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The Last Island of the Savages

Shortly before midnight on August 2, 1981, a Panamanian-registered freighter called the Primrose, which was traveling in heavy seas between Bangladesh and Australia with a cargo of poultry feed, ran aground on a coral reef in the Bay of Bengal. 218 more words

Reportages

Staking the Terrain - Political Economy, Environmental History and Nature Conservation: Shashank Kela

Guest post by SHASHANK KELA

The aim of this essay is to make connections between things that are usually studied separately – environmental history, political economy, conservation practice and adivasi politics – and I apologize in advance for the demands it makes upon the reader’s attention. 5,426 more words

Debates

A settler encounters the Doctrine of Discovery

This week’s guest writer is James Schellenberg, Coordinator of MCC Canada’s Low German Program. 

As an almost 67 year old ‘settler,’ born and raised on the Manitoba prairie, and connected to the land through seed-time and harvest, it was profoundly disquieting to have that connection challenged when I was confronted with my culpability in the implementation of the Doctrine of Discovery.  736 more words

Engagement

For a Socialist Aotearoa!

It’s no surprise to Marxists that the TPPA ‘Treaty’ is a fraud. It signifies the continuation of the NZ’s colonial history from the Treaty of Waitangi (TOW) signed in 1840. 1,127 more words

Marxism

Ideas that add up #222

When I was a child I watched my father make arrows. When I make one I always think: this is how my father brought us food. 257 more words

Good Life

Chiapas: Alejandro Diaz Santiz Fasts to Mark 17 Years in Prison

Relatives of Alejandro Díaz Santiz and Pedro López Jiménez, Sympathizer of The Voice of Amate. Photo: @Grupo de Trabajo “No Estamos Todxs”.

On May 11, Alejandro Diaz Santiz marked 17 years deprived of his liberty. 488 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Post-election Protests in Chenalho Municipality

Peace and Transparency Commission press conference @sie7edechiapas

On May 2, members of the Peace and Transparency Commission, a group of Tsotsil from Chenalho, Chiapas, held a press conference in front of the cathedral in San Cristobal de Las Casas, calling for the resignation of the mayor Rosa Perez Perez. 378 more words

Indigenous People