Unist’ot’en LNG Pipelines Threat

by skw’étuʔ Following statement issued from the Unist’ot’en People, traditional Wet’suwet’en Territory on May 24, 2017. Image courtesy of Unist’ot’en Camp ‘And so it begins! the skies are busy above camp today. The Construction Crew who are working on the Healing Center are constantly being interrupted by chopper activity flying overhead. To date we know that […]

The Dark Truth, of the Puerto Rican Day Parade

  By Nelson Denis The Puerto Rican Day Parade has a dark secret. It has nothing to do with celebrities, rich corporations, or slick politicians. It is a deep mystery, from the heart and history of Puerto Rico, which explains the whole parade… Seventy years ago, Boricuas were given the worst jobs and housing in […]

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA: “THEY HAVE TAKEN AWAY SO MUCH FROM US, EVEN THE FEAR”

The Afro Colombians are people with ancestral heritage of resistance and resilience but eternally condemned to the exile of our territories because of structurally racist policies, the armed conflict, and the abandonment of the Colombian state. We are the hen of the golden eggs of this country but we are treated like cockroaches. It is […]

The Puerto Rican Revolution Will Not Have Corporate Sponsors

The only thing shocking about all the corporate sponsors pulling their support for the 60th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade is that people are actually shocked. These Wall Street patrons — Goya, AT&T, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, Constellation Brands (makers of Corona, Modelo and an ocean of wine), the Yankees, the Daily News and their ilk — were […]

Sordid History and Great Crimes of the FBI

In his statement on firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump wrote that “the FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.” But what is the actual history and role of this “cherished and respected” institution that Trump is […]

Ex-FBI Force Removal of Leonard Peltier Paintings

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/culture/social-issues/ex-fbi-force-removal-leonard-peltier-paintings/ Frank Hopper “Freeze! Ex-FBI!” Would you obey that command? Several State of Washington officials did. In November 2015 they removed four paintings by American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier from a state-sponsored exhibition of Native American art, primarily due to the complaints of two private groups of retired FBI Agents. Then, in March 2017, […]

Fugitive Science: A New Book on Scientific Racism in Amerika

by  Ibram X. Kendi The author of Fugitive Science is Britt Rusert. An interdisciplinary scholar who works at the intersections of race, science, and culture, Rusert is Assistant Professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and teaching interests include black speculative and science […]

The science behind the Flint water crisis: corrosion of pipes, erosion of trus

Flint’s recent water crisis is a stinging reminder that the infrastructure we often take for granted has many vulnerabilities. The crisis also underscores the complexity of providing communities with safe, high-quality potable water. Water utilities interested in using a new river water source, as the city of Flint was last year, would normally hire engineering […]

Remembering Che Guevara 50 Years After His Assassination

Argentine communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution of 1959. | Photo: Archive In light of a recent upsurge in denunciations of Che and the Cuban Revolution, it is important to separate fact from fiction. 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the CIA-ordered assassination of Che Guevara. In light of a […]

PROTEST SONG OF THE WEEK: ‘MY LAND’ BY LITEFOOT

by  KEVIN GOSZTOLA Litefoot (Photo by US Embassy Canada) The United States is a settler colony with few connections to the land both historically and culturally. President Donald Trump is a Frankenstein creation of a settler colonial society. His administration is what a country gets for slaughtering indigenous Americans, pushing them to the margins, and […]