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29.11.2020

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

In this special rebroadcast of a Democracy Now! exclusive documentary, we break the media blockade and go to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco’s violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United… »

28.11.2020

Epistemic Violence against Indigenous Peoples

Epistemic Violence against Indigenous Peoples

By Silvel Elías – IWGIA Injustice regarding the validity of ancestral knowledge has been one of the many racist practices established by the colony. For five centuries, a systematic attack has persisted, in a bid to bring an end to the creation, conservation and transmission of the knowledge of native… »

26.11.2020

Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit

Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit

“Sometimes a project is so bad, so indefensible, that the politics fall to the wayside and we get the right decision.” By Andrea Germanos Environmental campaigners stressed the need for the incoming Biden White House to put in place permanent protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay after the Trump administration on Wednesday… »

23.11.2020

The End of Illusion for Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

The End of Illusion for Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

The Peace Agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) raised hopes among the Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant populations and peasant communities that they might henceforward be able to live in peace on their territories. By William Villa However, Iván Duque’s new… »

10.11.2020

New Zealand Prime Minister appoints Maori woman as Chancellor

New Zealand Prime Minister appoints Maori woman as Chancellor

This Monday, the news was released that Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister, elected as her new Chancellor Nanaia Mahuta, a Maori woman – a people originally from New Zealand. Four years ago, she became the first parliamentarian in the country to wear a moko kauae, a traditional tattoo that… »

01.11.2020

Why Bolivia’s Democratic Comeback Election That Overthrew a Coup Offers Hope for the U.S.

Why Bolivia’s Democratic Comeback Election That Overthrew a Coup Offers Hope for the U.S.

Bolivians faced a coup one year ago. But in recent peaceful elections, the power of democracy swept the socialist leadership back into power. By Sonali Kolhatkar Bolivia’s Movement for Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating. A year after a right-wing coup that deposed the Latin American nation’s first Indigenous president, Evo… »

25.10.2020

Breaking Media Stereotypes with Indigenous Storytelling

Breaking Media Stereotypes with Indigenous Storytelling

By UN Academic Impact There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples in the world, living across 90 countries. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. COVID-19 has posed a grave threat to Indigenous peoples around the world, who already lack… »

15.10.2020

Indigenous Guard in Colombia wins award

Indigenous Guard in Colombia wins award

The Indigenous Guard of Cauca in Colombia has received a prestigious international human rights award. The group, Kiwe Thegnas (Defenders of Life and Territory), were granted the award in a virtual ceremony. The award is given annually by the Irish organization Front Line Defenders. Kiwe Thegnas won for the… »

11.10.2020

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

We are sharing our visual libraries to inspire future generations of illustrators My name is Isela Xospa and I am a freelance illustrator and editor. The graphic design project that I am developing is the result of a personal journey to find ways of asserting my indigenous identity in a… »

08.10.2020

Brazil is up in flames—here’s why

Brazil is up in flames—here’s why

by Diego Gonzaga It is no accident that there are fires all across Brazil, and it is no accident that the fires this year are worse than last. In fact, the fires in 2020 are the worst in the last decade. The world is looking in horror for the second… »

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