By Glen Coulthard - rabble.ca
"Canada, if you do not deal with this generation of leaders, then we cannot promise that you are going to like the kind of violent political action that we can just about guarantee the next generation is going to bring to you...We want to let you know that you're playing with fire. We may be the last generation of leaders that are prepared to sit down and peacefully negotiate our concerns with you."
- Warning from the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Georges Erasmus, in 1988
By Mumia Abu Jamal - Znet
[Rosa Luxemburg's] spirit...of principled resistance to Imperialism and advocacy of revolution over reform, endears her to us, and informs young activists involved in struggle against the US Empire.
By MICHAEL LEONARDI - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
In just a few short months a grassroots movement has grown in North America that is inspiring people across the planet. Idle No More has been the rallying cry of the indigenous people in Canada that have now been joined in solidarity by people all over the world...In Canada the cry of Enough! is sounding across the snowy landscape.
Feb. 2: Michigan Journal of Race and Law Hosts Robert King, John Conyers, James Forman, Jr. and Others
On February 2, 2013, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law is hosting a symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. As described by the flyer posted below and the Journal's website, the all-day event will be held on campus in Room 1225, South Hall. The keynote address will be given by James Forman, Jr.
Every attempt to go beyond capitalism has ended in failure. But are capitalism's present problems putting anti-capitalist revolution back on the agenda?
To answer this question, this article looks at past revolutions, with emphasis on aspects rarely considered by the left. These include humanity's origins, gender and military history and the revolutionary transcendence of work and democracy.
For the second year in a row, anarchists and our friends in Southern Ontario went on a New Year's Eve anti-prison road trip. Starting off at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, about 60 of us set off fireworks and called out greetings to the women inside; many of whom happened to be out on the yard or were able to open their windows and send some noise back our way.
By Harsha Walia - December 30, 2012
Christie Blatchford seems to have a penchant for horse manure. In her vitriolic piece about Attawapiskat Cree Chief Theresa Spence...Blatchford writes, "all around her, the inevitable cycle of hideous puffery and horse manure that usually accompanies native protests swirls"...In her most recent piece, Blatchford has the audacity to refer to Chief Spence's action as "one of intimidation, if not terrorism."
By Carl Bronski - WSWS
The last weeks of 2012 have seen protests by Canada’s impoverished native population snowball...As Attawapiskat First Nations Chief Theresa Spence enters her fourth week of a hunger strike aimed at drawing attention to the federal government’s failure to honor native treaty rights, aboriginal peoples across the country continue a series of road and rail blockades, demonstrations, and sympathy hunger strikes in what has become known as the “Idle No More” movement.
By LTS-CC, México
Thursday, December 20, 2012
In Mexico, the rights of women are considered worse than garbage. 75% of women have suffered violence, and it is increasing with impunity, under the cover of militarization. In just the last two years, 4,112 murders of women were committed, and 3,976 women disappeared.
The Media Co-op has put together a web-page of videos, photos, articles and other resources on the Idle No More movement.
By Krystalline Kraus - rabble.ca
There is a rich history of resistance against colonialism in North America-Turtle Island...Drawn from the deep water of this legacy, the Idle No More movement has sprung up -- starting in early December 2012 and promising to continue into the new year.
By Barry Grey - 27 December 2012
Internal Federal Bureau of Investigation documents released last Saturday by a civil liberties organization show that FBI anti-terror units across the US targeted and spied on the Occupy Wall Street protests even before they got underway in September 2011...[T]he FBI used police informants and infiltrators to systematically monitor the activities of anti-Wall Street groups and share information about them with other federal, state and local police agencies as well as with private corporations.
By David Swanson - December 25, 2012
Hundreds of Americans, young and old, are regularly going to prison, sometimes for months or years or decades, for nonviolently resisting U.S. militarism...More often than not, a great sacrifice is made with no apparent success in terms of governmental behavior, either immediately or even after a lengthy passage of time. Police are becoming more violent. Sentences are growing longer, and prisons are becoming more awful.
By Robert Lovelace - December 21, 2012
When Aboriginal women experience violence of any kind it is a political act. It is so, because Aboriginal women as a group are the most vulnerable sector in the Canadian population...Not only are they most vulnerable to physical violence...Aboriginal women are the most likely to experience economic, employment, social and educational marginalization. If any other part of the Canadian population were statistically experiencing what Aboriginal women face in this country daily it would be considered an immediate national crisis.
The Global BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) movement is one of the most important initiatives challenging Israeli lawlessness, occupation harshness, apartheid, and viciousness.