Indigenous Rights

Stop the Genocide! Garífuna Land Defenders Fight Against State-Sanctioned Violence in Honduras

More than eight months after the kidnapping of four young land defenders from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras, their whereabouts are still unknown. In a recent statement, the local organization OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) issued a denunciation saying that the State of Honduras is committing genocide against the Garífuna people, with the aim of achieving their definitive displacement. We discussed this situation with César Benedith, member of OFRANEH, community leader and former president of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board.

Mass Opposition Stops Alberta Coal Mining Expansion… For Now.

Mass opposition centered in the heart of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains has forced Alberta’s right-wing government to reverse their decision lifting a government policy that outlawed strip, open face, and other forms of coal mining.

The First Thanksgiving Also Took Place During a Pandemic

The popular legend of Thanksgiving whitewashes the violent oppression and genocide of millions. The continuation of such an insulting myth goes hand in hand with the continuation of the oppressive and exploitative social system of capitalism.

Fuck Columbus and the Boat(s) He Sailed In On

Today, cities across the United States will celebrate a genocidal rapist colonizer. The man children are taught rhymes about in schools across the United States brought slavery, colonization, and smallpox with him in 1492 when he “sailed the Ocean blue.” Instead of celebrating him, we should celebrate the long tradition of Indigenous resistance.

RBG Is No Hero

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is seen by many as a blow to progressive politics. But that doesn’t mean her record on the Supreme Court is unequivocally praiseworthy. From racial justice to native sovereignty to prisoners’ rights, RBG’s rulings show a deep lack of care for the exploited and oppressed. Moreover, she was a member of an institution that has always been used as a tool against working class people.

The U.S. Is Using COVID-19 As An Opportunity to Steal Indigenous Land

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government announced a move that would eliminate the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s jurisdiction over their own land. It is not an accident that this latest attack on Indigenous sovereignty and land is being carried out at a time when organizing and resistance are difficult, though not impossible.