Indigenous peoples

17.11.2017

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

The fossil fuel divestment movement got a major boost on Thursday when the Norwegian government announced it is considering selling off $35 billion in oil and gas stocks. Norway would become by far the largest entity to join the divestment movement. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund controls about 1.5… »

02.11.2017

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

COP23 in Bonn – that means 22 previous world climate summits which saw much talking but little action. Also for this year’s summit there is not a lot to be expected from the politicians of the industrialized nations still under pressure from lobbying by multinationals, oil barons and greed for… »

02.11.2017

Women of Standing Rock: Working together as human beings, sharing the planet and the future

Women of Standing Rock: Working together as human beings, sharing the planet and the future

Standing Rock has become a worldwide symbol of nonviolent yet firm resistance to highly damaging extraction projects. These projects not only contribute to global warming by continuing to burn fossil fuels and release harmful emissions into the atmosphere, but also violate human rights in many ways, in particular those of… »

12.10.2017

What are we commemorating on Oct 12th? Discovery or genocide?

What are we commemorating on Oct 12th? Discovery or genocide?

The only fact more or less accepted is that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean arriving in the Americas on that date in 1492. Not the first European, the Vikings beat him to it, but believing he had found a way to India he spearheaded the colonisation of one culture… »

12.10.2017

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

More than 50 U.S. cities—including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas—celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, in place of the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who massacred and enslaved Arawak indigenous people while opening the door to the European colonization of the Americas. In New… »

01.10.2017

Indigenous Women From Standing Rock And Allies On Divestment Delegation In Europe

Indigenous Women From Standing Rock And Allies On Divestment Delegation In Europe

From September 30th through October 14th, 2017, a delegation of Indigenous women from across the United States who have been at the forefront of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) resistance effort and other movements to stop fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure which pose threats to Indigenous and human rights, self-determination,… »

26.09.2017

Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya

Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya

Reported by Hadi Azmi/BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. 22 Sep 2017 – An international panel of judges declared today that the Myanmar government is guilty of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing the country following months of military crackdowns against the minority group. The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

17.09.2017

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

By SEBASTIÁN ORTEGA 11 September 2017 for openDemocracy The Indigenous Territorial Emergency Law, which restrains legal evictions and prevents native communities from losing their ancestral lands expires in November. There are about 1500 communities in danger. This article is being been published as part of the partnership between Cosecha… »

02.09.2017

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city’s calendar and replace it with an annual holiday marking Indigenous Peoples Day, in an acknowledgement of the genocide that took place as European powers colonized the Americas. Wednesday’s 14-1 vote makes the second Monday of each… »

13.08.2017

The Very Survival of Africa’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Seriously Threatened’

The Very Survival of Africa’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Seriously Threatened’

By Baher Kamal The cultures and very survival of indigenous peoples in Africa are seriously threatened. They are ignored, neglected and fall victims of land grabbing and land dispossession caused by extractive industries, agribusiness and other forms of business operations. These are some of the key… »

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