Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Colonialism & Conquest

Indigenous Environmental Defender Killed, Logging Mafia Targets Tribe

Featured image: The Guardians of the Amazon recently destroyed a logging truck they discovered in their territory. © Guardians of the Amazon      by Survival International Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in … Continue reading Indigenous Environmental Defender Killed, Logging Mafia Targets Tribe

Ongoing Injustice Against Standing Rock Protesters

Featured image: Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Camp, October 12, 2016. Photo: Irina Groushevaia/flickr.      by Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter Poza / Intercontinental Cry Standing Rock protesters faced below-freezing conditions, water cannons, sponge rounds, bean bag rounds, stinger rounds, teargas grenades, pepper spray, Mace, Tasers, and even a sound weapon. Officers carried weapons openly and threatened protesters constantly, by many … Continue reading Ongoing Injustice Against Standing Rock Protesters

As Indigenous Peoples Wait Decades for Land Titles, Companies Are Acquiring Their Territories

Featured image: The Shipibo-Konibo people rely on forests for hunting, fishing and natural resources. Photo by Juan Carlos Huayllapuma/CIFOR      by World Resources Institute via Intercontinental Cry The Santa Clara de Uchunya community has lived in a remote section of the Peruvian Amazon for generations. Like many indigenous groups, this community of the Shipibo-Konibo people have … Continue reading As Indigenous Peoples Wait Decades for Land Titles, Companies Are Acquiring Their Territories

Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Featured image: The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated indigenous people in the Amazon. © Fiona Watson/Survival      by Survival International A measles epidemic has hit an isolated Amazon tribe on the Brazil-Venezuela border which has very little immunity to the disease. The devastating outbreak has the potential to kill hundreds of tribespeople unless emergency … Continue reading Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Seven Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Killed in the Last Month

Featured image:  CODECA members march to Guatemala City from their communities to march on June 12, 2018. By @GtCodeca on Twitter.       by Cultural Survival In the past week three human rights defenders from the Campesino Development Committee have been killed, totaling seven fatal attacks on human rights defenders in Guatemala over the past four weeks. … Continue reading Seven Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Killed in the Last Month

Cultural Survival Condemns the Killing of Maya Mam Woman Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez

     by Cultural Survival Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez was shot and killed by border patrol after crossing the border in Laredo, Texas on May 23, 2018. The border patrol agent who fired the shot fatally wounding Gomez Gonzalez remains on administrative leave. Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez, 19 years old, was from the Maya Mam community … Continue reading Cultural Survival Condemns the Killing of Maya Mam Woman Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez

Indigenous Mental Health and the Psychological Political Warfare of the Nicaraguan State

     by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Intercontinental Cry has been reporting for almost exactly two years now on the escalating state-sponsored violence in Nicaragua, while many otherwise informed people remained stubbornly, loyally, and piously in denial –  clinging to the romantic Sandinista, anti-imperialist, revolutionary narrative… It’s charming; it really is. And, that’s why it has become so … Continue reading Indigenous Mental Health and the Psychological Political Warfare of the Nicaraguan State

The Tragic Death of Peruvian Indigenous Healer Olivia Arévalo

     by Sebastián Ortega and Jhonny Valle Ayuque / openDemocracy via Intercontinental Cry Leader of the Shipibo-konibo community, Olivia Arévalo Lomas, was 81 years old when she was shot in the chest and murdered. The principal suspect, Canadian Paul Woodroffe, died a few hours later. The leader, practitioner of traditional medicine and defender of the Peruvian Amazon, Olivia … Continue reading The Tragic Death of Peruvian Indigenous Healer Olivia Arévalo

Tanzania’s Maasai Losing Ground to Tourism

Featured image: Maasai from the village of Naiyobi courtesy of the Oakland Institute     by John C. Cannon / Mongabay An investigation by the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, has turned up allegations that the government of Tanzania is sidelining the country’s Maasai population in favor of tourism. The government and some foreign investors worry … Continue reading Tanzania’s Maasai Losing Ground to Tourism