Tag: indigenous

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Anti-Protest Bill Passes Texas Senate

Outrage Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Bill That Would Hit Pipeline Protestors With Up to 10 Years in Prison Jake Johnson/Common Dreams Sparking outcry from indigenous tribes and environmental groups, the Texas state Senate on Monday passed industry-backed Republican legislation that would hit pipeline protestors with a third-degree felony and up to ten […]

Analysis

VIDEO: Indigenous Resistance In An Extraction State

Greg Harman Marisol Cortez writes this week about various ways people can help the Carrizo-Comecrudo Tribe of Texas (Esto’k Gna) resist the construction of the border wall in the Rio Grande Valley. I encourage everyone to check that post out and choose one of the four ways listed to support […]

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TAKE ACTION: Support Tribal Resistance to Border Wall

As the Trump administration has amped up its border wall talk, these villages have expanded both in number and in scope, drawing critical connections between the ongoing destruction of sacred lands and border wildlife to the violent rhetorics and policies of dehumanization that have led to family separation at the border.

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‘Water Is Life!’ Sings At Bayou Bridge

The Trump Administration may have rolled over Standing Rock, but water protectors are still harrying Energy Transfer Partners. Sheehan Moore/ Waging Nonviolence Half an hour outside of Lafayette, Louisiana — almost three hours west of New Orleans — the proposed route of the Bayou Bridge pipeline crosses the road. It’s […]

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Beyond DACA: Toward a Native Understanding of Nationhood

Last week, Deceleration ran an article by Bettie Lyons of the American Indian Law Alliance calling on people of conscience to understand DACA from an Indigenous People’s perspective. To delve more deeply into the geopolitical underpinnings of this call, Deceleration co-editor Marisol Cortez spoke with Tupac Enrique Acosta of TONATIERRA, a grassroots Indigenous […]

Analysis

DACA: Human Rights Cannot Be Deferred

Editors’ Note: We have been asked to cross-post this important analysis, which addresses the ongoing crisis of DACA (and immigrant rights broadly) from an Indigenous perspective whose point of reference is not the settler nation state but rather an original relationship to Abya Yala, or Turtle Island. In the days […]

Analysis

Degrowth: Coming to a Hemisphere Near You

Marisol Cortez A few years ago, while writing a series about development politics in San Antonio, and specifically about alternatives to development as a conceptual paradigm, I signed up for a listserv called “Research and Degrowth.” And every so often, news of degrowth-related conferences and submission opportunities would congregate in […]

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Bringing the arts into ‘Extreme Heat’ climate struggle

Breaking down the climate crisis to what city residents can feel deeply without an often assumed understanding of the science behind the rapid destabilization of the biosphere, the first of a series of coming monthly events came together on Wednesday, August 23, with music, poetry, food and drink. “Extreme Heat: […]

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Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?

With an 8-1 passage of a resolution in support of the landmark Paris Agreement, an international agreement by the global community to work together to solve the climate crisis, San Antonio has proved itself finally ready to take the most pressing global/local issue of our time. With the successful vote […]