NORTH AMERICA

Fighting for Indigenous Rights, from the UN to Yaqui Territory and Standing Rock

Escrito por  |  16 / November / 2016

The basic principle at the core of demands of indigenous peoples at Standing Rock and at Loma de Bacum has been supported internationally by two former UN Special Rapporteurs for Indigenous Rights, and recently endorsed by the current Rapporteur, Victoria Tauli Corpus. That principle states that governments must ensure that companies consult with indigenous peoples prior to launching megaprojects and was first set out in the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Detained in Dilley

Escrito por  |  23 / June / 2016

Dilley is home to a state prison and, since March 2015, the South Texas Family Residential Center, the largest family immigration detention center in the country. The women and children detained there have fled from Central America, South America, and as far away as Syria.

Puerto Rico: Who Really Owes Whom?

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2016

Touted as a bipartisan compromise to the Puerto Rico debt crisis, a bill advancing in the U.S. Congress proposes establishing  Continue Reading »

May Day Ten Years Later: Reflections on the Legacies of Immigrant Spring

Escrito por  |  1 / May / 2016

As the militant protests against Donald Trump in California and across the nation attest, resistance to open racism and xenophobia is on the upswing. On May Day 2016, demonstrations from different sectors of the immigrant rights and labor movements once again hit U.S. streets drawing on the legacy of demonstrations a decade ago.

The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Demands End to Drug War in New York City

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2016

Our day of speaking truth to UNGASS began in Foley Square, New York City, just steps away from the federal prison. VOCAL NY, Latino Justice, Make the Road Brooklyn, LEAP, Moms United, Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), Stop the Harm, Drug Policy Alliance and others.

Reflections on a Woman Factory Worker’s Historic Run for Juarez Mayor

Escrito por  |  14 / April / 2016

Antonia “Toñita” Hinojos Hernandez’s name won’t be appearing on the June ballot for mayor of the northern Mexican border city  Continue Reading »

After Paris, Indigenous Peoples Must Be Given the Lead on Fighting Climate Change

Escrito por  |  8 / March / 2016

We shall follow the water, as Brother Moon instructs us, and remind the world every so often that it is not who you are that matters, but what you know. Our best scientists, it turns out, are Post Paris indigenous.