Posts Tagged ‘Indigenous Struggle’
‘Panggayaw’ for Lumad self-determination and autonomy for other Indigenous Communities (Philippines)
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
There is quite a number of cultures existing and continuously practiced by different indigenous communities in the islands. It is estimated that there is 110 languages in the archipelago and the concept of “Manggayaw” or “Panggayaw” is commonplace. The said word is being used by indigenous communities in different areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It corresponds with attacking from the waters or land on specific targets considered to be “enemies”.
Manggayaw or Panggayaw could be due to various reasons such as revenge, protection, raiding for marriage or pillaging for its own sake and slave trading in certain places.
Barbaric could be the first thing which comes to minds. Others consider it an uncivilized act based on how we were raised and brought up by our society. This could only be the case if the institutions like the government, market, school or church shaped our consciousness the way it did.
Therefore it is so much better to be familiar with this part of our culture which our ancestors are proud and considered to be positive in regards to marriage, blood pact, trade and even warfare. It is an imperative for many Lumads in the archipelago to engage in Panggayaw or “Panggagamot.” These practices are imbedded in our belief system which resonates also with marriage, planting, hunting, exchange and ritual offerings to indigenous spirits.
According to the colonizers (republican government, communists and the church) these practices which emanated from our ancestors are backward and needed to be replaced. (more…)
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
We are currently supporting a campaign of the Lumad, an indigenous people who are victimized by atrocities of three institutions : the corporations, government military/para-military and left-wing insurgents (New People’s Army – NPA).
Our call is:
END LUMAD EXPLOITATION AND KILLINGS!
LET THE LUMAD SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!
CORPORATIONS, STATE MILITARY AND LEFT-WING INSURGENTS – KEEP OUT OF LUMAD ANCESTRAL LANDS.
DON’T BE USED BY LEFT AND RIGHT WING PARTIES.
FIGHT FOR AUTONOMY!
The Lumad comprise the indigenous people living in Southern Mindanao. They have become refugees in different parts of the country as they flee from escalating violence, rape and harassment.
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
4 September 2015 – AIPP strongly condemns the continued brutal killings of Lumads in Mindanao of the Philippines at the hands of paramilitary groups and security forces. At least 13 Lumad human rights defenders and community members, including two children, have been killed in five incidents of extrajudicial killings and four massacres in the past eight months, with the recent killings of Emerito Samarca, Executive Director of a tribal school, and two other Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur on 1 September. In the aftermath of the killings, more than 4000 Lumads evacuated to a neighboring village due to fear for their safety, and schools have been closed down. (more…)
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Sydney is facing eviction on Monday 23rd February. The Embassy are calling for people to come down and help them resist eviction.
The embassy plans to apply for an injunction Monday against the eviction order, which was issued by the Aboriginal Housing Corporation (AHC) on Friday afternoon. The order demands the total dismantling of Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, which has been a 24 hour protest camp since May 2014. In an area known as the ‘Block’, it sits wedged between Redfern Station and Eveleigh Street. It’s a sparse green oval resting on a grey concrete slope. On first glance it’s as unassuming and ordinary as its namesake would suggest. But the tents have only catalysed the political discontent and community activism that has boiled below the suburb’s surface for years.
The site has grown over the months to include vegetable patches and a seed bank, a sacred fire pit, kitchen and a collection of tents. The embassy was established to protest a controversial redevelopment plan for the Block – a chunk of Sydney’s Redfern suburb where Indigenous Australians have been promised affordable housing since the 1970s. When the AHC first began to be handed parts of what would later become the Block in the 1970s, it was widely viewed as a major victory in the battle for Indigenous land rights. The entire area was earmarked for affordable housing for Indigenous Australians. (more…)
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
This is to claim responsibility for the complete destruction by fire of three colonial structures at the so-called Royal Botanical Gardens in South Yarra, Melbourne in the small hours of May 16.
We put these filthy monuments of colonial oppression to the torch in the name of indigenous & anti-colonial resistance both here in Australia & in all other parts of the world & to spit in the faces of all those who seek to tame what is wild into sterile botanical prisons.
We also send greetings of fire & smoke to imprisoned resistance fighters everywhere!
