Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Colonialism & Conquest

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

“Paper Genocide:” Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care

Featured image: Gage Skidmore on flickr. Some Rights Reserved.      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Native Americans have long existed in a legal and cultural limbo, surviving the devastating impacts of a trail of broken treaties by the U.S. government with staunch determination to maintain their unique cultures and legal federally recognized tribal sovereignty. In … Continue reading “Paper Genocide:” Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care

STOP THE MADNESS: Major Wind Energy Generation Facility Proposed for Nevada Wildland

Editors note: Wind energy is destroying the planet just like fossil fuels. So-called “renewable energy” development threatens a massive amount of land globally in the coming years. We will fight all activities that destroy the land, even when greenwashing propaganda tells us these projects are “sustainable.” We know bullshit when we see it. Capitalists own … Continue reading STOP THE MADNESS: Major Wind Energy Generation Facility Proposed for Nevada Wildland

Squeeze Every Drop of Slave’s Blood Out of Ourselves

Editor’s note: this is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s talk, which you can listen to here. What does it mean to decolonize my heart and mind, and how do I go about doing that?     by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Many indigenous people have said to me that the first and … Continue reading Squeeze Every Drop of Slave’s Blood Out of Ourselves

India: Tribes threatened by Conservation, Plan Historic Protest

Featured image: Baiga women threatened with illegal eviction, Achanakmar Tiger Reserve. The villagers are determined to stay and say they don’t want to leave their forest home. © Survival International      by Survival International Hundreds of Baiga people from the area that inspired Kipling’s The Jungle Book are rallying to oppose the authorities’ attempts to evict … Continue reading India: Tribes threatened by Conservation, Plan Historic Protest

Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Featured image: The Baka are better at looking after their environment than anyone else. © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas      by Survival International Four Baka – two women and two men – were beaten up by eco-guards in the Republic of Congo last week. The Baka had just returned to their village, after spending the day in the … Continue reading Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested