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Indigenous Nicaragua

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On March 3, 2017
During the Sandinista Revolution, there was open hostility between the FSLN and the Miskito peoples who lived on the Atlantic Coast. This was emblematic of how a lot of Marxist groups felt about native peoples, who largely just wanted to be left alone and had no interest in the modernization projects pushed by Marxist ideology. […]
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North Dakota Republicans have developed a quite rational response to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: Republican lawmakers in North Dakota are taking aim at protesters with a handful of bills that would make another pipeline protest far more dangerous. The oil-friendly legislature argues that its constituents are frustrated over the protests, which led federal authorities […]
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Indigenous Resistance to Trump

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On November 16, 2016
This is great: In light of Trump’s presidential win, Tohono O’odham Nation tribal leaders said they would refuse to support building a border wall on their land. “Over my dead body will a wall be built,” Verlon Jose, the tribe’s vice chairman, said in an interview with local radio station KJZZ. Jose said he invites […]

Reroute the Pipeline

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On November 2, 2016

The obvious solution to the North Dakota pipeline protests is just to reroute the thing so that it stays far away from the reservations. This is not rocket science, even if it is largely completed out

American Genocide

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On August 19, 2016

The esteemed historian Richard White reviews Benjamin Hadley’s new book on the organized American genocide against California Indians and reiterates the utter brutality behind American expansion

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Rob Parkinson, a colleague from my master’s program many years ago, has a great editorial in the Times on the connections between the fear of slave revolts and American independence. FOR more than two centuries, we have been reading the Declaration of Independence wrong. Or rather, we’ve been celebrating the Declaration as people in the […]

Memories of Rubber

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On July 1, 2016

This is a really powerful piece about how indigenous peoples in South America have integrated the horrors of the rubber baron era into their oral histories and storytelling style. “After he had put

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