Fire Wolves Cell / International Revolutionary Front
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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Hi, we are a solidarity group with the struggle of the Yaqui tribe who are being dispossessed of the water of their territory to benefit the biggest capitals such as Ford, Heineken, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Holcim. the situation of the Yaqui tribe is dangerous by living in the desert and are doomed to die without the water, we convened a one-day international event, all the information is in namakasia.jimdo.com
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Right now there is a battle against mining in Sapmi, north of Sweden, going on. We have barricaded the road leading to the site where Beowulf Mining Plc. want to make test mines. This is the Sami peoples lands stolen by the Swedish state and colonized since way back. We stand in solidarity with indigenous culture and fight against the mega-machine of mining. The Swedish police are now on the site removing obstacles to help the mining corporation proceed. At least 6 people have been arrested already but protests are still going on. For five days the police have this special mission to help the evil corporation, that’s why we need people now! (more…)
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Solidarity with the anarchists of the Temuco ‘Bombs Case’
Starting August 1 and lasting at least until September 11, a dozen Mapuche who have been longtime fighters for total independence will be brought to trial, accused under the Chilean state’s antiterrorism laws. On June 28, 2009, Mapuche community members used fallen trees to block five highways in the area of Temuco. At the Temuco bypass, a Tur-bus (similar to Greyhound) and three trucks trying to cross the blockades were stoned by masked Mapuche warriors, who spraypainted ‘Return Mapuche lands’ on the side of the bus. (more…)
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
A continuation of “The Intensification of Independence”.
See the former for a glossary of terms in Spanish and Mapudungun.
Awareness of repression should never be turned into a list of cases and prisoners. Those who struggle must understand repression strategically. If the essence of repression is isolation, this means intentionally formulating our responses to overcome that isolation, both by connecting them to the lines of our ongoing struggle, and analyzing and thwarting the particular mechanisms through which the State seeks to isolate us.
In Wallmapu, that ongoing struggle is a struggle for the land, not as an alienated possession, but as a whole relationship outside of and against capitalism. Mapuche in struggle take over their traditional land, fighting with cops and landlords to do it, and sometimes burning them out; they block highways and sabotage the industries that would exploit their lands; and they farm, graze, and common in those lands, build their houses there, hold their rituals there, raise their children, marry, and bury their dead there, making their relationship with that land a solid fact.
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Friday, April 12th, 2013
Click images for bigger size files. Background info on the murder of Sabino Romero in English here.
CURARE ANTI-INFO BLOG: http://apuntandoalaliberaciontotal.blogspot.com/
Hace dos semanas nos enteramos de la fatídica muerte del cacique yukpa Sabino Romero. Su muerte se produjo cuando dos sicarios en moto lo interceptaron a él y a su compañera, para efectuarle varios tiros mortales que acabaron con la vida de uno de los guerreros más importantes de estos lados.
Para los que hemos tenido que padecer las inclemencias contradictorias de este Socialismo del Siglo XXI, el nombre de Sabino, es un topic comun en las conversaciones; originario del pueblo yukpa este cacique ocupo en 2003 la finca tizina para rebautizarla con el nombre de Chaktapa e iniciar la reclamación de su tierra ancestral que se encontraba consagrada en las leyes nacionales.
Los yukpas que no tenían una política radical y que siempre se mostraron afines al proceso bolivariano, siempre fueron afines a una salida pacifica al conflicto, sin embargo las contradicciones latentes dentro del chavismo afloraron en el pavimento con un terrible saldo rojo: 13 yukpas han sido asesinados.
El oprobioso silencio cómplice del gobierno, la actividad delictiva del patronato de ganaderos (GADEMA), las empresas trasnacionales que explotan minerales en la región con el aval de la Administración Publica, el descaro y la desfachatez de la MUD que apoya a GADEMA y la actividad opresora de la Guardia Nacional y el ejercito fueron los ingredientes que hicieron posible la muerte de Sabino.
Este guerrero sufrió persecución, encarcelamiento, la muerte a golpes de su padre de 93 años, el desprecio de la ministra Nicia Maldonado, la burla disfrazada de asistencialismo, el falso discurso, las promesas postergadas hasta su muerte.
Desde curare saludamos a todos los colectivos e iniciativas (El Libertario, La Guarura, Colectivo Nordeste, PNA-CAM, Kaos Distry, Colectivo La Hormiga, entre otros) que han sabido romper el cerco mediático, realizando acciones y reinvidicando la memoria de este compañero.
Con la muerte de Sabino, los mecanismos de hostigamiento contra la comunidad de Chaktapa se hicieron más evidentes cuando el CICPC, secuestro y torturo a su hijo. Esto sirvió de excusa al falso gobierno de dictar medidas cautelares de protección que terminaron de militarizar y controlar cualquier posible alzamiento yukpa.
