EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands

By Brett Wilkins, published on Common Dreams, October 5, 2020 In a little-noticed development last week that drew ire after being reported Monday, the Trump administration’s EPA granted the state of Oklahoma wide-ranging environmental regulatory control on nearly all tribal lands in the state, stripping dozens of tribes of their sovereignty over critical environmental issues. The Young Turks which first reported[…]

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Examining the Wreckage White Supremacy and Imperialism Have Wrought

by Nick Estes and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, published on Black Agenda Report, August 5, 2019 Indigenous and African resistance and intellectual traditions provide key insights to the very nature of capitalism and how it has unfolded throughout space and time. “The young people in the streets are true revolutionary theoreticians, moving history along, sometimes at speeds that feel daunting.” The United[…]

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A Brief History of U.S. Concentration Camps

by Brett Wilkins, published on Black Agenda Report, June 26, 2019 concentration camp (noun): a place in which large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution. – Oxford English Dictionary Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ignited a[…]

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Dakota Men, Women and Youth Ride to Honor Executed Warriors and For Healing

Photo: Some participants in the Dakota 38 + 2 Wokiksuye Sunk Akan Yankapi — the Dakota Prayer Ride and Water Walk — ride into Mankato, Minn., near the end of their 17-day journey from South Dakota. ~Mankato Free Press By Stephanie Tromblay posted on Workers World, January 15, 2019 Dakota men, women and youth rode into Mankato, Minn., on horseback[…]

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Canada vs. the Rule of Law

David Swanson looks at the recent diplomatic incident which began the Canadian Ambassador complained to the Saudi Prince the abusive treatment of dissident Raif Badawi, and now his sister, a feminist activist in Saudi Arabia.  It’s a nice story where Canada looks pretty righteous.  Other writers have pointed to the hypocrisy of Canada, who is a partner in the ongoing[…]

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