Category Archives: colonialism

The Sustaining Fires of Standing Rock: A Movement Grows

by Roy J. Eidelson  Over the past year, a remote area of North Dakota has been the improbable and prophetic site of a struggle with profound ramifications for us all. The confrontation has pitted the Water Protectors — the Standing Rock Sioux, … Continue reading

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Trails of Tears

by Kathie Malley-Morrison The current standoff between Native American Water Protectors and the Army Corps of Engineers is only the most recent event in a long history of inhumanity carried out unflinchingly by invasive power structures motivated by greed. Last fall, … Continue reading

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Protest here! Protest there!

d by Deborah Belle During my recent visit to Cuernavaca, Mexico, I let go of my daily obsession with U.S. politics. Without newspapers, television, or much internet contact, I recovered from my need for a daily “Democracy Now” fix, and … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: A Change of Heart, Part 1

by  Charles Eisenstein* I am told by Native American friends active at Standing Rock that the elders are counseling the Water Protectors to undertake each action prayerfully and to stay off the warpath. I would like to explain why this … Continue reading

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