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The Shape of Water (a Discussion of the Movie) (tags)
A discussion about environment, feminism, homosexuality, and our rotten culture as represented in the movie*.
Tantra & The San Francisco Two-Spirit PowWow (tags)
A personal account of the SF Two-Spirit PowWow on the 3rd of February 2018. Put on by BAAITS (Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits).
October 2017 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
October has been a heavy month especially for farmers recovering land, indigenous community leaders defending their communities against mining and dam projects, and for journalists. Gunshots kept being fired by state contingents in evictions. A few people who have been targeted for their organising/work were assassinated, others are getting threats now.
February 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ In February 2017, another indigenous Tolupán activist was murdered, attacks against Copinh and supporters in the calls for justice continue, uni students were attacked again by uni administration, and for asking questions about it a week later, a journalist was attacked. Meanwhile, workers are feeling the squeeze with more dismissed public service workers than ever before, and mining workers fighting for bearable work conditions and pay
Indigenous People and Sacred Lands Disrespected at L.A. Women's March (tags)
Gloria Arellanes of the Tongva (the original inhabitants of Los Angeles, originally known as Yangna) was unable to give an opening prayer as promised, and her needs as an elder were unmet.
Jane Fonda Divests From Wells Fargo (tags)
The actress-activist celebrated her birthday by joining #BankExit. “Don't forget how successful the divestment movement was in bringing down Apartheid,” she said. Later, a round dance took place in the busy intersection of Sunset and Vine, paralyzing traffic in all directions for several minutes (pictures following article).
November 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)
This November. Another massive repression against uni students, this time at the agricultural national uni in Olancho. In the north of Honduras Garífuna communities organise to take back their land, and doing so they are facing arrests, charges, violence and threats. This month the Guadalupe community was attacked, a number of youths involved had capture orders against them, Medelín was brutally arrested by police and faces charges. To read more on this and other abuses that occurred in November 2016 in Honduras, see the text/link...
October 2016 Honduras coup update – murders and many blatant attacks continue (tags)
October 2016 news in Honduras is here. Two farmers leaders of the Bajo Aguan palm plantations occupations were killed. They also tried to kill two Copinh leaders on two separate occasions on the same date when the sun was not around. Shameless attacks by state against those who protest, especially those of Copinh. Check out Melissa Cardoza's piece about this, that one tried to translate to english, but best to check out the original in Spanish if you hablas español.
September 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)
September in Honduras. A barber was assassinated after an angry comment to the president on his own facebook. Farmers setting up occupation were violently evicted. Indigenous leaders forced to go into hiding. Lack of justice continues on the Berta Caceres case, this month with an arbitrary arrest against Copinh, her file was stolen by someone robbing the judge's car, and the finance organisation FMO wrote one of the gross reports that doesn't try much to really look like it cares about human rights. This and other news, read on..
April 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)
In April 2016, in Honduras, dam company DESA, its financers and concessioner, having killed Goldman Prize winner indigenous leader Bertha Caceres, continues to go after all those who fight in her name. A uni lecturer suffers an attempt, the same as 3 others before him, one of whom had been assassinated later.
March 2016 Honduras coup update - Berta's life (tags)
News of political murders, persecution and plunder in Honduras this March 2016, with a focus on the life of Berta Caceres
February 2016 Honduras Coup News (tags)
The Feb one is late and the March one will be up soon. February saw 5 Tolupanes assassinated, their names withheld from public news to not endanger others. Another indigenous organisation Copinh received many attacks and threats, that culminated in two very shocking murders in March. Read on...
International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier (tags)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
INGLEWOOD - In a day-long event, members of the Southern California chapter of the American Indian Movement, along with other members of the Native community and social justice activists, called for clemency for AIM activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 on trumped-up charges. The day featured speeches from well-known figures from the movement in defense of indigenous rights, musical and poetic performances, drums, and prayer.
January 2016 Honduras Coup update (tags)
This month in Honduras, 6 and a half years into the coup, attacks including fatal attacks continue against indigenous persons defending territory, workers from different walks of life, journalists, and even politicians. And from the general news section there are worrying warnings of increases of mass deportations from US, about Zika virus having been introduced as another US intervention as a form of biological warfare, and some updates on corruption and who is getting away with it and who might appear not to be..
December 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
News from Honduras in December 2015. Less news but bad news. Another environmental and human rights defender kidnapped. Navy shoots Garífuna (Afro-descendent Indigenous Hondurans) killing one and wounding another and say it was an accident because they thought they are drug traffickers. A Lenca indigenous activist was assassinated. A unionist and whistleblower seeks asylum. More funding approved from US and World Bank, always more of the same, more militarisation and more 'trickle down'...
Indigenous Hispanic areas also Economic Rights US (tags)
Many Central and South American countries claim to have indigenous populations. This is true and false. Panama, Costa Rica Venezuela and Colombia have rates under 2% each. The substantialsubstantial populations are in
Philippines: Lumads to AFP, NPA: Leave us alone (tags)
MANILA, Philippines — A group claiming to represent 33 lumad (indigenous people) tribes in Mindanao on Friday urged the military and the rebel group New People's Army (NPA) to stop dragging them into their conflict and to respect their human rights and ancestral domain.