La guinda del postre llego cuando la policia detuvo a 7 policias y militares posiblemente culpables de la muerte de Sabino. Pero lo que jamas queda claro son las razones o el mobil de los asesinos; obviamente Estado y GADEMA se dan las manos y su silencio es la mejor defensa.
Pero su muerte no será en vano, desde aquí declaramos nuestra absoluta solidaridad y complicidad. No lloraremos, ni rogaremos al Estado para hacer justicia…Es hora de desechar las ilusiones y prepararse para el combate, este gobierno no apoya a los yukpa.
Tierra sin mendigar, sin ganaderos, ni mineros. La Tierra es nuestra y la tierra se toma.
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Absolution for the May 29 defendants! No highway through TIPNIS! Freedom for all prisoners!
On May 29, 2012, 13 people were arrested by police in La Paz, Bolivia.
All of them were connected to anarchist participation in the defense of TIPNIS, an indigenous territory and national park. The 13 were accused of a series of arsons, bombings, and sabotage claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front (FAI-FRI). The actions, occurring from September 2011 to May 2012, targeted government buildings, banks, car companies, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and animal industries. Some of the attacks were claimed in solidarity with the struggle to defend TIPNIS, others in solidarity with comrades facing repression in Chile, others in support of animal liberation. (more…)
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
(KOMUNIKE VERSI BAHASA INDONESIA)
Perjuangan kami tidak dapat dibatasi dalam terma-terma peradaban. Kami tak dapat dimengerti. Kami liar dan merupakan musuh peradaban. Tidak hanya negara dan kapital, tapi seluruh peradaban: kami menentang seluruhnya.
Kami adalah mereka yang dengan bangga menanggalkan kedamaian sosial, melangkah keluar dari zona-zona nyaman kami dan melakukan serangan terhadap apa yang kami benci. Kami mendeklarasikan perang terhadap peradaban dan seluruh propertinya dan bergabung dalam perang gerilya urban internasional bersama saudara-saudari seperjuangan kami di Federasi Informal Anarkis dan Front Revolusioner Internasional.
Kami mengklaim dan mengambil tanggung jawab atas aksi pembakaran terhadap mobil dan rumah Wakil Sekretaris DPD Demokrat (partai pemenang pemilu 2009) di Sumatera Selatan, aksi pembakaran terhadap 4 mesin ATM di Makassar, dan serangan terhadap dua gardu listrik di Jakarta selama seminggu terakhir.
Aksi-aksi kami dipersembahkan sebagai solidaritas terhadap perjuangan petani Ogan Kemilir Ilir, kepada pemberontak di Papua: Buktar Tabuni dan Dominikus Sorabut yang ditahan oleh pemerintah Indonesia, kepada seluruh perjuangan anti tambang yang tersebar dan mekar di sepanjang pesisir selatan Jawa, dan kepada masyarakat adat di Kalimantan, Mentawai, Jambi dan Papua.
Kami juga mengirimkan salam revolusioner teruntuk Tukijo: petani pemberani dan terhormat dari Kulon Progo, teruntuk tahanan-tahanan kasus NO TAV, tahanan-tahanan ELF di Amerika Serikat, teruntuk Marco Camenisch dan Gabriel Pombo da Silva, juga teruntuk para tahanan anarkis yang tidak pernah mundur dan tunduk di bawah hukum.
Juga kepada organisasi-organisasi revolusioner: Konspirasi Sel-sel Api (KSA) dan Perjuangan Revolusioner (PR) di Yunani, seluruh seksi dan fraksi dari Front Pembebasan Bumi (FPB) dan Front Pembebasan Hewan (FPH) di seluruh dunia, Individu-individu Yang Liar (IYL) di Meksiko, dan seluruh sel Federasi Informal Anarkis/Front Revolusioner Internasional (FIA/FRI).
Kepada para kamerad Konspirasi Internasional untuk Balas Dendam: mari bakar habis kemeleratan dan perbudakan!
Hingga pada keruntuhan peradaban!
Hingga pada kebebasan utuh dan kehidupan liar!
Front Pembebasan Bumi
(ENGLISH VERSION COMMUNIQUE)
Our struggle can’t be limited under civilization terms. We out of it. We are wild and we are enemies of civilization. Not only the state and capital (in old terms of anarchism), but all the civilization: we are against it.
We are the ones who proudly throw out the social peace, walk out from our comfort zones and carried an attack actions against what we hate. We are declaring war against civilization and it’s property and join in the international urban guerrilla warfare with all our brothers and sisters in Informal Anarchist Federation and International Revolutionary Front.
