp […]
"AKANTU: ORIGIN SERIES"New music and spoken word CD from Tiokasin GhosthorseBy Liz Hill, OjibweCensored NewsSTONE RIDGE, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2021 via REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — "Akantu: Origin Series" is a new CD from Tiokasin Ghosthorse. The CD, which includes four tracks of spoken word and music, is Ghosthorse's fifth release. Like all of Gh […]
DOJ ATTORNEY CLAIMS DESTRUCTION OF SACRED OAK FLAT PREVENTING RELIGIOUS PRACTICE "NOT A SUBSTANTIAL BURDEN" FOR APACHE. JUDGE PROMISES RULING BY FEBRUARY 12.By Apache Stronghold Censored NewsFrench translation by Christine PratFeb. 4, 2021PHOENIX – In a riveting and emotional hearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan at the Federa […]
American Civil Liberties Union Files Amicus Brief in Standing Rock Thunderhawk LitigationACLU brief highlights how roads of every kind have historically served as sites of protestThunderhawk v. County of Morton, North DakotaMedia Contact: Fonda Shen firstname.lastname@example.orgFeb. 2, 2021NEW YORK — Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), tog […]
Apache Stronghold Running from Oak Flat to Phoenix Courthouse for the Preliminary Injunction Hearing Wednesday MorningBy Apache Stronghold Photos by Naelyn PikeCensored NewsOAK FLAT, Ariz. — Wendsler Nosie Sr., along with granddaughters Naelyn and Báásé have left to run from Oak Flat to Phoenix to the Preliminary Injunction Hearing. The Apache Stronghold w […]
On May 14, 2018, the Diné elders of Black Mesa and Big Mountain are calling resisters from near and far to converge at Black Mesa! On that day, they will launch a continuous camp to defend Diné sovereignty and share traditional ways of life with the younger generation. Participants will help shear sheep and plant […]
This spring on Black Mesa, the wind is blowing more dust than moisture, which can be typical this time of year. However as a result from the below average monsoon season in 2017 followed by a winter that netted only a few weak storms, the indigenous resistance communities of Black Mesa are facing extreme […]
Ongoing support in the form of volunteer sheepherders and human rights observers are requested on Black Mesa. So many families within in the communities on Black Mesa have opened their homes to countless supporters over the years,creating an opportunity to engage in true support and solidarity. Families have said that supporters have played a helpful […]
“We are asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege again because Peabody Coal is losing its income from coal mining, so it is pressuring the tribal government to attack its own people. We’ve been opposed to the mining since 1974 when PL 93-531 was passed. Now with the coal companies collapsing […]
With great sadness and respect for a powerful life, we share that Elder Matriarch relocation resister, Ida Mae Clinton, of Star Mountain, has passed onto the spirit world. With the permission of her family, we share this video–made by NaBahe Katenay Keedihiihii this spring–in memory of Ida Mae’s life. Her family sends appreciation to all […]
Below is the letter that the community members impacted by impoundments delivered today at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in Window Rock: Requesting immediate Support for so-called “Hopi Partition Land ( HPL)” residents whose livestock are being impounded by Hopi Rangers and Federal Agents. The Hopi rangers and Federal agents used military tactic operati […]
All funds raised will go directly to Dineh families on the Black Mesa ‘HPL’ lands who have been aggressively targeted with livestock impoundments starting on October 22, 2014. Click here for donation page So far, three Black Mesa families have had their entire herds of sheep & goats impounded and are facing fees totaling about […]
Clarence and Mary Lou Blackrock of Cactus Valley are sitting up all night by the fire, unable to sleep for fear of their sheep being taken. This distress endangers the elder’s health. This family wanted these pictures shared so that the world can see the suffering at the hands of the federal government and Department […]
Hopi Rangers arrested two individuals and impounded 120 sheep this morning at the homesite of Tom and Etta Begay in Red Willow Springs. Heavily armed rangers guarded and blocked nearby dirt road entrances as well. “The Hopi Rangers came for our homestead early this morning. They tried to arrest my Aunt Etta who is almost […]
Un-occupy Our Lands! Indigenous Peoples Gathering in Resistance to Corporate & State Terrorism Tues. Nov. 29, 6PM – 9:30PM At Serena Padilla Residence Onk Akimel O’odham Nation (Salt River) 9312 E. Thomas Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 For more information and to see the entire invite please visit: AZ Resist Alec Greetings. My name is […]
Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving Dinner pamphlet 2008 This is a zine from the Guelph Anarchist distro Mounting Bedlam Distro. It is from an annual dinner that where Anarchists host Indigenous folks to share their stories of resistance. It has spoken to me for along time sine i found a copy of it at the Taala Hooghan Infoshop. […]
Many of you may remember the recent victory of saving Quitovac to a proposed toxic waste dump. Well Again this Sacred site is under siege. Now to the threat of a gold mine… This is a Resolution from Traditional O’odham elders in opposition to the proposed mine that was recently posted from the O’odham Solidarity Project […]
The war against the Tohono O’odham continues near the border. See the latest technology the U.S. Government has deployed on the T.O. community in this article below: Homeland Security pitches new spy towers at Tohono O’odham BY: Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION — (Nov. 23, 2011) The US Homeland Security is […]
Resist ALEC this November in Scottsdale, AZ! AZ Resist alec! ARIZONA IS CALLING FOR A DIVERSITY OF TACTICS TO SHUT DOWN THE UPCOMING ALEC CONFERENCE IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ ON NOVEMBER 30TH. ALEC thinks they’re meeting in Scottsdale, AZ this November… The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a massive non-profit body that brings corporations and legisl […]
De-Occupy O’odham Land! Saturday December 10, Hosted by Dry River Resource Center Benefit for O’odham VOICE against the wall and Dry River Infoshop 6pm dinner 7pm speakers -John Zerzan -Ward Churchill -Julian Kunnie $10-$20 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
While preparing to to write my own short reflection on the current “occupy” movement I asked Ofelia Rivas if she would like to contribute to the zine as well. Here is her letter. This will also be in the new Don’t just (re)occupy zine. Thank you again so much for your contribution Ofelia! For more news […]
****This is a preview of a short article for a zine I am compiling in response to the current sweeping “occupy” movement. The zine will be released soon…. WHY (RE)OCCUPYING WON’T WORK…. September 17, 2011 hundreds of people answer a call-out from Adbusters maga- zine to “occupy” Wall Street. Today October 14, 2011 less than […]
We are please to announce the creation of the group named THE INDIGENOUS SOLIDARITY NETWORK. *See the About tab above and links section to the right. An inspiring video: (rights reserved to the creator)
I woke up a few days ago to the news that sites within Miꞌkmaꞌki were burning. My kin in Wāpanahkēw have been under siege by white, settler-colonial forces who have engaged in blatant and open acts of anti-Native violence for a number of days, and this news from the East is just the latest in... Read More
I originally wrote a form of this piece back in October of 2016. In 2019, I included a modified and updated form of it as part of a longer preface to my now completed and defended PhD dissertation entitled A Prolegomena on Language and Territory. It is actually shorter than the original, as I modified... Read More
Denver, Co. – You may recognize him from such films as Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers, but Russell Means was much more than a face on the silver screen. He was a cultural, political, artistic and visionary American Indian leader, described during his life as “the most famous American Indian of the [...]
Pearl Means talks with Lourdes of how she and Russell met and Russell Means’ latest book “If You’ve Forgotten The Names Of The Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way” Mrs. Means will have book signing at the following places: Friday, July 26th @ 8:00 p.m. Festival Hall at Argiro Student Union, Maharishi University, Fairfiield, Iowa Wednesday, [...]
Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an Oglala Sioux activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media cov […]
Armando Rendon has printed an excerpt from Russell’s book “If You’ve Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way : An Introduction to American Indian Thought & Philosophy.” You may find at http://somosenescrito.blogspot.com/2013/04/we-are-all-related.html#!/2013/04/we-are-all-related.html If you wish to purchase either the softcover or Kindle […]
By lakotahfreedom ¶ Posted in Sovereignty ¶ First time I remember seeing Russell was at the Greengrass Sundance. He called my Grandma Ella up during the Giveaway. Even as a young boy, I was impressed. From that day forward, as a youth, I saw Bruce Lee, Evil Knievel, Muhammad Ali, and Russell Means as almost [...]