Guatemalan President Resigns: Faces Corruption Charges (tags)
By the Bullet or the Burning Ballot (tags)
The week of June 7, 2015, Mexico´s midterm elections, saw an unprecedented surge in anti-government rebellion stemming from an electoral boycott and disruption called for by a diverse coalition of militant resistance groups. The legitimacy of government itself lay at stake in intense actions that signified state destitution. Among the manifestations, the indigenous autonomous pueblo of Álvaro Obregón called on anarchists to converge and help defend the community against the political party and police apparatus seeking to retake the territory. This piece outlines the regional events that unfolded, the general context of plummeting government legitimacy, and a firsthand account of anarchist-indigenous collaboration in defense of autonomous territory.
Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy (tags)
Honduras Coup, 6 years on (tags)
6 years into the coup, the news for June 2015 of political persecution against indigenous peoples, activists, journalists, and lgbti activists. A look at the current situation of crisis and grassroots movement with the IHSS crisis.
L.A. Stands in Solidarity with Australian Aborigines (tags)
“The Aboriginal people are the custodians of their land and have a responsibility to their ancestors to maintain sovereign ties to their land—which is far deeper than a 'lifestyle choice,' which you're probably aware that the prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, so disgracefully described the connection to land.” – Jess Harlen
Guadalupe's Day is today in LA, look for her (tags)
Guadalupe is seen and honored everywhere especiallly in LA, as everyone noticed. Most dont know the stories that are connected to her but can still relate and experience Guadalupe as a symbol of natural life forces, indigenous ones that emanate and connect us to earth. She is not a Cathoic nor a religious symbol or representative tho that has been co-opted via majority religious practices.
October 2014 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
October 2014 in Honduras.. 15 year old Maycol disappeared and killed in Rio Blanco his body found on the river they community defends, his brother was killed months before. Model cities marching on. Students taking the uni. Terrorism laws wanting to impose themselves. Have a look here...
September 2014 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September in Honduras...we now within two months of this infamous model cities (privatisation of entire cities) actually starting unless miraculous resistance springs up. But uprisings do actually happen, in Miskitia, a long boat ride or helicopter ride from much of Honduras, when pissed cops and soldiers arrested 40 at a party after people refused to give them alcohol or money for alcohol, and these agents of the system fired gunshots,wounding 4 who were locked up, the community didn't take it,the officers ran away, the community set on fire the copshop.
Columbus Day Protest, Downtown L.A. (tags)
Columbus Day has been suffering setbacks of late. Minneapolis; Berkeley, California; and most recently Seattle now observe Indigenous People's Day instead. San Francisco has Italian Heritage Day; Hawaii, Discoverers Day (i.e., the discovery of the islands by Polynesians); and South Dakota, Native American Day. Venezuela dropped Columbus Day in 2002 in favor of Day of Indigenous Resistance. Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, and other countries celebrate Dia de la Raza*. While Columbus Day's still recognized here in Southern California, a new annual protest occurs in downtown L.A.
August 2014 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
A monthly update of the political persecution and plunder in Honduras - see archives here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/
Columbus and The Legacy of Genocide (tags)
October 12th is Columbus Day, a day which is increasingly coming under criticism for celebrating a genocidal pirate, murderer, rapist, and enslaver who is credited with the “discovery” of the Western Hemisphere.
Protest and March Against Columbus and White Supremacy! (tags)
Join us for our Anti-Columbus and Anti-White Supremacy protest, Saturday, October 12,2013 @11am, Placita Olvera st. 12pm March to Los Angeles Cathedral 1pm march back to Placita Olvera! 1-2pm Protest and Rally on Lawn of Placita Olvera. Signs will be provided by Mexica Movement. Bring water and sunscreen. Arrive early for parking and do your best to carpool! ***This will be a PEACEFUL protest. No bs tolerated. BOYCOTT THE AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM! We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics! This planned museum completely destroys our Indigenous identity and erases our presence. It is a complete act of genocide. Read the report for yourself and see the obvious cover-up. We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics!
Reinventing Guatemalan History (tags)
Paradise Lost: The Flip Side of Boracay Island, Philippines (tags)
“We’re following the due process. And yet this due process is giving advantage to the rich claimants who continue to occupy and build structures inside the Ancestral Land of the Atis in Boracay. We might end up without a land of our own.” – Delsa Justo, Chief of Boracay Ati Tribal Organization BATO)
Idle No More – Los Angeles (tags)
A common sentiment expressed by speakers was, “if we won't do it, who will?”
San Pedro: Science Center Endangered/Tongva Village Site Revitalization (tags)
Jacob Gutierrez, a Tongva, is trying to preserve two valuable Indigenous and environmental areas in San Pedro.
SNWA General Manager Mulroy; A Legacy of Cultural Genocide Against the Goshute Nation (tags)
The use of propaganda to coerce transfer of indigenous populations from their homeland and cultural base is a violation of the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and could be defined as cultural genocide. Will this be the legacy of SNWA General Manager Patricia Mulroy's pipeline?
Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)
Indigenous people around the country are making their voices heard at occupations. Here in LA (occupied Yangna), the Indigenous Committee has been imparting many of these views in a local context.
