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Columbus, the Indians and the 'discovery' of America

Howard Zinn on the "discovery" of America, the treatment of the native population and how it was justified as "progress".

The Day the Raids Came: stories of survival and resistance to the state terror raids in New Zealand

On October 15th, 2007 an estimated 300 police raided houses all over Aotearoa New Zealand and arrested people based on warrants issued under the Terrorism Suppression Act. Lives were turned upside down as the police searched for evidence of ‘terrorism.’ This book is a collection of oral history interviews of people affected by those raids and the aftermath: defendants, friends, family, supporters and other people subject to the state’s coercive powers on that day.

Ecuador: the President who cried "¡Golpe!”

Last Thursday, the world was briefly enthralled by events in Quito, Ecuador, where left-leaning President Rafael Correa called his followers out onto the streets via a hospital telephone, claiming that a police and military coup d’etat was in motion against his regime. However, upon closer examination, a different picture - one of popular anger with austerity measures and mass reduncancy - emerges...

Popular justice: community policing in Guerrero, Mexico

A year old article about an indigenous initiative in the Costa Chica, Guerrero, Mexico in which police(wo)men are elected by assembly and security duties are shared around the entire villages, with each individual only policing for a handful of days a year.

Morales vrs Bolivia’s opposition: the proletariat always loses

Bolivian anarchists on politics in the state as Morales tried to change the constitution in 2008, much to the consternation of the local landed gentry.

Anarchism and libertarian currents in the Oaxaca insurrectionary movement

Article examining the influence of libertarian ideas in the recent uprisings in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Peruvian indigenous group wins oil pollution battle

Achuar Indians have now returned home following a two-week protest.

Local residents return to their homes having reached an agreement over oil waste after a 15-day protest.

Oaxaca communards shot by police

Four people have been wounded after police and hired thugs loyal to Governor Ruiz opened fire on a popular assembly's 'mobile brigade'.

Indigenous Peruvians shut down Amazon oil facility

Rainforest in Southern Ecuador

The Native Federation of the Corrientes River (FECONACO) has shut down Pluspetrol's Amazon oil facilities in protest at water contamination.

Siege at Wounded Knee, 1973

American Indian activists at Wounded Knee, 1973

A short history of the 71-day uprising of Native Americans at Wounded Knee. Armed American Indians occupied the territory, which they legally owned, with several demands, including an investigation into the 371 treaties signed between the Native Nations and the Federal Government, all of which had been broken by the United States.