The Terrible Origins of July 4th

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an [...]

First Nations Replace Canada Day Fireworks With Vigils

By Willow Fiddler, The Globe and Mail. -

In Keewaywin First Nation, a remote community in Northwestern Ontario of about 500 people, it won’t be dark enough to set off Canada Day fireworks until 11 p.m. But, this July 1, there won’t be [...]

Ireland: First EU Country To Declare Israel Is Involved In ‘De Facto Annexation’

By Marie O'Halloran and Ellen O'Riordan, Irish Times. -

Ireland has become the first EU member state to declare the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexation, after the Dáil on Wednesday night passed a motion [...]

West Papua: Violence Continues; Calls To Release Political Prisoners Strengthen

Large scale protests were held in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia at a time of heightened violence between government forces and pro-independence insurgents. On Friday, May 21, protests were [...]

The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine -

U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

Palestinians Have A Right To Defend Themselves

By Asa Winstanley, Middle East Monitor. -

The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian [...]

175 Years Of Border Invasions

By David Vine, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Amid renewed fear mongering about an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week’s 175th anniversary of the 1846–1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that [...]

Debt As Colonialism

By Joan Chaker, Progressive International. -

Debt, according to standard economic assumptions, emerges from a purely private exchange. Independent rational agents willingly enter into a contract in a free market. That market, in turn, sets [...]

Overview Of Struggles And Violations Imposed Upon Palestinian Farmers, Fisherpersons, And Herders

By La Via Campesina. -

Prior to the war of 1948, Palestinians owned approximately 78% of total area of historical Palestine, the remaining were state land “as classified by British mandate at that time. Today, in 2021, [...]

Nicaragua Rebuffs Attacks At Human Rights Hearing

By John Perry, Alliance for Global Justice. -

Nicaragua was one of the first countries in Latin America to give constitutional rights to its Indigenous peoples and its laws to protect their territories are justly famous (especially [...]

Digital Colonialism: The Evolution Of American Empire

By Michael Kwet, ROAR Magazine. -

In 2020, billionaires made out like bandits. Jeff Bezos’s personal holdings surged from $113 to $184 billion. Elon Musk briefly eclipsed Bezos, with a net worth rise from $27 billion to over $185 [...]

Black Citizenship Forum: Black Citizenship And The Problem Of ‘Coloniality’

By the Black Agenda Review, Black Agenda Report. -

For this edition of The Black Agenda Review’s Black Citizenship Forum, political scientist Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni writes on the impact of the ongoing legacy of colonialism – through the idea [...]

Why We Say: Fuck Black History Month

By Ready for Revolution, Hood Communist. -

Since its founding in 1920 as Negro History and Literature Week, Black History Month has served as an “annual celebration of achievements by ‘African Americans’ and a time for recognizing their [...]