We claim and take responsibility for arsons against car and shop belonging to the Vice Secretary of Demokrat in South Sumatera (winning party of 2009 general election), arsons against 4 ATMs in Makassar, and actions against two electrical substations during last week in Jakarta.
Our actions are dedicated to the farmers struggle in Ogan Kemilir Ilir, to the rebels in Papua: Buktar Tabuni and Dominikus Sorabut who are imprisoned by the Indonesian State, to the struggles against mining which spread and blossomed in south coast of Java, and to the natives in Kalimantan, Mentawai, Jambi and Papua.
We also want to send our revolutionary greetings to Tukijo: brave and dignified farmer from Kulon Progo, to the NO TAV prisoners in Italia, to the ELF prisoners in USA, to Marco Camenisch and Gabriel Pombo da Silva and to all anarchist prisoners who never step down and bow under the law.
Also to revolutionary organizations: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) and Epasnatatikos Agonas (EA) in Greece, all the sections and fractions of Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) around the world, to Individualidades Tendiendo a lo Salvaje (ITS) in Mexico and to all cells of Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front (FAI/IRF).
To our comrades of International Conspiracy for Revenge: let’s burn down this misery and slavery!
Till the collapse of this civilization!
Till to the total freedom and wild life!
Earth Liberation Front
Tags: ALF, Arson, ATM Burned, Buktar Tabuni, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Dominikus Sorabut, Earth Liberation Front, ELF- Indonesian Fraction, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Indigenous Struggle, Individualists Tending towards the Wild (ITS), Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Conspiracy for Revenge, International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Jakarta, Kulon Progo, Makassar, Marco Camenisch, Ogan Kemilir Ilir, Revolutionary Struggle, Sabotage, TAV, Tukijo
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
“Our freedom fighters are poorly armed, often having to make do with spears and bows and arrows to fight the Indonesian army, yet despite our poor military equipment, we have been strong enough to stand up against Indonesia’s military machine for more than 30 years. No one can deny we are strong.” Moses Werror 1/24/96.
Forgotten Bird of Paradise is a 2009 documentary film directed by Dominic Brown, about the struggle for independence being fought in West Papua. Brown travelled and filmed in West Papua without the permission of the Indonesian authorities, putting himself in great danger. The documentary features an interview conducted with Yusak Pakage, a high profile West Papuan political prisoner recognised by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience. He is currently serving a ten year prison sentence for raising the West Papuan flag during a ceremony in 2004. The interview was recorded in secret by Brown during a hospital visit where Pakage was receiving treatment for torture.
There is also footage and dialogue from an OPM camp led by one of the armed resistance leaders, General Goliath Tabuni. Tabuni and his fighters speak about how Freeport mine has destroyed the land and exploits the people, how Indonesia is ruining the environment and stealing the resources with the help of foreign companies, which they then sell to the USA, UK and Australia. Indonesia spends the money on military equipment to murder those who resist. Solidarity with the West Papuan anti-colonial struggle and OPM.
Link for human rights NGO: http://tapol.org/
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
From El Enemigo Comun – by Simòn Sedillo / via anarchistnews
On December 11, 2012, the US Justice Department announced that banking giant HSBC was immune from prosecution despite overwhelming evidence that they consistently failed to implement controls against money-laundering. Assistant attorney general Lanny Breuer said: “Had the US authorities decided to press criminal charges, HSBC would almost certainly have lost its banking license in the US, the future of the institution would have been under threat and the entire banking system would have been destabilized.”
The entire banking system would have been destabilized?
The Department of Justice opted rather to charge HSBC a record-breaking 1.9 billion dollar fine, and ordered the bank’s activities monitored for five years. The 1.9 billion is equivalent to five weeks’ worth of HSBC earnings, in other words, a drop in the bucket. The saddest part of the story in the mainstream media, is the focus on money laundered and money fined, as opposed to lives lost and crime legitimized in one of the most grotesque admissions of complicity with organized crime in the so-called war on drugs. Basically what was announced to the world by the US Justice Department was that the money ran too thick, and the criminals were too powerful. The global economic impact of prosecuting a bank where the dirty money has been going, was too dangerous to risk. “Sorry kids, but we guess the bad guys win.” (more…)
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Call for solidarity actions on Tuesday November 27th
Raising Resistance: Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en.
Call for actions on Tuesday November 27th
In inspiring resistance this past week, the Unist’ot’en and Grassroots Wet’suwet’en have, yet again, evicted pipelines from their territories!
