From Anchorage to Acoma, all over the United States and Canada, native women have been mobilizing to procure justice for missing and murdered sisters. In recent years, the mounting grassroots efforts have made hard-won progress to counter gender-related violence in colonized communities.
The US Senate committee held a hearing to decide whether it would pass on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh to a vote on the Senate floor. Millions of Americans saw one of the most shameful moments in modern US history. The showdown between the privileged white man groomed for power and a sexual abuse victim struggling to be believed were a prime example of that part of Trumpian American society that is not only post-truth, but also post-moral.
The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash for them.
On April 23, Miriam González, a 21-year-old Salvadoran, decided to break the cycle of violence in which she was suffering. However, when she tried to bring charges to a justice of the peace in El Salvador, she received no support and two hours later, when she returned home, her partner slit her throat.
Nearly a million young people marched for their lives on March 24 in Washington DC and cities throughout the nation. They railed against the fact that in the wealthiest country in the world, youth no longer feel secure in their schools, their neighborhoods and their daily lives, and demonstrated against the politics that promotes the death industry over their survival.