International Tribunal to expose U.S. colonial crimes in Puerto Rico

By Berta Joubert-Ceci , from International Action Center (IAC) website, July 24, 2018 This year marks the 120th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-U.S. war, which ended with the U.S. capturing Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines and Guam. July 25, 1898, was the day when U.S. ships, commanded by General Nelson A. Miles[…]

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Canadian Indians Reject Oil Pipeline Project

Image: First chiefs conference, 1969. Image courtesy of UBCIC. Union of BC Indian Chiefs Condemns Canada’s “Ill-fated” Buy-out of Kinder Morgan Project from Fire This Time, August 2018 Today, as Canada takes possession of the controversial and ill-fated Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project, Indigenous leaders renew vows to enact their rights as proper title holders by protecting their territories[…]

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500 Years is Long Enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

Native Prisoners at Boma Taking the Air, The mortality rate among natives at Boma  [under Leopold] is enormous, the normal death rate being 50-70%, under favorable conditions . . . by Robert J. Burrows, originally published on CounterCurrents Blog, May 25, 2018 I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among[…]

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First Person Account of Muslim Peace Activist Detained & Tortured in US Airport

“I am Jerome Succor Aba.  I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, NOT a terrorist.” by Jerome Succor Aba, from Mindana News MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar![…]

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Remove People from Nature? Human Beings are Not a Problem

The Masaai, a pastoral people, were removed from their traditional lands in the Serengeti by British colonialists, largely in order to reserve the land for big game hunting and tourism. The Masaai are resisting similar removal practices by the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments. By Chris Tei, originally published on Socialist Action We don’t need to be removed from nature. We[…]

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‘Hostiles’ and Hollywood’s Untold Story

By Jada Thacker, originally published on Consortium News, March 16, 2018 A theatrical poster for the recent American Western movie “Hostiles” depicts its principal characters – a Frontier widow, a hardboiled Indian fighter, and an Indian chief – with a helpful blurb stating the story’s theme with the subtlety of a striking rattlesnake: “We are all hostiles.” Hostiles movie poster[…]

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Dakota Access Pipeline Leak Technology Can’t Detect All Spills

The Standing Rock Tribe argues in a report that thousands of barrels of oil a day could leak into the Missouri River and not be detected by the company’s equipment. by Phil McKenna, originally published on Inside Climate News Nine months after oil starting flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to fight the controversial[…]

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