‘Monumental Victory’: Court-Ordered Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

by Jessica Corbett, published on Common Dreams, July 6, 2020 A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review[…]

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Hebrew, Arab and Apartheid

by Jonathan Ofir, published on Mondoweiss, April 20, 2020 The creation of the modern Hebrew language around the end of the 19th century sought to resurrect an ancient language which had hardly been spoken colloquially among Jews, to become the new unifying ‘national language’ of the ‘Jewish nation’. This effort built upon romantic and messianic concepts of ‘return’ to the[…]

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Cuba on the front lines of fighting COVID-19

By Mirinda Crissman posted Workers World,  March 24, 2020 Cuba continues to illustrate international health care solidarity in its response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The island nation has sent brigades of doctors and supplies to Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Suriname and Grenada. (telesurenglish.net) Meanwhile, the United States has been criminally negligent in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and in testing[…]

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Colonial Domination and Racism Against Indigenous People in Canada

“I just hope it doesn’t happen to anybody else.” Indigenous Grandfather and Granddaughter handcuffed by Vancouver Police while trying to open a bank account in Vancouver. By Tamara Hansen, published on Fire This Time Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 2, February, 2020 On December 20, 2019, Maxwell Johnson of the Heiltsuk First Nation and his 12-year-old granddaughter, Tori-Anne, entered a Bank[…]

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In Defense of Mother Earth: What is Happening in Wet’suwet’en?

by Alison Bodine, published in Fire This Time Newsletter Volume 14, Issue #2, February 2020 In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada. “They’re invading our people again, starting in the wee hours of the morning, arresting people who have been providing food and medical supplies to our[…]

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Lost count? Israel killed 43 Palestinians in November

If it feels like Palestinians are constantly dying, that’s because they are. 43 in November. 526 since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement 2 years ago – 111 of them children. Where in the world is the world? Reposted from Quds Network (December 2, 2019) and If Americans Knew A Palestinian statistics center documented the murder of 43 Palestinians by Israeli soldiers in November.[…]

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Racist Coup in Bolivia Sparks Resistance

By Sam Ordóñez posted on Workers World, November 17, 2019 Nov. 15 – On Nov. 10, Evo Morales, president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, resigned, along with the vice president and the majority of his cabinet. This happened after the national police abandoned their defense of the elected government and joined right-wing protests, and the Armed Forces announced on[…]

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