Canada’s role in the forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has only recently begun to emerge within a more complete and historical context. As researchers continue to dig through historical records to examine the extent to which First Nations women were sterilized without their informed consent since confederation, a new Saskatchewan lawsuit has opened […]
On April 27, 2017, a hapless cow wandered off-course during a seasonal cattle drive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and ended up over the campfire of some Indigenous hunters. The traditional lands of these groups (Batwa and related groups) are routinely trampled by cattle, cut for old-growth timber, or grabbed for mineral resources […]
Colonialism Reparation supports the class action lawsuit filed by Herero and Nama to get reparations for their genocide and calls for Germany to present as soon as possible apologies and compensations for the crimes committed. The Congress Restorative Justice after Genocide was held in Berlin, capital of Germany, from 14 to 16 October 2016 with […]
In this lecture, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States,” discusses the reality of former US policy and practice towards Indigenous Peoples not merely as “racist” or “discriminatory” deeds but as precise occurrences of genocide. Noting that Canadian history holds a similar–albeit less severe–legacy of genocide, Dunbar-Ortiz demonstrates how the […]
I can’t help but wonder what they must have felt, trapped in the Spanish embassy, as they died in the fire. I can’t but wonder what the people outside thought. The victims of this terrible act of violence were Ixil and K’iche Maya peasants from the Comité de Unidad Campesina [CUC] and a group of […]
RELIGION AND CULTURE Culture is a complex entity of political, economic and spiritual dimensions. The language, beliefs and values of a culture find expression in such things as music, song and dance, as well as in arts and crafts, fashion and style. As cultural properties, these attributes join governance and religion in distinguishing one particular […]
Evangelicals — Protestant Christians including both Fundamentalists and Pentecostals — are self-described as “born again.” The term evangelical literally means gospel or good news, which Evangelicals actively spread near and far. While some Evangelicals limit their evangelism to spreading the news of salvation, others spread the gospel of damnation. While Fundamentalists are frequently racist and […]
The Ogoni are a distinctive people, numbering around 850,000, in the Niger Delta region of the modern-day nation-state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They have a distinct culture, language, and history, and have traditional religious and political systems that differ even from their closest neighbors. Prior to British colonialism they had never been subjugated or […]
Stephanie Adohi, a member of Workers World Party, speaks on the truth about Christopher Columbus, the Spanish mercenaries known as Conquistadors and their crimes against humanity against indigenous peoples beginning in 1492. Her remarks were made at a Workers World Party forum in October of 2012.
In most societies, six million murdered and two million homeless would be considered a catastrophe. Yet, in the Congo, this is merely a procedural clearing of the land for the benefit of US and European mining companies. As Glen Ford reports, the Rwandan and Ugandan mercenaries funded and armed by the US for this purpose […]
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