[INTERVIEW] Neoliberal policies, mining operations ‘kill our people and push us to deeper poverty’
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[INTERVIEW] Neoliberal policies, mining operations ‘kill our people and push us to deeper poverty’

For two weeks, I was able to tell about the issues of the indigenous peoples (IP) in the country and gather wider support for the ongoing struggles of the communities in the grassroots to assert our collective rights to our ancestral land and self-determination, and to hear about the IP in Canada who are also facing threats to their land and life and build solidarity networks with them. Continue reading

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Through a hail of bullets and a storm of soldiers, a little Lumad school stands strong
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Through a hail of bullets and a storm of soldiers, a little Lumad school stands strong

A diminutive school carved out of the wilderness of Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Such was the humble atmosphere of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development, or ALCADEV, a multi-awarded alternative learning system established for and by the indigenous Lumad people in the region of CARAGA in Mindanao. The school is known to … Continue reading

Meet The Indian Women Trying To Take Down “Caste Apartheid”
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Meet The Indian Women Trying To Take Down “Caste Apartheid”

By Rucha Chitnis This week, grisly news emerged of the deaths of two Dalit children in India: An infant and toddler were burned alive in an arson attack in Faridabad, a city near Delhi. Their father, Jitender Kumar, who is a member of India’s Dalit caste (formerly known as “untouchables”) held the Rajputs, an upper-caste … Continue reading

On World Food Day: farmers, food producers most hungry
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On World Food Day: farmers, food producers most hungry

As the world celebrated the “World Food Day” last 16 October, the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) together with peasant organisations from the region conducted a coordinated series of counter-protests marking 16th of October as World Hunger Day. According to Rahmat Ajiguna, APC Secretary General, the protests aim to expose the reality wherein farmers, fisherfolks and other small … Continue reading

Palestine is reaching a boiling point
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Palestine is reaching a boiling point

The recent resistance actions in the occupied West Bank prove, once again, that the Palestinians cannot accept the miserable reality in which they live. This reality includes the impasse in the “peace process” which has been moribund for a long time, as well as what has been happening in occupied Jerusalem, with raids, incursions, attacks and violations of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Continue reading