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Indigenous Rights

Canadian Land Defenders Continue Struggle Against Illegal Developments

The long struggle of land defenders from Six Nations has entered a critical phase in the legal battle with a real estate development company building illegally on their land. The history of this recent struggle contains many important lessons for socialists and labor activists across the continent, especially working class solidarity with such movements.

Matthew Walters

September 30, 2022

Canada Is Trying to Send Indigenous Water Protectors to Prison

As heat waves kill people across the Global North, Canada’s government is escalating its attacks on Wet’suwet’en water protectors as part of its efforts to suppress Indigenous rights and the climate movement.

Sam Carliner

July 21, 2022

Ecuador’s Indigenous People Are Fighting Neoliberal Austerity in the Streets

The indigenous protests in Ecuador are bringing thousands of people to the streets to protest austerity.

Margarita Valencia

June 23, 2022

Indigenous Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Has Covid and Is Being Denied Treatment

Native American activist and political prisoner Leonard Peltier has Covid-19. Decades of imprisonment in torturous conditions and multiple health issues place him in great danger. He must be treated and freed immediately.

Sam Carliner

February 4, 2022

All Out for Wedzin Kwa: Interview with a Leader of the Gidimt’en Checkpoint

The Wet’suwet’en-operated Gidimt’en checkpoint is at the forefront of a struggle against the Canadian Coastal GasLink pipeline. All out for Wedzin Kwa!

Left Voice

December 16, 2021

Five Indigenous Struggles You Should Support on Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and community, it also represents the whitewashing of the country’s genocide of Native Americans. Here we present five Indigenous struggles that you can support today.

Sam Carliner

November 25, 2021

Native Occupation of Alcatraz Island Began on This Day in 1969

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of what would become a year-and-a-half-long occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay in 1969 by 89 Native Americans and their supporters. It was a remarkable demonstration of Indigenous resistance self-organization and helped launch a broader struggle.

Emma Lee

November 20, 2021

Thousands in Ecuador Protest the Government’s Austerity Measures

Thousands have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest increases in fuel prices and the government’s austerity measures. But the union and social movement leaderships are not putting forward a serious plan of struggle to defeat these plans through a real national strike.

Diego Sacchi

October 28, 2021

Indigenous Communities in Colombia Are Being Persecuted, Disappeared, and Displaced

Indigenous people in Colombia are being murdered, disappeared, and displaced. But the Duque government refuses to address their rights and prefers to stigmatize them.

Begonia D

September 23, 2021