THE ECONOMIC-POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE CORDILLERAS (tags)
A YEAR after the US-Aquino2 regime took power, the miserable situation in the Ilocos-Cordillera region mirrors the dismal state of the nation. From the impoverished tobacco and palay farmers in the Ilocos provinces to the indigenous people plowing hybrid corn fields, vegetable gardens and rice terraces in the Cordillera, the empty promises of the Aquino regime are reflected in the continuing violations and betrayal of the people?s right to land, livelihood and resources. The real boss of the Aquino administration turns out to be not the Filipino people, but US Imperialism as it furiously expands its economic interests as well as large scale corporate mines and geothermal and hydroelectric power projects in Northern Luzon and rams down the nation?s throat its Oplan Bayanihan (OPB), the so-called internal peace and security plan. It is these that exacerbate and continue to heighten the national oppression that reached ethnocidal proportion being suffered by indigenous people of the Cordillera and the Filipino people in general. Indeed, Aquino?s Daang Matuwid turns out to be no different from the substandard Halsema Highway with its erosions and slides, close-open status and serving mainly foreign interests in extracting super profits from the region?s resources. Oplan Bayanihan: Furthering the National Oppression of the Indigenous People Despite it?s deceptive psy-war features, Oplan Bayanihan (OPB) is fast showing up it?s true vicious character compared to its failed predecessor, Oplan Bantay Laya 1 & 2 of the unheralded and despicable US-Arroyo regime. The 5th IDPA and the NOLCOM of the AFP have overzealously applied its age-old imperialist master?s tactics of ?divide and rule? by exploiting indigenous social, economic and political systems in its counter-insurgency operations. They target not only combatants but more so innocent civilians including minors and the elderly. Coining nice sounding contraption to hide the harshness and vileness of Oplan Bayanihan does not succeed in erasing the notoriety of the AFP as armed units of the ruling class. Changing its notorious ?Reengineered Special Operations Teams? to ?Peace and Development Operations Teams?does not do the desired trick. It succeeds though in sowing intrigues and beclouding clear provisions of peace pact pagta where armed units (AFP/PNP and/or NPA) are not covered. Operating troops continue to quarter in schools, day-care centers, barangay halls and clinics, private homes and other public and sacred places contrary to clear provisions of CARHRIHL and Protocols of the Geneva Conventions. In many cases, families are broken up as a result of soldiers? womanizing. Young female students are also vulnerable to abuses especially where detachments are near schools. In one case, the whole tribesmen of a young lass have to be mobilized to demand accountability of the soldier?s tribes mate when a married soldier impregnated a young first year college student. Also drunken soldiers always spark troubles with youngsters even at the flimsiest of reasons.
Yanomami Indians seize plane in health protest (tags)
Yanomami Indians in the Brazilian Amazon have captured an airplane used by health workers, in protest at corruption within the health service.
Santander Bank suspends funding for controversial Brazilian dam (tags)
Europe?s largest bank, Santander, has suspended its funding for Brazil?s hugely controversial Santo Antonio dam, citing environmental and social concerns.
One different Easter (tags)
Those indigenous children they have schools that teach them to be westerners and consumers. It's necessary for not seeing them, that all of them will not have a future: Their farms infected by cyanide that destroys everything green that exist in our Mother the Earth.
Ranchers caught red-handed – from space (tags)
Wealthy landowners in Paraguay have been caught red-handed after newly-released satellite images showed their startling destruction of almost 4,000 hectares of forest – which is inhabited by uncontacted Indians.
Borneo tribes: 30-year regime ‘has destroyed everything’ (tags)
Tribespeople in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, say the 30-year rule of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud has ‘raped’ their land, destroyed their rainforests and brought ‘hardship and suffering’.
Tata Noah chief of Indigenous communities (tags)
My grandfather walked with a very long stick adorned with many allegories. Tata Noah told me long ago that it represented our true nation, which was all unknown, because many of those living in the village had given in to the viciousness of the white people and did not follow the customs of our fathers. That hurt my Tata, so when I arrived, he ever and ever told me many things and stories of our nation...
Uncontacted Amazon Indians face annihilation (tags)
A shocking report obtained by Survival International reveals that the home of the nomadic Awá tribe suffered more deforestation than any other indigenous territory in the Amazon in 2009.
Borneo indigenous leaders arrested (tags)
Police in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, have arrested two indigenous leaders for possession of ‘seditious materials’.
Western Shoshone Visit UN for Human Rights Review (tags)
Members of the Western Shoshone Defense Project traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the human rights record of the U.S. government pertaining to indigenous peoples. Despite the Treaty of Ruby Valley (1863) signed with the Shoshone Nation and the U.S., many harmful activities have been permitted to occur on Shoshone land "Newe Sogobia" including cyanide leach pit gold mining, military weapons testing, nuclear waste disposal and now the Ruby natural gas pipeline cutting through pristine sage grouse habitat and numerous indigenous archeological sites sacred to the Shoshone and Paiute.
Sept. 18, March to Support Manuel Jamines (tags)
Manuel Jamines was murdered in cold blood by an LAPD officer; and today several hundred people from many established Los Angeles activist groups came together in support of justice, and in protest against a police culture which has long supported brutality and killing of members of vulnerable communities and communities of color.
Pico Union/Westlake Rebellion after Rampart Police Murder Manuel Jamines - Indigenous Man (tags)
Manuel Jamines was murdered by Rampart police on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. He was a 37 year old indigenous man from Guatemala, who didn't speak English or even Spanish very well
Anarchist Book Fair – short report & photos (tags)
LOS ANGELES, Monday January 25, 2010 – Yesterday’s 2nd annual Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair was a huge success. Hundreds, at least 500+, gathered in the beautiful setting that is Barnsdale Park. The weather, the view and most of all the wonderful people all combined for a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Many had traveled from out of state (Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico to name a few) to come to the fair.
