By John Ahni Schertow • Jan 7, 2013
Intercontinental Cry (IC) is pleased to announce the release of Indigenous Struggles 2012: Dispatches From the Fourth World, an exclusive annual briefing on the global Indigenous movement.
It has been a monumental year for the global Indigenous movement, to say the least. During the course of 2012, Indigenous Peoples led more than a thousand protests, occupations, blockades and other essential actions around the world, to turn back the tide of colonialism, to protect cultures and lands, to assert basic rights and, quite simply, to defend the Earth.
It was almost impossible to keep up with it all. Almost. Most impressively, there was the Nasa’s expulsion of military personnel from their territory in Colombia, the group of villagers in India who enforced the destruction of Monsanto test crops; a dozen solid victories against the tar sands and associated pipelines; And let’s not forget the sudden appearance of #idlenomore in Canada and the equally sudden establishment of new Indigenous governments in Nigeria, Australia and West Papua.