Indigenous Peoples

05/12/19
Author: 
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Megan O’Toole

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center

Published: 5 Dec 2019

 

Canada has been hailed by some as a leader in the fight to combat climate change. But it is also moving forward with a project to expand a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline to the country's west coast.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has become a flashpoint for politicians, environmentalists and Indigenous groups, many of whom say they weren't adequately consulted on the project and fear a spill could harm their traditional territories.

25/11/19
Author: 
Bob Weber
Ice floats in Slidre Fjord outside the Eureka Weather Station, on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, on Monday, July 24, 2006. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

November 24th 2019

For Keith Morrison, the consequences of this fall's extraordinarily warm weather across the North all came down to an urgent call for help.

The fire chief for the Arctic community of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut was at home the evening of Oct. 6 when he got word that a couple had fallen through the ice near a river mouth.

"It was pitch black," Morrison recalled.

25/11/19
Author: 
Tom Phillips
Arturo Murillo speaks to the media in La Paz. He says a recording shows the former president giving orders that would lead to citizens being starved. Photograph: Reuters

Rightwing government claims former president is guilty of terrorism and sedition

The interior minister of Bolivia’s rightwing interim government has vowed to jail the former president Evo Morales for the rest of his life, accusing the exiled leftist of inciting anti-government protests that he claimed amounted to terrorism.

18/11/19
Author: 
Nick Estes
 ‘“My sin was being indigenous, leftist, and anti-imperialist,” Evo said after being coerced into resigning this week. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

The indigenous-socialist project accomplished what neoliberalism has repeatedly failed to do: redistribute wealth to society’s poorest sectors

14 Nov 2019

18/11/19
Author: 
Jeffery R. Webber & Forrest Hylton
“Instead of society conquering a new content for itself, it only seems that the state has returned to its most ancient form, the unashamedly simple rule of the military sabre and the clerical cowl.”  Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

In office since 2006, Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, has been overthrown in a coup d’état. Debate on how this happened and what it all means has been proliferating on the international left. Ashley Smith talked with Jeffery R. Webber and Forrest Hylton, two long-time observers of Bolivia, to get a better sense of the issues at stake.

15 November 2019

What kind of coup has taken place in Bolivia, and what are the stakes in labelling it a coup?

 

15/11/19
Author: 
Matt Wilgress
Interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez talks during a conference at the presidential palace on November 13, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. Javier Mamani / Getty Images

In Bolivia, the military, police, and right-wing extremists have carried out a coup against the elected government. They intend to remain in power by violently suppressing the country's indigenous and poor.


November 14, 2019

12/11/19
Author: 
Virginia Monk and Dave Ages
 
From: Virginia Monk Dave Ages
Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 1:38 PM
Subject: Dead Pipeline Walking
 
Thank you for your continuing interest in and support of the Unist'ot'en stand for sovereignty and against the Coastal GasLink fracked LNG pipeline. The following is a bit about what's currently going on at this important front line.
 
11/11/19
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
Indigenous leaders march on Jan. 8, 2019, in Vancouver, B.C. Rallies were held across Canada to show solidarity with Wet'suwet'en. Photo by Michael Ruffolo

Nov. 8, 2019

Shiri Pasternak suspected corporations likely won more injunctions than First Nations did in land disputes.

But she was shocked after she and her fellow researchers began crunching numbers.

The team at Yellowhead Institute, an Indigenous-led think tank, reviewed nearly 100 injunction cases. They found corporations succeeded in 76 per cent of injunctions filed against First Nations, while First Nations were denied in 81 per cent of injunctions against corporations.

11/11/19
Author: 
Verso Books
Evo Morales Nov. 2019
. . a very good statement opposing the coup. It is co-authored by seven prominent acadmics, and co-signed by an additional 21 academics and activists. - Tim Kennelly
 
 

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