indigenous struggles

Arctic Sami people assert territorial control

April 2020

After more than a decade slugging it out through the legal system, the Sami people have secured exclusive rights to determine who could hunt and fish in part of their ancestral territory.

Sovereignty on trial — The tale of two court cases

April 2020

In this issue, the Freedom Socialist Organiser brings you two pieces about important but partial wins in the courts for Indigenous people — one in the High Court of Australia and other in the Swedish Supreme Court. Both set precedents.

Lebanon: An Arab Spring resurgence

April 2020

Lebanon’s five-month uprising against corrupt government, banks and, notably, religious sectarianism is a beacon of hope to other rebellions in the region.

Mexican women strike over femicides

April 2020

The day after Women’s Right Day, millions of women went on a general strike against Mexico’s unchecked murder of sisters, mothers and daughters. Women all over Latin America pledged support, as must all human rights fighters everywhere.

Showdown over fossil fuels in Canada

April 2020

Native protesters and widespread supporters paralyzed Canada’s economy for 20 days. A showcase on how to fight for climate sanity and indigenous rights.