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Indigenous Rights

Two Trans* Activists in Chile Arrested at Indigenous Protest — Free Lyam and Omar Now!

Last night in Chile, trans* activists Lyam Riveros and Omar Diaz were arrested while at a protest in support of the Mapuche people. To date, we have not been given any information about their whereabouts. We demand their release now!

Two South Dakota Sioux Tribes Protect Their People from COVID-19, Defying the Governor’s Order

In South Dakota, two Native American tribes have set up checkpoints to screen for the coronavirus. The governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has ordered the tribes to remove the checkpoints. Despite threats of legal action, the tribes have refused in an effort to save the lives of their people.

Allison Noel

May 17, 2020

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.

Rebecca Margolies

April 5, 2020

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.

Rebecca Margolies

March 4, 2020

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).

Javo Ferreira

December 12, 2019

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.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 28, 2019

Indigenous Workers Build Self Defense Committees, Fight Bolivia’s Coup

After weeks of increasing right-wing protests, the Bolivian military demanded on Sunday that President Evo Morales resign. The protests had reached a fever pitch, with the police joining the side of the right-wing in the streets demanding the president’s ouster. After the police, the military and the Organization of American States (OAS) united against Morales, […]

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 13, 2019

From Standing Rock to Ecuador, Support Indigenous Resistance

Cities across the U.S. are celebrating Indigenous People’s Day on Monday. On what is formally referred to as Columbus Day, indigenous groups and activists have fought to not only expose the history of Columbus but also to honor the indigenous people who were so violently affected by Columbus “discovering” America. Columbus did not “discover” America […]

Julia Wallace

October 14, 2019

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.

Violet Glaser

October 3, 2019