Category Archives: Defending Territory
J.P. Antonacci, Hamilton Spectator, August 5, 2020
Dave Anderson watched the fires burning on Argyle Street on Wednesday and sighed.
“This is starting all over again,” said Anderson, who moved to Caledonia on the very day in 2006 that Six Nations protesters set up an encampment on the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) property, sparking a bitter land claims dispute that divided the community for years. Read the rest of this entry
Telesur, January 1, 2019
Since the 1994 uprising, the National Liberation Zapatista Army has been a global reference for revolutionary movements.
The 50-year civil war is over but, in the Cauca Valley, indigenous communities are on frontline of fight against drug gangs, riot police and deforestation
by Jonathan Watts, The Guardian,
A green-and-red flag flies over a cluster of bamboo and tarpaulin tents on the frontline of an increasingly deadly struggle for land and the environment in Colombia’s Cauca Valley.
It is the banner for what indigenous activists are calling the “liberation of Mother Earth”, a movement to reclaim ancestral land from sugar plantations, farms and tourist resorts that has gained momentum in the vacuum left by last year’s peace accord between the government and the paramilitaries who once dominated the region – ending, in turn, the world’s longest-running civil war. Read the rest of this entry
By Steve Bonspiel, for CBC News, July 11, 2017
“Just go in there and exterminate them like the rats they are.”
“What are we waiting for? Let’s get rid of them.”
“Put them all in the Big O and blow it up.”
I heard these words from random non-Natives as a 14-year-old boy, 27 years ago to the day. I feel a mixture of pride, anger, sadness and resolve when I think of that fateful summer, and what went on for those 78 days in Kanesatake: the Oka Crisis. Read the rest of this entry
by Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, June 11, 2017
*News in development*
Two Mapuche land defenders were killed last night at the hands of Chilean police after an alleged action on the large landed estate of El Encino in the Township of Los Sauces, nearby the city of Angol in southern Chile, on the evening Saturday June 10th. Read the rest of this entry