Tag Archives: Indigenous peoples

Québec election the ‘dirtiest campaign’

The results of the Québec Election on April 7 are a disaster that may have implications for all of North America. Continue reading

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‘Say NO to KXL!’

Chicago–“Say NO to KXL!” was the message of 100 protesters outside the local State Department offices on the bitter cold night of Feb. 3, demanding that President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry extra-dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It was one of 283 actions across the U.S. and Canada organized in three days after the State Department released its fake environmental report on the pipeline–a report crafted by cronies of TransCanada, Keystone’s owner, with the imprimatur of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

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Latin America in view, September-October 2013

Latin America in View, Sept.-Oct. 2013: Ecuador oil drilling; Brazil rapes; Mexico Escuelita Zapatista. Continue reading

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Latin America in view

Bolivia’s Statism; Guatemala’s Genocide Trial in Disarray; Honduras coup anniversary Continue reading

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Climate change and development

Another devastating sign of capitalism’s degeneracy is its failure even to slow down climate change. Youth have spearheaded a new movement to control it. It is the actual social relations, relations of production, forms of labor, relationship to the land and other means of production, by which we can judge what must be uprooted, and to what extent any society has or has not moved to a path of development that breaks from capitalism’s never-ending growth of capital, or, as Marx put it, production for production’s sake. Continue reading

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Idle No More

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: ‘Idle No More’ Winter is often seen as a quiet time in Canada. In one area, however, there is a major event right now: the emergence of a new and powerful … Continue reading

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Afro-Colombian Women: Defeating invisibility

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View Defeating invisibility by Gerry Emmett In the remarkable documentary film, La Toma (2012), Afro-Colombian woman activist Francia Marquez Mina is threatened by government forces and forced to … Continue reading

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