Articles Indigenous Politics

  • Harper v. First Nations: The assimilation agenda

    Indigenous Politics

    Last week, in response to this summer’s Supreme Court decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the Harper government quietly put forward an aggressive revision of Canada’s Indian policy. It is the first major revision of Canada’s comprehensive land claims and Aboriginal self-government policies since 1986.

  • How Bolivia is leading the global fight against climate disaster


    We are “ecosocialists” because the climate crisis now bearing down on us is the major issue facing the world’s peoples. It threatens the very survival of human life. It is directly caused by capitalism as a system. The alternative to capitalism is socialism, and our socialism must reflect the centrality of climate crisis in our thinking and actions.

  • Cooperatives on stolen land?

    Canadian Politics

    How central is decolonization to creating a cooperative movement? How can traditional structures of indigenous societies in Turtle Island serve as a foundation and also as inspiration for our current efforts to exit the social, economic and environmental violence of corporate capitalism? Stefan Christoff explores these questions with Indigenous activist Jarrett Martineau.

  • International solidarity against Canadian mining giant


  • Climate change a central issue at upcoming Peoples’ Social Forum

    Canadian Politics

    The Assembly on Climate Change will be the first initiative gathering forces from all Canadian territories. Indigenous and environmental groups, citizens’ associations, scientists, youth and all those who are active on this issue will be present.

  • Challenging university suppression of teaching on Palestine


    University professors have made a significant step forward in the fight against pervasive attempts to control discourse on Occupied Palestine, via stifling academic freedom on college and university campuses.

  • The 2014 Peoples’ Social Forum: Organizing the fight against the Right

    Canadian Politics

    The first ever pan-Canadian social forum will be held this year in Ottawa from August 21 to 24. More than 10,000 participants from all over Canada are expected to come to the University of Ottawa to discuss ways and means of combating the austerity policies of the Harper regime and the provincial governments. Read activist and organiser Roger Rashi detail the scale of the forum.

  • Clearing the Indigenous Plains Today

    Canadian Politics

    We discuss Canada’s history of disease, deliberate starvation, ethnic cleansing, tar sands expansion, neglect of treaties and a legacy of colonialism that continues today with author James Daschuk.

  • A Look Back: Indigenous Resistance in 2013


    From disrupting tar sands megaloads and pipelines infrastructure, to mining blockades, logging blockades Idle No More actions, a brief synopsis of Land Defense and Sovereigntist struggles across Turtle Island that burned bright this 2013.

  • We All Lose in Canada’s Austerity Olympics

    Canadian Politics

    The federal Conservatives continue to take part in the global austerity Olympics with their 2014 budget as fallout from the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression continues, and people and the planet are suffering as a result. Nobody wins with this approach.

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