Indigenous

Laura Flanders Show: Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership

July 30, 2018

This week Laura speaks to Edgar Villanueva, about being one of the very few indigenous people working in grant-making, and ask what he thinks Native American traditions have to teach philanthropy. Then, we report from the United Nations where indigenous women gathered from around the world this spring to flip the script on so-called indigenous…

Trudeau’s UN Indigenous Rights Speech Rings Hollow at Home

October 1, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ‘can talk a really good game, but at the end of the day, he’s not doing anything substantive to make any changes’ for indigenous people in Canada, says Pamela Palmater of Ryerson University

Visiting Israel’s “Open Prisons” for African Refugees

January 21, 2014

At the end of December the Israeli Ministry of Interior notified asylum seekers it is severely reducing its hours of operations. As a result hundreds of asylum seekers were unable to renew their visas, were picked off the streets by the Border Police and shipped to Israel’s new “open prison” in the Negev Desert. The…

Ontario Activists Protest Tar Sands Pipeline By Locking Themselves to Machinery

December 4, 2013

Protests escalate against Enbridge Line 9 pipeline as government of Ontario refuses to conduct environmental assessment

Thousands Protest Forced Urbanization of Israel’s Bedouin

December 1, 2013

On Saturday, November 30th, thousands gathered in the Negev in Southern Israel to protest the government’s forced urbanization plan of the desert’s Bedouin indigenous people. The plan, called Prawer-Begin after its authors passed first reading of three by the Israeli parliament in June, and sparked mass mobilization. The biggest of the protests was in the…

Ecuador

November 10, 2013
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Reality Asserts Itself - Max Blumenthal

October 30, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath – Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at PM Netanyahu’s strategy of ethnic cleansing and negotiations without end

Latin America

October 26, 2013
Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project.

First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad

October 22, 2013

The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

October 20, 2013
In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order