Behind the Coup Regime Curtain (tags)
"Providing an example of what else these citizens in civil resistance are up against, the pro-coup media then takes the demonstrators’ attempt to remain within the coup decree’s 20-person limit on public assemblies, and portrays it as a sign that the resistance has lost steam. The daily Heraldo, for example, covered that same demonstration with these dishonest words: “The security lines remain, and an important number of national and international journalists, and, of course, demonstrations, which are already almost insignificant for the number of participants."
Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy (tags)
As groups protest the Pittsburgh International Coal Conference days before the G-20 arrives in the city, additional actions against U.S. climate policy and the fossil fuels industry took place on both the east and west coasts.
Amazing Organizing in Honduras (tags)
“Who led the march?” he asked, then answering: “The young people, and also children and senior citizens did. We went into the streets with our drums. Our drums have accompanied this process since the beginning. Last night at this event’s inauguration the energy was high because our culture was here with us, and with us the voices of the ancestors, as we go forward constructing the new nation, the new community. A better future for the community depends on each one of you.”
Protest at Peruvian consulate (tags)
Friday, June 12, 2009 LOS ANGELES--Crowds of curious onlookers surrounded a group of indigenous rights activists, members of the Peruvian community, and environmentalists as they demonstrated in front of the Peruvian consulate today through dance, procession, chant, and speech.
Venezuela: Terror in Perija (tags)
* The following article was originally published on Jan. 30 2009 in El Mundo, a Caracas daily. Written by a member of the editorial collective of El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario , it calls attention to what we fear is a bloody attack against these original inhabitants of the western part of the country.
Bolivia's New Constitution: Progressive Change or Business As Usual (tags)
BEWARE "RAHNATAKIAS" – Cure For Obama Fever Is "Indian" History (tags)
Will Obama's nation building run over the human rights of the indigenous people's of the Americas? What did Obama mean by "the lines of the tribes shall soon dissolve", how does this relate to indigenous people who view their tribe as their people and structure of life?
6th Annual Indigenous People Panel Discussion (tags)
Theme: Impact of National and Geopolitical Events and Trends on Indigenous People (In the area of Education, Medicine, Social, Human Rights and Rights for Self determination)
BUSTAN's Ramadan/Rosh HaShana Event (tags)
you know about wars in the middle east and their impact on land, resources, and people. but not much is known about green efforts to make peace.
WaBun-Inini: A true American hero : praises Robert Mugabe (tags)
another enlightened supporter of Robert Mugabe in the face of neocolonial attacks on Zimbabwe
the Visionary Report (inaugural post) (tags)
This is *the* inauguration of "the visionary report", a report whose author(s) wish to inspire people, in a regularly appearing way, beyond the same old again and towards evolutionary meaning and living in this world.
Mexican Indigena Free Radio Station Under attack by PRISTAS: Communique directo (tags)
Long Standing Indigenous Radio Station, Radio Ñomndaa la Palabra del Agua, under attack by PRISTAS
Mendo Redwoods Corp plan for PL bankruptcy (tags)
Three chances for the public to voice their ideas, ask questions and present alternatives to the Mendocino Redwoods corporation's plans for logging on (Maxxam)/Pacific Lumber land following the PL bankruptcy..
Shocked by the Undercover Slaughterhouse Video? (tags)
HSUS' recent undercover investigation of a California slaughterhouse is making headlines around the world. Here are 5 things you can do to help end this kind of animal torture.
SAVE THE PEAKS CALL FOR SUPPORT! - Legal Battle to Protect Sacred Site Comes to Pasadena (tags)
The San Francisco Peaks are a unique mountain ecosystem which are managed as public lands in Northern Arizona. The Peaks are held Holy by more than 13 Indigenous Nations. A small ski area is threatening expansion and attempting to make fake snow from treated sewage effluent filled with harmful contaminants. A coalition of tribes and environmental groups have unified to prevent the environmental destruction, community health hazards and extreme desecration that would be caused by the proposed development. Although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the ski area plan, the case will be reheard in Pasadena on December 11th, 2007.
White Supremacist Lou Dobbs Confronted At UC San Diego (tags)
Report from Lou Dobbs protest at UC San Diego
Why We Don't Celebrate Thanksgiving (tags)
Live interview with Kahentinetha Horn, a member of the Mohawk Nation, editor of Mohawk Nation News and long-time fighter for the rights of indigenous people this Sunday (11/18), 4pm U.S. Eastern time on www.UhuruRadio.com.
Venezuela: Interview with an indigenous activist (tags)
* As part of the 2.300 delegates in the second Zapatista and indigenous community’s international reunion, which took place last July in Mexico, members of the wayuu community delivered a truly important message: Venezuelan indigenous community’s situation is very different than the declared by the government people in Caracas. El Libertario talked about the experience with Jorge Montiel, member of the Maikiralasa’lii.
Rally Tonight @ Artivist Film Festival *time sensitive* (tags)
Artivist choose to take money from Petrobras (big oil), this company is destroying the Amazon rainforest for profit. We say no more!
O’odham Return from Gathering with Mexico’s Indigenous and Subcomandante (tags)
A short report back on the recent indigenous resistance gathering in Northern Mexico
RESISTANT CULTURE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY SHOW FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH (tags)
PalCo Bankruptcy Plan; Maxxam Sells Redwoods to Developers (tags)
At Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, parent corporation Maxxam (Houston, TX headquarters) submits plan in Corpus Christi court to sell land for development to pay off their debt to creditors and continue logging with even less restrictions on their remaining land. CA residents are excluded from any decision making process in the bankruptcy proceedings.
