The following article was penned by Michael Toledano and appeared on Vice News.
As the Harper government’s Bill C-51 moves to extend anti-terrorism legislation to include anyone who interferes with the “critical infrastructure,” “territorial integrity,” or “economic and financial stability of Canada,” a leaked report from the RCMP’s Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Team demonstrates how aboriginals and environmentalists are already being targeted by law enforcement for these reasons. Continue reading Native Activists Named National Security Threats Respond to RCMP Report
Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy. Petar Stanchev is finishing a degree in Latin American Studies and Human Rights at the University of Essex. He has previously lived and studied in Mexico and has been involved in the Zapatista solidarity movement for four years. Continue reading From Chiapas to Rojava: Seas Divide Us, Autonomy Binds Us
The Seminole* nation of Florida was born when rebellious Lower Muscogee moved into north-central Florida, seeking to separate themselves from the increasingly coercive and european-style centralized governments and slave-based economies favored by sellout Muscogee leaders. The Seminole would insist on the preservation of dispersed power that had been characteristic of the Muscogee prior to contact. Continue reading Celebrating Afrikan-Onkwehón:we Unity: The Hidden History of the Seminole Anticolonial Struggle