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Colombia: Sierra Nevada Indigenous Leader Murdered

Featured image: Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela was shot dead in the head in Colombia. © El Heraldo      by Survival International Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela, 43, was a leader of the Wiwa tribe and a campaigner for both indigenous and women’s rights. The Wiwa are one of four tribes that live on the Sierra Nevada de … Continue reading Colombia: Sierra Nevada Indigenous Leader Murdered

Tuahka Indigenous Leader Shot and Killed in Nicaragua

The climate of violence endemic to the ongoing resource wars, illegal occupation, violent siege, and politically motivated land grabs of Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Autonomous Region, is continuing to escalate.

On Wednesday evening, January 25, the death of a well-known Tuahka Indigenous leader was confirmed – Camilo Frank López was shot in the forehead and killed while leaving a local bar with his cousin. López was the current Tuahka Indigenous Territorial Government Prosecutor. ... Continue reading →

Obama’s Pettus Bridge

     by Noah Weber On Sunday, March 7, 1965, roughly 600 African Americans and their allies gathered and marched towards Montgomery, Alabama in order to take a stand and draw attention to the fact that 99% of Selma, Alabama’s registered voters were white, and that the African American community was being denied their legal … Continue reading Obama’s Pettus Bridge

Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!

by Renée Gerlich A New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) spokesperson has instigated an online pact against yours truly. That might flatter me, if it weren’t so effective. It’s titled “Against Human Rights” – appropriately, since it exists specifically to help negate an individual woman’s rights to further education, a voice, and a livelihood. The pact (below) misrepresents my concerns about women‘s safety and the … Continue reading Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!

Professor Watchlist fails in reasoned argument

     by Robert Jensen From a “critique” of my work on the latest Professor Watchlist, I learned that I’m a threat to my students for contending that we won’t end men’s violence against women “if we do not address the toxic notions about masculinity in patriarchy … rooted in control, conquest, aggression.” That quote … Continue reading Professor Watchlist fails in reasoned argument

Water Protectors Attacked at Barricade

On November 20th at approximately 6PM CST over 100 Water Protectors from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps mobilized to a nearby bridge to remove a barricade that was built by the Morton County Sheriff's Department and the State of North Dakota. This barricade, built after law enforcement raided the 1851 treaty camp, not only restricts North Dakota residents from using the 1806 freely but also puts the community of Cannon Ball, the camps, and the Standing Rock Tribe at risk as emergency services are unable to use that highway. ... Continue reading →

Security Firm Running Dakota Access Pipeline Intelligence Has Ties to U.S. Military Work in Iraq and Afghanistan

     by Steve Horn / Desmog TigerSwan is one of several security firms under investigation for its work guarding the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota while potentially without a permit. Besides this recent work on the Standing Rock Sioux protests in North Dakota, this company has offices in Iraq and Afghanistan and is run by a … Continue reading Security Firm Running Dakota Access Pipeline Intelligence Has Ties to U.S. Military Work in Iraq and Afghanistan

Encrypt text messages & voice calls with Signal

Signal is a free, easy to use app, for Android or iPhones, that replaces the default texting app. When sending to other users with Signal installed, it’ll perform end to end encryption, meaning the cell carrier and anyone else can not read the message as it passes through the system. If sending to people without … Continue reading Encrypt text messages & voice calls with Signal

The Mapuche’s Cross-border Struggle for Freedom and Autonomy from Argentina and Chile

     by Alejandra Gaitan Barrera and Fionuala Cregan / Intercontinental Cry Ever since the incursion of rampant neoliberalism in Chile and Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s, the Mapuche territory or Wallmapu, located south of the Bio Bio River, has been subjected to immeasurable domination and constant exploitation at the hands of a diverse range … Continue reading The Mapuche’s Cross-border Struggle for Freedom and Autonomy from Argentina and Chile