Indigenous Peoples are leading some of the strongest and the most successful struggles of our time.
On one hand, they're confronting the destructive practices of the mining, logging, oil, nuclear, coal and hydro industries; they're preventing biotech firms from contaminating our food supply and agribusiness firms from privatizing our water. They're taking on biofuel companies, pipeline developers, real estate agencies and many other corporate enterprises aloud the world.
At the same time, Indigenous Peoples are making great strides in the arenas of climate justice, food sovereignty, conservation, human rights and international law. And all the while, they're going head to head with paramilitary groups, drug cartels, militias, organized crime syndicates and Nation states for systemic human rights abuses and other transgressions.
But you wouldn't know it by looking at the news. That fact is, most editors and publishers just aren't interested in telling stories that involve Indigenous Peoples. In many cases, they believe that you don't you care enough to know. Others think they won't get enough new facebook likes out of it.
Intercontinental Cry picks up where other news organizations disappear.