By Aviva Chomsky | – ( Tomdispatch.com ) – Earlier this month, a Honduran court found David Castillo, a U.S.-trained former Army intelligence officer and the head of an internationally financed hydroelectric company, guilty of the 2016 murder of celebrated Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres. His company was building a dam that threatened the traditional lands […]
Is the Biden Administration outsourcing the Border?
By Aviva Chomsky | – ( Tomdispatch.com ) – Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump’s draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his “Plan to Build Security and Prosperity in Partnership with the People of Central America,” restoring “U.S. leadership […]
Environment or Jobs? The Green New Deal can Boost Both
( Tomdispatch.com ) – When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory, as climate change’s momentum outpaces predictions. In such a situation, in a country whose president and administration seem hell-bent on doing everything they conceivably can to […]
The DNA Industry and the Disappearing Indian: DNA, Race, and Native Rights
Native rights rest on an acceptance that race and identity are, in fact, the products of history.