On October 22, 2012, Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians. Means had a tremendous impact on Native American struggles of the latter part of the 20th century and he will be sorely missed, but his passing was a huge loss [...]
by Billy Ray Belcourt it is september 2009 and health canada sends body bags to god’s river first nation—a community hit hard by swine flu a body bag is a gun is a smallpox blanket is a treaty —call it a medicine chest wait for the autopsy they call it H1N1 you […]
by Joshua Whitehead In June of 2015, Manitoba became the first province to apologize to survivors of Canada’s Sixties Scoop. For those unfamiliar, the Sixties Scoop refers to the removal of Indigenous children from their families, “scooping” them up, and placing them into foster homes with non-Indigenous families and/or residential/day schools. I also deploy […]
by Josh Myers The African future. Many have mused about its meaning. Many have predicted its possibilities. Few have considered its philosophical basis. Even fewer have considered its spiritual foundation. What will be the moral compass that guides the African future? Who will determine what is good for Africa? For Africans? For those willing […]
Today we are tweeting with the hashtag #DecolonizeWaterPolitics to discuss the politics of water worldwide! We want everyone to join the conversation: to talk, understand, report, and tweet about re-envisioning and decolonizing how we understand water and our relationships to it. Join us March 24, 2016. Share news stories that you think express Indigenous id […]
by Rauna Kuokkanen I fully agree with everyone who argues that Canadian university students do not know enough about Indigenous peoples and their societies, histories, political orders and worldviews or systems of knowledge. Yet, I’m wary of the growing chorus of calls for mandatory courses on Indigenous issues in Canadian universities. I fear we as […]
by Alex Abbasi Decolonization Is more than a verb Noun, adjective or word It is a particle An atom of light Jihad Bursting Sometimes fast, sometimes shadowed From the depths of darkness Sharper than a sword Swearing to one’s Lord ¡Allahu Akbar! Nothing is greater than the One The ego a cube of […]
by Nadia Rhook over there colonisation sounds like business I can hear money tinkling Got change? Yeah, nufor a latte anyways from the universe-ity it’s empires, eroding my ears, by overlapping waves Si, me encanta este ciudad But y’now she’s got issues like the rest of them but from here colonisation […]
by K2 One thing is crystal clear from 20th Century Fox’s new blockbuster hit The Revenant: settler lives matter. Hugh Glass, the 19th century American frontiersman played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is so incredibly immune to death that he rises from his own grave after having been torn to shreds by a grizzly at the […]
On February 18, 2016, the Conservative Party of Canada proposed a parliamentary motion[i]: That, given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic and diplomatic relations, the House reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel, and call u […]
by Eric Ritskes Angela Y. Davis (2016). Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books. ** 158 pp. ** I want to emphasize the importance of approaching both our theoretical explorations and our movement activism in ways that enlarge and expand and complicate and deepen […]
KEYSTONE, South Dakota – U.S. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign-stop here at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial on the eve of the national Independence Day holiday provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the...
FT. YATES, North Dakota — Tribal leaders and constituents across Lakota Territory and elsewhere welcomed a hard-won court order on July 6 to shut off the oil flow in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) within 30 days. “Today is a historic day for the...
Coronavirus now has spread throughout the Indigenous Americas. The Navajo nation reported over 1,600 cases of COVID-19 and 59 deaths on the largest US reservation, which expands through Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Nineteen members of the...
PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem’s second attempt to pass a “riot boosting” law succeeded when the 2020 South Dakota State Legislature approved it, despite critics’ claim that it is an unnecessary effort to regulate peaceful protest. Noem...
After over a decade of Wet’suwet’en on the front lines of pipeline construction in so called Northern Canada, local Front Range community members and Indigenous activists from the Arapaho nation are joined by water protectors from around the world to...