!Anti-Canada Day 2007! (tags)
On July 1st 2007, the third annual Indigenous anti-canada day event was held in Coast Salish Territories (vancouver, B.C.). A rail line in the native neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was blockaded as part of Indigenous People's ongoing resistance to the occupation of our territories by the state of Canada and capitalist corporations. This was one of many actions across the continent.
6th UNPF Session to Focus on IP Land Rights (tags)
The Sixth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) slated to start on May 14 in New York will focus on indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories and natural resources. The UNPFII sessions will also include presentations on other key issues such as urban indigenous peoples and migration, data collection and disaggregation. Three Cordillerans will be among the over 1,000 representatives of indigenous organizations and communities around the world and advocate groups who are expected to participate in the two-week long UNPFII sessions. Joan Carling, from the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA)’s Advisory Council will present issues on political killings and worsening militarization of indigenous communities in the Philippines. She will also give a presentation on the continuing violation of the ancestral land rights of indigenous peoples and the manipulation of the Free Informed and Prior Consent (FPIC) process by mining and agribusiness companies, among others with the connivance of some government officials.
SOS/Minutemen Protest Indigenous Art (tags)
Members of Save Our State protest indigenous art at Baldwin Park City Hall on May 5, 2007
Zapatistas! Cucapa fishing is impacted by Colorado dams/diversions (tags)
Zapatista peace camp with Cucapa on Rio Colorado defends fishing rights, address loss of freshwater to delta, theft of agua by agribusiness corporations..
Native Youth Movement Tooled by AIM,Inc and ideologically-challenged naivete? (tags)
For many years there's been a storm of building hype in indigenous country (especially around the militant aspect of indigenous resistance), but of late, it's become more and more hyped-up in a most curious way, including character assasination attempts against long-time figures without contexts and empathy. All this appears to be having an effect of someone trying to drive a wedge between the vital experience (or praxis) of the elders, and the too often easily-exploited anger of youth just entering the movement. This time around it's centered on different conceptions about how to run a resistance, one swamped in ideology (and a short history of merits in direct action), the other having a long record of uncompromising defense of indigenous peoples who insist on their autonomy. This article goes thru, albeit roughly, some of the history of the building hype and ways in which movements are divided and conquered, and gives lessons about the remaining apparently easily-exploitable weaknesses of the radical movement today.
8th Annual GWS LA Event with Sò An (tags)
Report of 8th Annual Global Women’s Strike Los Angeles Event: An Evening of Resistance & Song with Sò An, Popular Haitian activist, political prisoner & folk singer
Report from the territory of the indigenous Cucupá (tags)
Report from the territory of the indigenous Cucupá people in the community of El Mayor, Baja California, northern Mexico. (Part I)
Black Mesa Support Updates (tags)
Black Mesa Support Updates
Buffalo River Dene Nation Seeks International Justice (tags)
Buffola River Dene Nation's Press Release announcing its attempt to seek justice at the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice.
Campamento Zapatista (tags)
Aracruz Celulose vs. Tupinik\im and Guarani indigenous peoples (tags)
Brazil: Aracruz Celulose responsible for acts of Violence against the Tupinikim and Guarani indigenous peoples
APOCALYPTO: Mel Gibson's Show of White Supremacy (tags)
For Indigenous people, Gibson's "Apocalypto" means "THE NEW GENOCIDE"
Proposals for APPO Congress (tags)
These proposals presented to the APPO Constitutional Congress held from Friday to Sunday, November 10-12, are based on traditional indigenous horizontal structures.
11/01 Demonstration of Oaxacans and Supporters at Mexican Consulate, with Audio Interview (tags)
Several hundred members of Oaxacan indigenous groups and their supporters picketed the Mexican Consulate today in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca. Afterward, APPO/LA member Odelia Romero provided a 10 minute interview in English explaining the nature of the Oaxacan movement and its local support groups (included).
Photos of indigenous fiestas and dances (tags)
Photos of indigenous fiestas, dances and traditions. Site strictly NON comercial neither touristic!
"We Want This Border to Disappear" (tags)
Marcos in Magdalena de Kino. Zapatista: Report Back from La Otra Campaña (The Other Campaign" in Rancho El Peñasco, Mexico
Indigenous Messages In Museum Exhibit (tags)
CAFAM Museum Features Many Anti-Imperialism Messages, But Many Messages Point to Ongoing Occupation In The Western Hemisphere
Genocide Memorial on Columbus Day (tags)
East Los Angeles College hosted a solemn genocide memorial on Columbus Day, marking the day in which Europeans initiated the holocaust of 70 to 100 million Indigenous People.
FERC under GW Bush regime contributes to genocide (tags)
Recent GW Bush/Cheney regime influenced FERC decision to relicense Klamath River dams contributes to the genocide of indigenous nations (Yurok, Hupa, Karuk) living along the Klamath River ecosystem.
Ecoanarchists help reclaim southcentral farm (tags)
The destructive bulldozer raid by real estate developer Ralph HorowitzCo. & LA Sheriffs' on LA's southcentral community farm only resulted in strengthening the resistance and improved networking between sc campesino farmers, ecoanarchists and permaculture communities..
Apocalypse No! an indigenist perspective (tags)
THIS POST NEEDS TO BE CENTER COLUMN OR AT THE VERY LEAST "LOCAL NEWS."
Apocalypse No! (tags)
“The time of warnings, passive resistance and conformity is already passed. All of us are now confronted with an enormous challenge: SURVIVAL" - Council of Indigenous Elders and Priests of the Americas
Solving ecological problems by restoring indigenous wisdom (tags)
Indigenous ecoknowledge can help in solving modern man-made problems with permaculture, decolonization, dismantling border fence, riparian floodplain restoration, etc..
