Category Archives: Warrior

Counter-power and self-defense in Latin America

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Children form a line during a march of Indigenous Guards in Colombia.

Against the backdrop of state and gang violence, some of the continent’s most affected communities have taken radical measures to defend themselves and build new social counter-powers from below.

by Raúl Zibechi, ROAR Magazine, January 29, 2018

In much of Latin America, the state does not protect its citizens. This is particularly true for the popular sectors, indigenous peoples, people of color and mestizos, who are exposed to the onslaught of drugs trafficking, criminal gangs, the private security guards of multinational corporations and, paradoxically, from state security forces such as the police and the army. Read the rest of this entry

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Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering

Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee, General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Read the rest of this entry

An Inside Look at Colombia’s Indigenous Guards

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Indigenous Guards in Colombia prior to the beginning of training; each guard carries a baton as a symbol of his or her membership. Photo: Intercontinental Cry

by Robin Llewellyn, Intercontinental Cry, Dec 11, 2017

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos may have received the Nobel Peace Prize, but peace has not come to Colombia. Social leaders and members of indigenous communities have been targeted in a wave of assassinations that has swept through the countryside during this supposed “post-conflict” era–and the state has failed both to stem the killings and to curtail the spread of illegal mining and drug trafficking. Read the rest of this entry

Warrior Up blog

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Heavy machinery targeted by arson attack during campaign against Dakota Access Pipeline, 2016.

Warrior Up is a research project open to any anonymous input, turning an eye towards the infrastructures and extractive industries that the capitalist economy depends upon – how they function, and how they are vulnerable to direct action. Read the rest of this entry

Nicco Montano, UFC’s First Navajo Champion, Sends Message of Hope (TUF 26 Finale)

After Nicco Montano captured the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight championship at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, she recounted her time in the fighter house on the show and how her upbringing on a Navajo reservation helped develop the resolve she needed to be one of the lowest ranked fighters on the show, but still overcome the odds and defeat the Top 3 seeds to win the title.

Leonard Peltier Thanksgiving Statement

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Leonard Peltier, Native American Prisoner of War in the USA, currently held in a Florida prison.

Greetings my friends, relatives and supporters.

Once again, I can’t tell you how much i am so honored that you would want to hear my words, or should i say read my words. You can’t imagine the thoughts that go through my head at times whenever everything is still and quiet in the night, when i lay there staring into the dark with day dreams of how things could possibly be better. Read the rest of this entry

Dennis Banks, the American Indian Movement

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Dennis Banks during the occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973.  He passed away on Oct 29, 2017.

by Delphine Red Shirt, Lakota Times, November 2, 2017

What many people don’t know is that the activism that Dennis Banks and others became involved in started in the period from 1953 to 1954 when the U.S. engaged in a policy known as termination. Where Congress decided to dismantle the reservation system. Read the rest of this entry

American Indigenous activist Dennis Banks dead at 80

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In a Friday, May 14, 2010 photo, American Indigenous activist Dennis Banks waits to board a canoe to spread a net on Lake Bemidji near Bemidji, Minn., during an American Indian treaty rights protest. Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement and a leader of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation, died Sunday night at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (Chris Polydoroff/Pioneer Press via AP)

Family says Banks developed pneumonia after undergoing heart surgery last month.

The Associated Press, October 30, 2017

The family of American Indigenous activist Dennis Banks says he was surrounded by family when he died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Banks’ family says the 80-year-old developed pneumonia after undergoing heart surgery earlier this month and didn’t want to be put on life support. He died Sunday night. Read the rest of this entry

Haida raiders to open Nations at War TV series

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Raven Warrior by Bill Holm.

by Andrew Hudson, September 1, 2017

Haida raiders will star in the opening episode of Nations at War, a TV series that tells little-known stories about First Nations warfare in Canada.

“When we started doing the research, we knew immediately that it would be a powerful, eye-catching and engaging episode that nobody would really see coming,” says Tim Johnson, who came up with the idea for Nations at War. Read the rest of this entry

Kachina Priest Killer Carving

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From the internet:

PRIEST KILLER Kachina doll, carved from cotton wood root, with severed head of catholic priest and bloody knife. These were a real Hopi Kachina and a real catholic priest who really was raping young women in Hopi Nation land. This really went down in what we now call Arizona while the pueblo revolts were happening in what we now call New Mexico. By William Wildcat, August 17, 2013