Settler-colonialism and Solidarity at Standing Rock

Featured image: New York activists unite together under the #BLM and #NoDAPL movements.  Source: Ashoka Jegroo. Why Black Lives Matter is fighting alongside Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. Sept. 13, 2016. In early April of 2016, Standing Rock Sioux organizers and activists, known as Water Protectors, launched an occupy movement in resistance to the Dakota Access…

International Solidarity: Anakbayan’s Youth Movement

The featured image above is from Anakbayan’s summer 2011 exposure trip to the Philippines. Taken by Nicole Ramirez.  In a globalized world, it is crucial for people to form transnational networks beyond nation-states. Movements rooted in struggles share organizing strategies and build coalitions  that resist global capitalism. Anakbayan-USA is exemplary of this—where youth and students…

Berkeley’s Indigenous Peoples Day

Featured image is of the first Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow in Berkeley, 1993. An Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow has been celebrated annually since. Source: “The First IP Day Pow Wow Picture Album.” From: Archive of Indigenous Peoples Day, http://ipdpowwow.org/Archives_4.html (accessed December 7. 2016).   More and more people have come to view the explorer Christopher Columbus…

#Fix96: Communities Organizing Against Deportation

Featured Image: Fix ‘96 campaign poster created by the Immigrant Justice Network. Text: “Will the next president stand with immigrants? Fix ‘96: End Mass Criminalization. “Fix ’96: End the Mass Criminalization of Immigrants.” Digital image. Immigrant Justice Network: Fairness and Justice for Immigrants. Updated June 24, 2016. Accessed December 7, 2016. http://immigrantjusticenetwork.org/resources/fix96/  The 1996 Illegal Immigration…