HARDIN, Mont. – In honor of missing and murdered indigenous women, a group of relay runners who took off from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Jan. 24, joined others at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation on Jan. 25, and journeyed through the...
Revolution, counterrevolution, or coup d’état? The turn of events in Bolivia after the October elections has been so rapid, surreal and tragic that some of us are still adjusting to our new reality. There are so many opinions inside and outside...
The expression “evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, it’s widespread. Charismatic Christianity is on the rise across Brazil. Slightly less than a third of all Brazilians identify as evangelical,...
A mortar attack disrupted a meeting between government officials, state-run oil company Ecopetrol and indigenous authorities in northeast Colombia on Thursday. President Ivan Duque and indigenous organization ONIC fiercely rejected the apparent mortar...
On 11 December 2019, activist demonstrations at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP 25) escalated into a pinnacle moment of the conference and highlighting the anger felt by climate change activists around perceived inaction of chief...
August 8, 2020 (Anonymous Communique] Last night, a group of Wet’suwet’en barricaded and set fire to the train tracks trespassing on our territory in an act of solidarity with the Mohawks of Six Nations. We are all sovereign peoples and an attack on the Mohawk is an attack on all of us. As Indigenous people […]
By J.P. Antonacci, Hamilton Spectator, August 5, 2020 Dave Anderson watched the fires burning on Argyle Street on Wednesday and sighed. “This is starting all over again,” said Anderson, who moved to Caledonia on the very day in 2006 that Six Nations protesters set up an encampment on the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) property, […]
by tawinikay (aka Southern Wind Woman) Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time. If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. […]
by Alan S. Hale, Standard Freeholder, February 23, 2019 AWKESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is pleading for calm after a protest in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters became violent on Friday night, resulting in a police SUV to be stolen by protesters and burned on an international ice bridge […]
About 100 Indigenous people and supporters called for an end to fracking, coal mining and water sharing. NITV, Feb. 13, 2019 Bradley Farrar had never been on a plane before he made the journey from the Northern Territory to Canberra to join a sit-in about environmental issues. The clan leader of the Alawa tribe felt […]
Committee vice-president says the basketball tournament in Prince Rupert shouldn’t be about politics Shannon Lough, Coast Mountain News, Feb. 11, 2019 The 60th All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies wasn’t without controversy. Entire teams dressed in T-shirts with “Wet’suwet’en Strong” printed on the front and “Unceded” on the back. Some playe […]
Pre-construction work underway in territory past Unist’ot’en camp by Chantelle Bellrichard, CBC News, Feb 03, 2019 Driving along the forest service road outside Houston, B.C. voices come in and out over the radio channels as people co-ordinate with one another at a worksite for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. About 15 minutes down the […]
North Dakota prosecutors abandon dozens of cases due to no “good faith belief that the underlying charges can be proven.” By Water Protector Legal Collective, January 31, 2019 On December 7, 2018, Water Protector Legal Collective received an early winter solstice gift that we have had to keep confidential until now. On behalf of […]
The report found that 148 women and girls were killed in 133 incidents in 2018 The Canadian Press, Jan 30, 2019 A woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days on average in Canada last year, according to an inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce […]
Wet’suwet’en say traplines and tents destroyed, archeological impact assessment not yet done The Canadian Press, Jan 29, 2019 The British Columbia government says it will inspect the site of a planned natural gas pipeline southwest of Houston following allegations that the company building the project is violating its permits. Members of the Wet’suwet’en Nat […]
In 1938 a drug called Pervitin was created in Nazi Germany. This stimulant was a methamphetamine based pill, was available in every pharmacy and didn’t require a prescription. This drug was distributed to German soldiers during the course of WW2 and Hitler was no exception to these drug highs receiving drug cocktails from his personal […]
West Papua Human Rights Center, USA On Sunday, July 14 supporters of the West Papua Human Rights Center gathered outside the Indonesian embassy in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the human rights violations occurring in the territory. Americans and West Papuans alike held signs that read “Free West Papua” and “Free Press in West […] […]
