Indigenous Rights

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.

Why Socialists Must Defend Wet’suwet’en

Large areas of Canada are being brought to a halt by Indigenous people and their allies across the continent. They are organizing against the construction of a liquid natural gas pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory. This struggle serves as an example of the possibilities of Indigenous and non-Indigenous worker solidarity, and an object lesson in why socialists should support such efforts across the world.

The Return of the Indigenous Struggle in Bolivia

The resistance to the right-wing coup in Bolivia has developed under the banners of the indigenous peoples. The working class needs to take up these demands as its own. We publish here the prologue to the third edition of Javo Ferreira’s book Comunidad, indigenismo y marxismo (Community, Indigenism, and Marxism).

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Celebrate Colonizers. Celebrate Indigenous Resistance.

The people of Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia are taking to the streets to protest austerity, state violence, and right-wing coups. Indigenous communities are at the forefront of these struggles. This Thanksgiving, let’s honor the resistance and strength of indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world who continue to fight against centuries of colonial discrimination, exploitation, and violence.

As Climate Activists March, Water Protectors Are Locked Up

Millions of people throughout the world are mobilizing to confront climate change, but Red Fawn Fallis is set to spend nearly five years in jail after defending Standing Rock. As thousands of climate activists from indigenous communities and the Global South are being killed and imprisoned, the struggle for climate justice must include decolonization and anti-imperialism.