Aztlan | Lessons in Politics (tags)
Today, and for the present, Aztlan is a spiritual concept, an ideational concept. But what does the future hold for the indigenous peoples of Anahuac?
The Language of Life: Reflections on the South Central Farm (tags)
"...The root cause of the problems that threaten life on earth is the concept of land title acquired and maintained by force. Since modern civilization is based on this concept, it does not hold the key to peace." - Hopi Elder Martin Gashweseoma
The Right to be Anywhere on This Continent (tags)
Comments on immigrants from Native Americans
Support Indigenous Rights: Host a Grassy Narrows Movie Night (tags)
Join activists across Canada and the United States in supporting the First Nations Community of Grassy Narrows by hosting a movie night. The film tracks the struggles and resistance movement of Grassy Narrows in their efforts to protect their land and way of life. Email email@example.com to get more information and materials.
Atenco No Está Solo (tags)
Protestors rally near the City of Industry to fight a government-corporate land grab in the small Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco.
Macho Men and State Capitalism - Is Another World Possible? (tags)
* Latin America is boiling with revolutionary potential these days that could redefine economics, politics and social relations. But sometimos things aren't always as they seem. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is widely seen to be at the center of Latin America's transformation by building a regional trade bloc through the creation of ALBA and Venezuela's membership in Mercosur to oppose U.S. dominance and its constant push for free trade agreements with Latin American governments.
Biodegradable Eating Utensils, Alternative Energy, and Indigenous Culture at Eco Maya (tags)
“The paper goods are made from [materials] like corn, rice, and sugarcane, and they are all biodegradable. Even the trash bags are biodegradable. What we’re trying to do is change the way that festivals are produced.” – Carmelo Alvarez, event co-organizer
MP3 - An interview with Jessie from the Mexica Movement (tags)
Recorded on April 10, 2006 at the downtown LA march for immigrant rights. Jessie talks about the untold history of indigenous peoples and the European invasion and 500+ years occupation of the Americas.
Conservation of Symbiotic Bees Pollinators and Vernal Pool Goldfields (tags)
Developers attempt to build sprawl-marts on top of critical habitat for a great many endnagered species in the Sacramento Valley's vanishing vernal pools. What are some reasons for protecting the valley's vernal pool biodiversity?
The Great Los Angeles March Against Racism: An Indigenous Perspective (tags)
The largest march in Los Angeles history; Indigenous People protest racism against them and their rights. Estimates are between 500,000 and 2 million people.
Support Indigenous Rights: Sign the Free Grassy Narrows Petition (tags)
In Ontario, Canada, an indigenous community called the Grassy Narrows First Nation are being subjected to human rights abuses. Logging companies, Weyerhaeuser and Abitibi are clear-cut logging their land without the community’s consent. This exploitation is poisoning their waters with toxins, robbing the community of economic opportunities, and destroying their way of life. Sign the petition - www.FreeGrassy.org
Call for CIPO-RFM Tour - West Coast and South West (tags)
Proposed tour for the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca – Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM)in the South West and West Coast (with proposed kick off event in Los Angeles). The CIPO-RFM is an autonomous organization of indigenous and non-indigenous people who ally themselves with the struggle for indigenous rights and social justice all over the world
8000 Sacred Drums Ceremony (tags)
INDIGENOUS WORLD CONGRESS FOR THE HEALING OF MOTHER EARTH
URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)
Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"
Violence against indigenous women a lesson to us all (tags)
Men have now used the desert itself as a verbal threat to women of what may happen to them if they do not obey.
Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)
The six cases of rape allegedly committed by military officials that are documented in this report amount to torture and should be investigated as serious human rights violations.
Call to All Indigenous Peoples and All People Fighting for Justice (tags)
This Tashunka Witko Brigade radio program, in English and Spanish, features an interview with the organizer of the Ceremonial Run for Indigenous Dignity in BC. This run is part of the efforts to fulfill the prophecy of the condor and the eagle to unite all indigenous peoples.
Racism in Mexico* (tags)
Indians are often not allowed to do the easier plant packing work; ostensibly because they are "too short" to reach the vegetables to sort and pick them. Migrant farm workers in the south have been subjected to discriminatory police brutality. These people claim that police specifically target them for abuse. Reports indicate that the police target those with "markers" of being Indian, such as skin color and height.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Report 2005
EZLN Otra Campana asambleas begin (tags)
The Zapatistas began today the first of a series of town-hall like meetings that will comprise the bulk of a six-month nationwide caravan dubbed as the Other Campaign. The campaign will touch every state in Mexico and aspires to form a wide-ranging non-electoral and anti-capitalist alliance that can be a powerful enough of a force to implement a new constitution for Mexico.
THE ZAPATISTA APPROACH TO POLITICS (tags)
Mexico - The "Other Campaign" -An Interview with Sergio Rodriguez of the Zapatista magazine "Rebeldia" by Miguel Romero
Native American Environmental Artists Needed (tags)
The International Center for Environmental Arts has a call for Indigenous visual and performing artists for the exhibition: Gathering of Power, featuring contemporary art from the Indigenous World. This will be a collaborative programs with The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and SITE, Santa Fe’s 2006 biennial exhibition, curated by independent curator Klaus Ottmann.