Inside were two agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who had been lying in wait as the sun rose. They had an administrative order granting them permission to detain the father, who had reportedly lived in the community for 14 years. But things didn’t go as planned. Hours later, the agents left empty-handed, after neighbors […]
“The Intruder is a 1962 American film directed by Roger Corman, after a novel by Charles Beaumont, starring William Shatner. Also called Shame in US release, and The Stranger in the UK release. The story depicts the machinations of a racist named Adam Cramer (portrayed by Shatner), who arrives in the fictitious small southern town […]
“I really do believe that if you’re a Somali refugee who likes Trump, he’s not going to say ‘go back to Somalia,’” Graham said, apparently referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), according to NBC News.“A racist says go back to Somalia because you’re a Somalian or you’re a Muslim or whatever, that’s just the way he […]
Prior to joining the NYU faculty in 2009, Goodman (a Just Security co-founder) was a law professor at Harvard University. The 77-year-old Holtzman, also an attorney, served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and went on to serve as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council before resigning in 2018.“Based on the […]
Struggle against “petty bourgeois Mandelism” creates international split. This, some might say, bland announcement appears on the Socialist Party’s website. Socialist Party conference reaffirms the CWI’s historic approach It requires close reading to get to the gist of the important bits. On Sunday 21 July over 200 delegates at a special conference of the [… […]
But this time was different, Marlon said. He had only a school ID. His brother was carrying only his Texas ID, which can only be obtained with a Social Security number.“We were confident that we’d be able to pass. We were going to do something good for our futures,” he said. “I didn’t imagine this […]
Update: Google admits sharp practice in Kenya | News | PC Pro: By Stewart MitchellPosted on 13 Jan 2012 at 16:00Google has admitted guilt after being accused of accessing the servers of a Kenyan business directory and trying to poach its customers.According to contacts compendium Mocality, it caught Google accessing its database of African businesses and the […]
Google 'improperly' accessed Kenyan rival Mocality's database | Technology | guardian.co.uk: Google has confessed that a number of people working for it "improperly" accessed the customer database of a rival company in Kenya to boost its own business.The US search giant said it was "mortified" to learn that staff illicitly […]
Google 'Improperly' Accessed Rival Mocality's Database | News & Opinion | PCMag.com: Google on Friday apologized for a scam in which its employees improperly accessed the database of Mocality, a Kenyan Internet database company, in order to steal its customers.In a statement, Nelson Matto, vice president for Google product and engineering […]
Shut Down the Corporations - Direct Action Resources Why Direct Action?The F29 Shut Down the Corporations National Day of Action is calling on activists across the country to engage in day of mass non-violent direct action. Direct action is a means of obstructing practices we protest and reclaiming our agency in creating the world we live in. Direct action m […]
Samson Cree bylaw interests Blood Tribe | Local News | Lethbridge Herald: Blood Tribe chief and council will be watching what happens in the wake of Samson Cree band members passing a bylaw that gives council the right to evict troublemakers.Under the bylaw, which still requires approval from the federal government, any 25 residents could apply to have anoth […]
Apple Releases List Of Its Suppliers, Discloses Labor Violations | TechCrunch:Apple has, for the very first time, released a report of its suppliers. There are 156 suppliers listed in the PDF the company published (available here), including big names like Sony, Intel, Samsung and Foxconn (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.), which dragged Apple’s […]
BAHRAIN - News | Peter Clifford Online: This is the true face of Bahrain’s Al-Khalifa Government reflected in the destroyed features of Nader Abdul Enam, a young man who was shot in the mouth last night by police firing a stun grenade directly at his head.http://www.petercliffordonline.com/bahrain-newsNader Abdul Enam, Mutilated by the Government of BahrainN […]
Fact Sheet: Jean-Claude Duvalier Can Be Prosecuted | Open Society Justice Initiative | Open Society Foundations - OSF: Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former dictator of Haiti, returned to his country after 25 years in exile in France on January 16, 2011. He is currently under investigation for offenses including corruption, attempted murder and sequestration, or […]
Former SPD officer Ian Birk will not face charges in shooting of woodcarver | Seattle Times Newspaper: Federal prosecutors will not charge former Seattle police Officer Ian Birk in the shooting death of First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams.Sources have confirmed that a grand jury reviewing the Aug. 30, 2010, shooting determined it could not charge the o […]
