Submitted by Tupak Huehuecoyotl
The policy of the US Government which is marketed as an anti-drug cartel program under the Plan Merida operates in fact as en engine of corruption and collusion with the systemic IMPUNITY and State Violence that has resulted in 26,000 disappeared human beings currently in Mexico, and 100,000 deaths as casualties of the so-called War on Drugs.Read more
I’ve seen many commentaries on the Idle No More protest movement in the media and on blog posts, but have not personally seen any from the perspective of a First Nations man. While many would argue that the movement is gender neutral, seeing as it encompasses the views, concerns and aspirations of our Elders, adults, and youth regardless of gender, the fact remains that Idle No More sprang from the fertile hearts and minds of four women in Saskatoon, not four men. To dismiss this fact arbitrarily would be to suggest that the effect of colonization is also gender neutral. As I see it, nothing could be further from the truth.
Read the full story on Muskrat Magazine here.
Australian Uranium Company, Paladin Energy, is accused of releasing uranium contaminated sludge into Lake Malawi, Africa, affecting more than 1.7 millions people from three surrounding countries.
Read more of Corp Watch/Global Research Story Here
The Kichwa peoples in the Amazon region are blocking the Tigre River with cables to prevent Oil Boats from passing their lands. They are addressing through direct action the lack of actions being addressed by the government in addressing the social and environmental impact left behind from decades of Oil extraction in the region.
Read The Guardian Full Story Here
We're up to 290 earrings, which means we still need 891 single earrings. Let's make a final push this week to encourage others to donate and send in your contributions.
We're launching a social media campaign! From now until February 14th help raise awareness about our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women by participating in the following campaign.
Head to the nearest body of water, drop a flower in, and snap a picture. Share online with the hashtag #WeWontForgetMMIW and don't forget to tag #SORR! No matter where you're at in the world you can show your support for those fighting for our MMIW as well as commemorate the lives of those lost.Read more
Our Sisters In Spirit is a documentary exploring the question of a national inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women Support the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Now!
- Aljazeera America (photo credit Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
Hundreds of young women have been murdered with impunity since 1993 just across the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Juarez — a place known for brutal cartel violence and rampant corruption.
Many activists say authorities are failing to protect women or pursue their killers. In response, a number of young women in Juarez have turned to hip-hop and street art to raise awareness of the violence, saying they want to show that consequence-free bloodshed is not inevitable.