On November 20th, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Toghestiy intercepted and issued an eagle feather to surveyors from the Can-Am Geomatics company who were working for Apache’s proposed natural gas Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP). In Wet’suwet’en law, an eagle feather is used as a first and only notice of trespass. The surveyors were ordered to leave the territory and the road leading into the territory has been closed to all industry activities until further notice. The materials that were left behind by the work crew are being held until Apache and PTP agree to open up appropriate lines of communication with the Unist’ot’en and grassroots Wet’suwet’en according to the Free Prior and Informed Consent protocol and laws of their unceded territories. The Unist’ot’en are against all pipelines slated to cross through their territories, which include Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgans northern proposal, Pembina, and Spectra. (more…)
Tags: Apache (Energy Company), Canada, Carbon Corridor, Encana, Fracking, Indigenous Struggle, Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, Pacific Trails Pipeline, Royal Bank of Canada, Solidarity Action, Unist’ot’en, Wet’suwet’en
Posted in Eco Struggle
Farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous people and residents of Casiguran organise against the Mega-Project APECO (Philippines)
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
325 receives & transmits:
On the 3rd weekend in February, a two-day International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to call for international and local support against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, better known as APECO, will happen. This mission will be highlighted by an on-site visit of Swiss, Dutch and Filipino faith-based leaders, local anti-APECO support groups, representatives of the CHR and NCIP, and media around the area of the eco-zone on February 17 and 18, 2012. (more…)
Friday, October 21st, 2011
19 October 2011
Last Wednesday night we attacked the office of Australian Labour Party MP, Jenny Macklin, Minister for Indigenous affairs. We did this because the Australian government is a government of occupation and ongoing colonization of the Indigenous people of this country. Our actions are in solidarity with the Indigenous people who have been invaded, whose land has been stolen, who have been forcibly removed from their homelands, from their families, whose cultures and languages have been irreversibly damaged, and who are still experiencing ongoing waves of attacks at the hands of our colonial government, of this very office of “Indigenous Affairs”.
We also carried out this attack because as non-Indigenous citizens of this country we are coerced into a situation where we materially benefit from the colonization of Indigenous peoples. We have learnt to deny the reality of the origins of our material wealth – we are the “lucky country”. The myth of luck disguises the reality of war and occupation upon which our lives are built. We are born into a society that tells us that this colonial activity is a good thing, that it is “for us”, that it is “for them”. That capitalist, materialist culture is “good”. Is “beneficial”.
That everyone deserves the “great Australian dream” built on the spoils of colonial war. But the dream is a myth. We act because we want to break the monotony of this existence. We do not believe that material comfort is the sole quality which makes life “good”. We act because we do not believe in the cultural superiority of capitalism, and reject the missionary logic of assimilating Indigenous peoples to provide them with a “better” life. We do not believe a life based solely on consumption that is devoid of real emotion, community, individuality and joy is a “better” way of life. This society is boring. It’s empty, unfulfilling, dissatisfying. It is built on a web of lies, pain and suffering, haunted by the almost erased memories of ways of life we have lost.
We reject this culture of denial. We reject a society that is telling us that we must accept the categories given to us by society, be it either “oppressed” or “oppressor”, “colonized” or “coloniser”. We are against colonization. We are against the assimilation of the world into white supremacist capitalist culture. Everyone is resisting this system every day in countless different ways, from the seemingly insignificant like every time someone shoplifts from Woolworths, doesn’t buy a ticket on the train, turns off their tv because they’re sick of the mindless bullshit; to community walk-offs, and rioting in the streets. This is one way we are choosing to not only resist but intensify our resistance and our lives. Through this action we are reclaiming our dignity and clearly stating our refusal to be “obedient” citizens of colonial Australia.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
APECO = Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Free Port, a huge capitalist industrial development threatening the lives and environment of a large number of people, animals, fish and nature, whilst being promoted as an ‘ecological development’ by the insidious ‘green-wash’ public relations of professional advertising companies. This is a report 325 received from our correspondent there:
Last April 7 and 8 (2011), a huge crowd of approximately 500 people participate to support the two days Anti-APECO Caravan Rally. This people are came from different sector such as farmers, fisherfolks, students, womens sector, indigenous community and churches. They are all against the APECO development because of the unlawful, inhumane and destructive aspects of this governmental project that will affect the natural resources, livelihood and all the inhabitants that already live here. (more…)
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
325 received this following message from the Philippines, where struggling indigenous people, the Agta-Dumagat Tribe, and their allies are resisting a huge mega-project of capitalist development/tourism/industrialism in the Aurora region, which is being heavily ‘green-washed’ by public relations/advertising companies for the purpose of hiding the destructive nature of the plan. (more…)