Israel's Draconian Infiltration Law :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [vs-1]: The new measure targets refugees and asylum seekers and families. Minimally, they'll be imprisoned for three years. However, detentions may be extended indefinitely.The law only allows judicial oversight by an adminis […]
PRC: Palestinian refugees in Iraq Should Be Protected :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [vs-1]: The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in London is extremely concerned over the constant attacks against Palestinian Refugees in Iraq. The centre calls for an immediate protection for those refugees through the […]
Somalia: ICRC Suspends Food and Seed Distributions: By NewsfromAfricaMOGADISHU — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a statement to the media has decided to temporarily suspend its distributions intended for 1.1 million people in urgent need after having its food and seed relief commodities blocked in parts of central and southern Somalia. […]
I CARE - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 11/1/2012- A court in the Czech town of Most has handed down a verdict in the matter of an attack that was committed against human rights activist Ondøej Cakl during a neo-Nazi demonstration in November 2008 in Litvínov. The court did not award compensation for damages. The convicted assailant, František Br […]
http://www.abahlali.org - Sekwanele! - http://antieviction.org.za/ Release Ayanda Kota Now!!! Abahlali baseMjondolo Press statement. Friday 13 January 2012. Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement S.A, calls upon the South African Police Services and the state to release Ayanda Kota NOW! Abahlali baseMjondolo calls upon Grahamstown based South African Police Services […]
China Worker: Two-weeks imprisonment for protest action against MTR fare rises is part of government drive to criminalise struggleSocialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) reportersThe verdict from Hong Kong’s Eastern Magistrates’ Court yesterday is an ominous warning to all those wanting to fight against the government’s neo-liberal and increasingly repressive ag […]
Estonia presses ahead with Nazi exoneration plans: Voice of Russia: Announcements in Estonia say next spring will see a nationwide debate about a draft law to declare the Estonian Nazi collaborators who fought alongside the Nazi SS heroic 'freedom fighters'.In the meantime, papers in Germany, including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Tag […]
badil.orgIsrael’s High Court exposes Israeli apartheid regime13th January 2012 – BADIL Resource center for Palestinian residency and Refugee RightsOn 11th January 2012, Israel’s High Court rejected a legal challenge, brought by Adalah, ACRI and other Israeli human rights organizations, to one of the most obvious pieces of Israeli apartheid legislation: the 2 […]
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSESEver since the Indonesians set foot on Papuan soil, human rights abuses have been the rule of the day. In the antiquity or the dream time, the Indonesian quest had been Papuan slaves and the birds of paradise. Since 1962 however the quest has been for the rich mineral deposits [gold, copper, nickel, oil etc.], the vast virgin forest with i […]
Demands for Clegg to apologise for insulting Scottish voters: By a Newsnet reporterSNP MSPs have demanded that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg apologise for comments he made during a recent visit to Scotland when he characterised supporters of independence as "extremists".In an interview with the Scotsman newspaper, Mr Clegg was asked whether he describe […]
2020 was defined by fundamental challenges and transformations. We've all had to adapt and create a new way of living and connecting. Most of us could have never imagined that caring for one another would involve so much isolation. It has become commonplace to call these times unprecedented, but Indigenous peoples had already warned us that destroying M […]
We invite Anglo American to make a public commitment to refrain from carrying out any mining activities on Indigenous lands in Brazil, regardless of changes in Brazilian legislation, in line with its human rights and biodiversity protection commitments, in particular the Declaration of ICMM's position on Mining and Protected Areas.
"As my physical world has shrunk, the online world has expanded by multiples of thousands. And once I get through this, I have no doubt that Chevron will be paying this judgment such that thousands of Indigenous people and rural communities will have a clean environment and thousands of lives will be saved. That's what this is ultimately about. […]
Eight Indigenous leaders from Ucayali and Huánuco have received threats for months from narco-trafficking mafias, land invaders, and illegal loggers. Several days ago, they were in Lima demanding protection from the Peruvian government. They fear for their lives.
