Archives relevant to the struggles of indigenous populations against the forces of colonialism, capitalism, and democracy.
This article is intended as a basic history of the colonization of the Americas since 1492, and the Indigenous resistance to this colonization continuing into 1992.
A history of the colonization of the Americas and resistance to it
The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the 'issues' they work to address. These nonprofit capitalists advance their careers off the struggles they ostensibly support. While the exploitation of solidarity and support is nothing new, the commodification and exploitation of allyship is a growing trend in the activism industry.
Don't wait around for anyone to proclaim you to be an accomplice, you certainly cannot proclaim it yourself. You just are or you are not. The lines of oppression are already drawn.
The most enduring and effective resistance against Canadaís colonial rule has been the traditional Longhouse Peoplesí refusal to participate in Canadian imposed governance sys- tems, and to actively participate in their own governance and laws of the Kanianeraíko:wa of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Essentialism is the idea that there exists some detectible and objective core quality of particular groups of people that is inherent, eternal, and unalterable; groupings can be categorized according to these qualities of essence, which are based on such problematic criteria as gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, and class. Racism, sexism, classism, and most other forms of historical oppression are ideologies and policies maintained and justiÀed by essentialism.
A chart summarizing the relationships between a variety of types of privilege
Fighting for freedom in West Papua
Indigenous Rebellion, State Repression, and the Reality of the Fourth World
Encounters and wanderings in a world full of love and hate