Indigenous peoples

15.10.2019

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

By Countercurrents Collective United Nations-backed dialogue between the right wing Lenin Moreno’s government and leaders of protesting people including indigenous people’s organizations reached a deal Sunday to revoke pro-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Decree 883, end strikes across the country, and to set up a commission that will write the new… »

15.10.2019

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day… »

14.10.2019

Ecuador: Brief notes after the dialogues between President Moreno and CONAIE

Ecuador: Brief notes after the dialogues between President Moreno and CONAIE

Ecuadorian President Lenin Boltaire Moreno insists that the mobilisations against the “Paquetazo” [raft of austerity measures decreed by the government] were encouraged from the political sector that responds to former President Rafael Correa, in this way he can continue with the arbitrary persecution of opponents and arrest them without evidence. »

13.10.2019

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures close the tenth day of protests

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures close the tenth day of protests

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures, Once declared the curfew from 3pm in Quito, capital of Ecuador, the action of the public force was maintained with force until the end of the afternoon, especially in the vicinity of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. Military cars and police force were deployed throughout… »

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

12.10.2019

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days of protest have been… »

10.10.2019

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Photos by: Alejandro Ramírez Anderson The general mobilization in Ecuador, especially in Quito, has gained more strength with the arrival of numerous groups of indigenous people who come to claim and demand their rights. At the same time, repression has also gained ground. Here are some images. »

10.10.2019

Ecuador: Between cynicism and opportunism, we still have dignity

Ecuador: Between cynicism and opportunism, we still have dignity

Today, October 9, the day of the National Strike, the afternoon ended with a tweet from President Moreno rejoicing at the beginning of the dialogues with “the indigenous brothers”; a press conference from executive officials enunciating 6 points of their proposal to sit down to dialogue with the Indigenous Movement… »

10.10.2019

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Tens of thousands of people, led by indigenous leaders, are expected to again bring Ecuador to a standstill today in massive ongoing anti-government protests. Demonstrators flooded the streets of Quito Tuesday to decry government-imposed austerity measures and a steep hike in fuel prices, despite a severe police crackdown. Civil unrest… »

09.10.2019

The Indigenous Movement is Already in the Capital

The Indigenous Movement is Already in the Capital

Videos: Alberto Vargas – Cover photo: Patricio tapia After overcoming many difficulties thanks to an impressive tenacity, the indigenous movement has arrived in Quito to join the national strike for next October 9. More information in this link: https://twitter.com/CONAIE_Ecuador/status/1181384187196198912?s=19  … »

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