Earth Day 2020: Clear Vision for Environmental Action

Open Invitation for entities committed to the Earth and her children: Co-Sponsor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020: Clear Vision for Environmental Action. Dear First Nation, non-government organization, local jurisdiction or entity, April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and as you may know we are facing environmental crises greater than ever. Pollution and production processes threaten life on this planet. And they are projected to get worse. We must change this course. We must transform. Quickly and soundly.   We are [...]

Walking On Stolen Land

2019 Thanksgiving statement by Leonard Peltier   The year of 2019 is coming to a close and with it, comes the day most Americans set aside as a day for Thanksgiving. As I let my mind wander beyond the steel bars and concrete walls, I try to imagine what the people who live outside the prison gates are doing, and what they are thinking. Do they ever think of the Indigenous people who were forced from their homelands? Do they understand that with every step they take, [...]

The World is in Flames, and the US is Barely Smoldering

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. httpss://antiracist.org/the-world-is-in-flames-and-the-us-is-barely-smoldering/ There are simultaneous protests going on around the world on a scale perhaps not seen globally since the uprisings of 1968 shook the imperialist system to its foundations. Massive demonstrations in Ecuador nearly toppled the government and forced a roll back of exploitative policies. In Chile, protests against a rise in Metro fares have led to the government announcing a state of emergency in two provinces, including the capital. In Haiti resistance to the US-imposed government is growing steadily despite repression. [...]

Bolivia re-elects Evo Morales

New blow for US imperialism as Bolivia re-elects Evo Morales by Fiona Edwards httpss://www.thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/24/new-blow-for-us-imperialism-as-bolivia-re-elects-evo-morales/ Bolivian president Evo Morales, whose government has overseen improving living standards and a dramatic reduction in poverty while in power, has been re-elected. This is yet another blow for the ongoing US campaign to get rid of left-of-centre governments in Latin America and boost their austerity-supporting opponents.   Right-wing hits out despite “no evidence” of irregularities   With around 99% of the final vote counted in the presidential election, Morales had secured almost [...]

Re-Kindling Xicanismo

Re-Kindling the Fire of Chicanismo: The Imperative for Xican@ Liberation Encuentros by Kristian Emiliano Vasquez httpss://xicanatiahui.weebly.com/blog/re-kindling-the-fire-of-chicanismo-the-imperative-for-xican-liberation-encuentros ? 527 years of Indigenous resistance in las Américas against the globalizing world-system of capitalism, modernity, and the West (as a project) is an ongoing struggle that appears to also have a global impact. From Mauna Kea, to Puerto Rico, to Haiti, to Oakflat, to Guerrero, to the Amazon, and to El Salvador; to Hong Kong, to France, and to Kashmir; the world over has responded to these crises created out [...]

15th Many Winters Gathering Of Elders Oct 10-13, San Pedro

The Many Winters Gathering Of Elders (MWGOE) Committee, in partnership with Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC), is excited to announce the 15th MWGOE at AGCC on October 10th – 13th. Located on traditional Tongva territories, the MWGOE plays a vital role in the LA Native community's healing, with the participation and support of the original peoples of the land. The Gathering will host and welcome Indigenous elders from across Turtle Island to share oral traditions, teachings, and medicine. Over the course of four days, speakers gather and [...]

Close the Camps! Stop the Raids! Rally Oct. 12

Close the Camps! Stop the Raids! No More Deportations! End All Sheriff complicity with ICE and CPB! From the day he took office, Donald Trump has escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out white supremacist imperialist war against immigrants and indigenous peoples, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents' arms, targeting black and brown bodies for violence and abuse. This policy has a name: Genocide. Each new affront has been met with outrage and protest but even when he [...]

Indonesia Kills 20 in West Papua Protests

Indonesia Kills 20 in West Papua Protests by Febriana Firdaus httpss://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/deaths-reported-fresh-protests-indonesia-west-papua-190923071714912.html At least 20 people have been killed, including three shot by police, and dozens injured following a new wave of clashes between demonstrators and government forces in Indonesia's West Papua region on Monday, prompting President Joko Widodo to call a security meeting. Sixteen people were killed in Wamena city where hundreds demonstrated and burned down a government office and other buildings, authorities said. Four of the other fatalities were from the clashes that took place on [...]

Stop Blaming Cows and Start Targeting the Corporations that are Destroying the Amazon

Stop Blaming Cows and Start Targeting the Corporations that are Destroying the Amazon by Anthony Pahnke httpss://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Stop-Blaming-Cows-and-Start-Targeting-the-Corporations-that-are-Destroying-the-Amazon-20190827-0025.html Most of the reporting on the fires raging in the Amazon try to identify the guilty parties.  Some of those that have been identified include ranchers and loggers, as well as the rightwing government of Jair Bolsonaro for its lack of enforcing environmental regulations.  Yet, what we need to consider is that no single actor is responsible for destroying the rainforest, but instead corporate supply chains that crisscross our planet.  [...]

Israel May Face First Arab to Lead Parliamentary Opposition

Israel May Face First Arab to Lead Parliamentary Opposition Joint List chair, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), was interviewed by Israel’s Reshet Bet (Network B) radio in August, to discuss possible outcomes of the September 17 general elections. Odeh told his audience that if Benny Gantz's Blue & White Party forms a unity government with Netanyahu's Likud, Odeh, leading a projected bloc of 11 to 13 seats in the Knesset, will emerge as the first Arab head of the Knesset opposition parties. “Gantz is neither politically or intellectually [...]

Massive Strike in Colombia

Over 180 Organizations take Part in Massive Strike in Colombia   On April 25, over 180 social movements, political parties, trade unions, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations, mobilize on Colombia’s major roads, streets, highways, plazas, universities and shop floors as part of the National Strike. This massive strike will see participation from diverse sectors of Colombian society, who have united in their diversity to challenge the repressive right-wing national government. With the mobilization, the Colombian movements seek to present several key demands to the government. A major demand [...]

Beyond the Green New Deal: Eco-Socialism & De-Colonization

Beyond the Green New Deal -- Eco-Socialism & Decolonization by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Environmental catastrophes in southern Africa and in the US mid-west underscore the fact that life-threatening damage from capitalist-induced climate change is happening already. Hundreds died as a result of the cyclone in Mozambique and elsewhere, where the resultant flooding has caused an "inland sea". Record flooding in Nebraska and elsewhere has caused multi-million-dollars of destruction, and more flooding is anticipated. Native communities in South Dakota have been particularly [...]