Willy Wonka and the Racism Factory (tags)
An in-depth critique of Tim Burton’s 2005 film "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
(NO) BORDER ENCUENTRO - CALL TO ACTION (tags)
Join us in San Diego - August 27-28, 2005 - for a weekend of strategizing and organizing against the border and the minutemen.
Local Activists Meet to Discuss Zapatista Red Alert (tags)
When Comandante Marcos sent out a general red-alert last week from the Zapatista community in Chiapas, Mexico, ripples of concern could be felt worldwide.
Baldwin Park 2: Statement of a Harmony Keeper (tags)
In Honor of All of you who made Baldwin Park 2 a unified and potent expression of the heart and will of our People .
Chiapas en Alerta Roja (tags)
To the People of Mexico / To the Peoples of the World June 19, 2005 / Brothers and Sisters: As of today, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation has declared, throughout all rebel territory, a GENERAL RED ALERT Based on this, we are informing you:
Zapatistas: War in Chiapas likely to resume (tags)
Last Sunday, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation has put her regular army and her militia on red alert. Dozens of members of autonomous regional zapatista governments, the Councils of Good Government, fled to the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state. From now on they work in a clandestine and nomadic manner. The offices of the autonomous municipalities and regions have been closed. Members of civil society who are in Chiapas right now are urged to leave rebelious territory, or stay at their own risk. The motivations for the red alert are unknown right now. It is very likely that the shooting war, that cost hundreds of lives in january of 1994, will be resumed.
EZLN Communique: Red Alert - EZLN declara alerta roja general (tags)
Communique of the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee - General Comand of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. - Translated by irlandesa.
Chevron y Shell's particiaption in Ogoni y Ilaje genocide (tags)
The Ogoni and Ilaje people's lives in the Niger River delta were taken too soon by the corporate thugs hired by Chevron-Texaco/Shell..
ALERTA! CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST ARMED KKK MEMBERS HUNTING MEXICANS AT BORDER! (tags)
MINUTEMEN are patrolling AZ border, armed with various weapons, and have already "captured" as much as 141 people. WE MUST NOT BE SILENT DURING THIS! ORGANIZE NOW!
Support Indigenous People Of Chiapas (tags)
A Benefit Concert Supporting the Indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico. To educate the public on the suffering of the people primarily the youth and their struggle against globalization. YA BASTA!!!
April 23rd: Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra (tags)
SAT. APRIL 23rd in Casa Blanca (Riverside) featuring spkrs reports from the EZLN communities, chicano activists, live graffiti, hip hop and punk fest!!!!!! El Vuh, Funkollective, Aztlan Underground, Collectivo Error, FLATTBUSH, and MORE.
Mex/CA Cotton workers & cancer (tags)
Corporate cotton, rio agua theft, pesticide exposure and worker cancer, loss of indigenous culture in maquiladoras, Chiapas/Oaxaca impacts of NAFTA/WTO/PPP/etc..
A Deep Response to Russell Means' Excellent Analysis of European Political Limitations! (tags)
This is a thought-through response to Russell Means' article "For American to Live, Europe Must Die". The original article, listed in the general publishing archive below (which *should* be put in the features section, but we know that most IMC'ers are playing meta games), is a MUST READ for all who are serious at all about the realities of our time, including post-Left anarchists!
Depleted uranium in Iraq stolen from under Dineh land (tags)
Depleted uranium used in Iraq by US military results in babies born deformed and also cancer. The source of the uranium is from native lands, also causing cancer in indigenous people living there..
Indybay Print Collective presents Fault Lines - Issue 6 (tags)
Issue 6 of Fault Lines has hit the streets!
EZLN images of a movement. An exhibit retrospective of the ZAPATISTA struggle (tags)
A visual exploration of the Zapatista movement, the daily life of the indigenous peoples of Chiapas, and the various manifestations of support that the Mexican and international civil society has given to the social, political and cultural movement provoked by the EZLN.
Native Oaks and Rice over GMO (tags)
Alternatives to GMO/GE agribusiness monoculture is found in nature's bounty of wild edible foods that can be included into permaculture farming..
Oaks and Permaculture in Sacto/San Joaquin Valley (tags)
Dependency on petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides is part of the reason the US military is still in Iraq protecting corporations extracting petroleum from Iraqi oil wells. Growing oaks in the monoculture agribuisiness fields of the San Joaquin valley would help reduce our dependency on the petrochemically derived fertilizers..
Globalization Study Group in LA (tags)
Is there any interest in forming a study group to discuss globalization, to seek some personal and community understanding of it, and to brainstorm plans of action to deal with it? Would you be interested?
M20 Photos Indigenous Dancers (tags)
Indigenous Dancers at Hollywood Peace Rally, March 20, 2004
The Ruckus Society rethinks the U.S. anti-corporate globalization movement (tags)
“Close your eyes,” directs a young workshop facilitator. In the sticky heat of a secluded Florida campground, under a large open-air tent, a group of activists closes their eyes. “Now I want you to picture an anti-corporate globalization activist.” The campers furrow their collective brows. “Okay,” says the facilitator, after a brief pause, “how many saw a white person?”
BTL:Mexico's Zapatista Movement Strengthens Its Base of Support on... (tags)
...10th Anniversary of Chiapas Rebellion. Interview with Tom Hansen, Mexico Solidarity Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Call to LA & OC Indigenous People... (tags)
Come join us tomorrow, more details below...
"No Thanks" Presentation in OC This Sunday (tags)
Please see below
"No Thanks" Presentation/Educational Forum 11/23/03 (tags)
Please see below.
