Mexico: Indigenous Mobilization Defends Their Territory

By Brent Patterson, PBI Canada. -

On June 8, PBI-Mexico posted: “On Saturday, May 29, PBI accompanied a mobilisation of the indigenous communities of Mogotavo, Bacajípare and Huetosachi, of the Sierra Tarahumara for the defense [...]

Branding Nicaraguan Meat As ‘Conflict Beef’ Is The Latest Political Attack

By John Perry, Alliance for Global Justice. -

Masaya, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan cattle ranchers, spurred by a surge in beef exports to the United States, are alleged to be attacking indigenous communities in eastern Nicaragua, destroying [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Oklahoma In Creek Nation Case

By Chris Casteel, The Oklahoman. -

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation was not officially terminated at Oklahoma statehood, as justices issued a decision that may upend state [...]

The Criminalization Of Indigenous Land Defenders Is A Global Concern

By Brent Patterson, -

On April 24, 2019, a United Nations media release highlighted: "Indigenous peoples face a worrying escalation in their criminalization and harassment, especially when defending and exercising [...]

Turkey Is On Brink Of Chaotic Battle For Territory, And ISIS Isn’t Main Threat This Time

By Vijay Prashad, -

By Vijay Prashad for AlterNet - The Turkish army build-up in Reyhanli sends a message to the rebels in Idlib province (Syria), where the Turkish proxies and the al-Qaeda groups have sheltered in [...]

Guatemala’s Indigenous Campesinos Occupy Capital To Protest Land Conflicts

By Jeff Abbott, -

By Jeff Abbott for Towards Freedom - On August 8, one hundred Q’eqchi Maya families from the Department of Alta Verapaz arrived to the historic center of Guatemala City, the nation’s capital, to [...]

Ethiopia Brutally Cracking Down On Months Of Protests

By Nick Robins-Early, -

By Nick Robins-Early for Huffington Post. While the protests met their initial goal of stopping the urban expansion, demonstrators have been invigorated by the crackdown and have continued to [...]