Over the past year, Bolsonaro's government failed once again to present a plan to curb deforestation and instead further emboldened land grabbers to destroy the rainforest. Evidence points to the greatest loss of trees in the Brazilian Amazon since 2008. The destruction of the Amazon is linked to Indigenous rights violations and conflicts on Indigenous […]
"The mining companies are dividing our organization. They are harassing the leaders of the PSHA who oppose mining projects. For this reason, we are exercising our right to self-determination. We have decided not to allow large-scale mining projects in our territory. We demand that the concessions that have been granted in our territory without our knowl […]
""The unchecked destruction of the Brazilian Amazon under the Bolsonaro regime threatens not only the future of the forest, but our collective future as well. In today's vast levels of deforestation, we see the fruition of Bolsonaro's disastrous agenda. Environmental crime runs rampant as state environmental agencies are laid to waste. Ev […]
Indigenous women in the Amazon have been at the forefront of the fight against climate change and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, and today we are stepping up into new leadership roles, successfully forcing out extractive industries and companies from our sacred territories.
Amazon Watch's Executive Director, Leila Salazar-López, joined allied human rights organizations to testify today to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the status of the human rights of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. She spoke specifically to the situation of Indigenous rights in the Amazon Basin.
"We demand that an FPIC law be put forth in harmony with and respect for our peoples and nations and our ways and time frames for discussion, analysis, and decision-making. We are not going to acquiesce to an illegitimate law written from their desks in Quito," said a CONFENIAE statement. "Since this will be a law regarding the collective righ […]
President-elect Joe Biden managed to turn out a significant progressive base to secure the 2020 presidential election. For many voters, his commitments to address environmental and racial justice after several years of actions, protests and calls from activists led to grassroots mobilizations that delivered the presidency and a few flipped states to the demo […]
"The political and economic interests behind the destruction of the Amazon rainforest – including Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro – are losing a powerful ally with Trump’s election defeat. This is unequivocally good news for the rainforest and her peoples, which are under a sustained assault," said Leila Salazar-López, Amazon Watch Executive Dire […]
As the network of Amazonian Women, we express our total rejection of violence and deprivation of liberty that Salomé Aranda – our sister, leader, and defender of the Amazon rainforest – is suffering. We demand her immediate release and that a transparent investigation be carried out on the situation of systematic violence that our sister has experienced at t […]
As the Amazon rainforest smolders from another disastrous burning season and its Indigenous communities face spiking violence and land invasions incited by a racist president, we must stand in solidarity with Brazil's grassroots resistance. Amazon Watch's and APIB's innovative reporting does just this by helping the country's National Ind […]
Brasília, Brazil and Oakland, USA – U.S.-based financial institutions play a key role in enabling the destructive actions of companies linked to violations of Indigenous rights and conflicts in Indigenous territories in the Brazilian Amazon, according to a new report published today by the Association of Brazil's Indigenous Peoples (APIB) and Amazon Wat […]
This new report, published by the Association of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples in partnership with Amazon Watch, reveals how a network of leading international financial institutions is linked to conflicts on Indigenous lands, illegal deforestation, land grabbing, the weakening of environmental protections, and the production and export of conflict commodities […]
Bolsonaro and his henchmen would have us believe that "the Amazon doesn't catch fire," "the Amazon isn't burning," or even that "Africa is burning much more than Brazil." Yet these flimsy arguments cannot withstand the accurate documentation of how this year's heartbreaking burning season has laid waste to Brazili […]
This election in the United States could well be the most consequential of our lifetimes. Racial justice issues are on the ballot. Climate change is on the ballot. The future of the American democratic experiment – as flawed as it has been – is on the ballot. And yes, the Amazon rainforest is also on the ballot.
Washington, D.C. – Alessandra Korap Munduruku, a prominent Indigenous community leader from the Brazilian Amazon, will be recognized with the annual RFK Human Rights Award on Thursday, October 22nd. This global recognition comes among mounting threats targeting her and the Munduruku community, driven by illegal miners, loggers, and land grabbers, in a climat […]