Colectividades 2003: A Call to Converge (tags)
Our intention in organizing Colectividades 2003 is to unite collectives and individuals working for justice, to cross-pollinate our struggles, and to strengthen our networks -- especially across the border.
Indigenous People's Day (tags)
How do European immigrants with any consciousness address the genocidal acts committed against the Indigenous Peoples of this land called North America?
indigenous peoples day (tags)
just a question about l.a.
Protest Columbus Day in OC 10/12/03 (tags)
Protest Columbus Day at San Juan Capistrano Mission
Anti-Columbus Protest-10/12 (tags)
Protest "Columbus Day" at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Sunday October 12, 2003 at 10 AM.
Israel-Palestine + Fresca is Sick, and bloodthirsty. I ask all of you to Please read. (tags)
Farmers and Indigenous United (tags)
Historic Gathering Set for October 12 in Venezuela
Mexico-The Zapatista Army and the Caracoles-A Marxist Analysis (tags)
CKUT Radio: Confronting the WTO Ministerial in Cancun Mexico (tags)
Mexica New Year Event (tags)
please see below
12/30: AmericasWatch - Looking Back 2002 to Look Forward 2003 (tags)
Occational News Services from PeaceNoWar.net URL: www.PeaceNoWar.net **2002 PeaceNoWar/ActionLA Suggests Holiday Reading/Film/Music Lists URL: http://www.actionla.org/ActionLA/2002list.htm
The Racist Irony of Zionism (tags)
Zionists who accuse others--the opponents of the racist ideology of Zionism--of being anti-Semitic are truly being ironic.
Terror of Thanksgiving (tags)
Find out why we do not give Thanks on "Thanksgiving."
Kichwa Community in Ecuador (tags)
Sarayacu, a native Kichwa Community in Ecuador
The Denial of Imperialism (tags)
The denial of the existence of US imperialism in the corporate media and academia and the manifestations of its actual existence.
BTL:Nicaraguan Human Rights Attorney Fighting for Indigenous Rights Target of... (tags)
...Assassination Attempt. Interview with Maria Acosta, Center for Legal Assistance to Indigenous Peoples in Nicaragua conducted by Denise Manzari
Pig Cabin Lonely, Tecumpse’s Contempt: Thinking ShawanoeNabeg or thinking ..... (tags)
Scary Pig Cabin Lonely People Need Good Will Too, to remember when tricking or treating this Ween. Trick, I didn’t proof read, your treat, but how much Nabeg-ness is on IMC. And that is the question, personally in the costumes of social constructions and maybe identity when and where they create bad or ill will. This is Dave ‘Min-like musing for a Indigenous or Nabeg Ween for everybody’s global tribal ‘anti-globalizm/anti-war’ door knocking. One reference article follows.
Happy Queer Ween (tags)
A thought about Queer Theory and Indigenous Theory Contributions to one another on this most indigenous Queer Holiday.
"Columbus Day" Presentation (tags)
The Cultural Center of Anahuac is having a presentation on Saturday, October 12, about the crimes of Columbus, and the atrocities that occurred at the California Missions.
Anti-Terrorist Unit Uses Excessive Force On Indigenous Family (tags)
INSET, the RCMP's new post-Sept. 11 anti-terrorist team, which raided my home and office on July 30, continues to target political dissent in Canada. This latest raid, carried out against Native rights activists on Sept. 23, shows more of INSET's true colours. David Barbarash
"Columbus Day" Protest (tags)
Protest Columbus Day at San Juan Capistrano Mission on October 12 from 10AM-12:30 PM, followed by a presentation about Columbus' and the Missionaries crimes!
Globalizing Justice in the Peten Jungle of Guatemala (tags)
Speaker from Peter rainforest comes to LA to speak about Plan Puebla Panama on October 7th.
About the Heroic Struggle of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana (tags)
SQUATTING, REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE: THE CRIMINAL CODE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND IN BAJA CALIFORNIA
US is financing murder of possibly millions in Cauca (Columbia) (tags)
We must help to stop the murder... please read and spread the word.. public awareness deters the evil force
Indigenous Performers Lead March (tags)
8/3/02 "Protest Police Brutality in Long Beach" rally. Indigenous performers lead march.
OAXACAN ANARCHISTS DEMAND JUSTICE (tags)
ANARCHISTS JUMP ON SCENE IN OAXACA, MEXICO TO DEMAND JUSTICE AND AN END TO INSTITUTIONAL PARAMILITARISM... CHECK GLOBAL LINK FOR UPDATES
que viva bolivia (tags)
Evo Morales, an Aymara Indian and a leader of the coca-growers union in Bolivia,....
PARAMILITARIES MURDER INDIGENOUS LEADER (tags)
In a March 5th communiqué from the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) - the traditional authority of indigenous communities in the department of Cauca, Colombia - the sad news of the assassination of Indian leader and activist Samuel Fernandez Dizu was announced.
Please help this vision become reality... (tags)
With the participation of a mere 6,000 people (what's the population of LA?), we can protect hundreds of acres per year, worldwide, have places to live outside of the cities, and give back to the indigenous people of the Earth...all for just $10 apiece!:)
33 1/3 Gallery Presents Zapatista Photo Exhibit (tags)
A New Suite of Photos by B+ and Eric Coleman Titled Seven Days On La Marcha
How Our Ancient Indigenous Ancestors of Mexico Viewed and Punished Lesbianism (tags)
Estimada Raza de Aztlan