Indigenous peoples

28.06.2020

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

In such communities, 7,753 have been infected and 349 killed By Letycia Bond The COVID-19 pandemic has reached at least 11 indigenous ethnic groups, according to the National Committee for Indigenous Life and Memory. In the report published by the committee, formed by indigenous leaders, the total number of people… »

13.06.2020

Social Movement in Mexico – Digital Rebels

Social Movement in Mexico – Digital Rebels

The Zapatistas in Mexico have been using science and digital media as a means of resistance. This has also been evident during the corona crisis. On March 16, 2020, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation), closed down the autonomously governed communities in the… »

08.06.2020

The Poor People’s Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign:  National Call for Moral Revival

ACTIONS: Monday, June 8th and Saturday June 20th, 2020 In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a… »

05.06.2020

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous territories impacted by oil palm, mining and criminalisation are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 – yet still they support those most vulnerable. Food sovereignty within the Indigenous communities of the Indonesian archipelago is under threat, not least during a pandemic.  The Banten Kidul Indigenous Peoples are known for… »

30.05.2020

Joênia Wapichana – The First Indigenous Deputy of Brazil

Joênia Wapichana – The First Indigenous Deputy of Brazil

Joênia Batista De Carvalho was born on April 20th,1974 in the village of Truaru Da Cabeceira, in the state or Roraima. When she was eight, she moved with her mother to the Capital Boa Vista. She enrolled to the Faculty of Law of the Federal University. Once she completed her… »

29.05.2020

Federal Prison ‘Should Not Be a Death Sentence’

Federal Prison ‘Should Not Be a Death Sentence’

Advocates press for the release of Native inmates due to COVID-19. By Frances Madeson – progressive.org Double Ditch Indian Village overlooks the Missouri River in North Dakota, about an hour’s drive north from where the Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors formed their prayer camps in… »

16.05.2020

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Hannibal Rhoades More than 100 organisations have signed a letter repudiating mining companies for putting Indigenous Shuar communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon at risk. More than 100 organisations from around the world have signed onto an open-letter to show their support for the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA)… »

09.05.2020

Trump Can’t Mask His Message to Indian Country: ‘Live and Let Die’

Trump Can’t Mask His Message to Indian Country: ‘Live and Let Die’

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Diné/Navajo people hard, inflicting the highest per capita infection rate in the country after New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the country, larger than West Virginia, straddling Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Half of… »

21.04.2020

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

This week, on Wednesday, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While we may not be able to come together in the streets this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t take powerful, collective action online. From April 22 to 24, people across the world will come… »

27.03.2020

Japanese American Activists Hold National Day of Action to Release All Immigrants in Detention Facing Threat of Covid-19

Japanese American Activists Hold National Day of Action to Release All Immigrants in Detention Facing Threat of Covid-19

Tsuru For Solidarity is joining Detention Watch Network’s #FreeThemAll campaign to release immigrants in ICE detention to prevent migrant jails from becoming epicenters of COVID-19 spread. In doing so, Tsuru For Solidarity will share stories of how illness and disease in the WWII camps impacted Japanese Americans, and why this… »

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