Recently, we have witnessed the commodification of “LAND BACK” through nonprofit marketing campaigns. We have seen the rejection of land back and its connection to Indigenous and Black national liberation by “patriotic socialists” in the imperial core. Within Indigenous communities and among anti-communists, we have also witnessed the rejection of the science of Marxism-Leninism as the pathway to land back. In this momentous struggle for liberation, for the future of humanity and for the survival of the Earth, the fight for land back must be founded on and retain an anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist orientation.

In the last decade we have seen an upsurge of struggle in the land back movement, an Indigenous-led continental movement in the so-called United States and Canada that clashes against five centuries of settler colonialism. This development has found expression in the defense of land and water in 2016 at Standing Rock against the fossil fuel Dakota Access pipeline and in Anishinaabe territory in Northern Minnesota and Michigan against Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 5. We’ve also seen uprisings among the Mashpee Wampanoag in Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island, and the Wiyot people in California’s Duluwat Island to reclaim their stolen lands, among the Haudenosaunee people from the Six Nations of the Grand River to shut down settler encroachment on unceded territory. The Indigenous nations of British Columbia have mobilized to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and mobilized in the massive and ongoing “shut down Canada'' blockades in support of the Wet’suwet’en people against the construction of a natural gas pipeline through their territory. This upsurge is part and parcel of the fight against the economic and political crisis of a capitalist system in decay. The contamination of the waters and the land, the centuries-old dispossession of Indigenous nations, the…

Diversity and inclusion at the table of imperialists should not erase our memories and understanding that the empire itself is the main enemy and its continued existence is the root issue. Instead of committing ourselves to impossibly reforming the imperialist nation-state, we have a duty to our human and other-than-human relatives to build the alternatives and power needed to end the occupation and heal our planet.

Originally published by MROnline on Aug 16, 2021 On Dec. 17, 2020, Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) was appointed by Joe Biden as Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI). Celebratory headlines proclaimed it a “historic moment” and the identity politics-influenced left was quick to defend the appointment from questioning. The U.S. settler-empire, for the first time, has a Native woman leading a wing of government which was specifically designed to erase Indigenous people and manage stolen lands. Immediately, Haaland’s nomination was touted as a “victory for Indigenous movements.” In these celebrations, Halaand’s history of being an establishment politician and her betrayals of internationalism, in support of U.S. imperialism, were not disclosed. These celebrations point to an assumption that Haaland, on the basis of her being an Indigenous woman, would automatically push for policies which are favorable to Indigenous relatives and the well-being of the land. The celebratory fervor did not take into account the fact that her politics are aligned with the Biden administration, and by extension, the U.S. empire. Even under the best circumstances, individuals such as Haaland cannot move things forward for us; only mass movements, organized against capitalism and imperialism, can advance the struggle. Many people have…

#HandsOffCuba #VivaLaRevolucion The people of Cuba and their chosen leadership, the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), have come under fire from a coordinated media assault and some minor agitation on the ground. We at the Peoples’ Anti-Colonial Press stand firmly with Cuba, the Cuban people, and the PCC against imperialist aggression and defamation.

As the US empire faces increased instability and uncertainty, the imperialists have renewed a strategic and organized campaign against socialist forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Less than a week after the suspicious assasination of the extremely unpopular Hatian president, Jovenel Moïse, a meeting between CIA and Brazilian right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro, and an uncovered paramilitary insurgency plot against the revolutionary Venezuelan government, the people of Cuba and their chosen leadership, the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), have come under fire from a coordinated media assault and some minor agitation on the ground.  Small protests numbering less than a thousand people, including participants bearing US flags and MAGA hats, were later dwarfed by massive pro-government counter-protests in a show of popular support for the PCC by the Cuban people. However, the US media manufactured their own narratives and were backed by a coordinated anti-communist social media campaign dubbed #SOSCuba. Ill-informed Americans began to echo the demands being perpetuated across the internet including calls for “freedom,” an answer to vaccine and food shortages, and arrogant ultimatums for the popularly supported socialist leadership to step down. Medicine and food The PCC understands that most governments cannot sell vaccines to Cuba, due…

The People’s Agreement of Cochabamba is an important intervention developed by people of the Global South, those most severely affected by the impact of climate change. Contrary to the approaches proposed by governments and corporations in the Global North, that discuss climate change as a problem limited to a rise in temperatures without addressing the cause, the Cochabamba Agreement addresses its root cause, namely the capitalist system.

Editor's Note: The People’s Agreement of Cochabamba is an important intervention developed by people of the Global South, those most severely affected by the impact of climate change. Contrary to the approaches proposed by governments and corporations in the Global North, that discuss climate change as a problem limited to a rise in temperatures without addressing the cause, the Cochabamba Agreement addresses its root cause, namely the capitalist system. As such, it goes beyond proposals such as the Green New Deal, a legislative and economic program promoted by “progressive” forces in the United States, in that it is based on the understanding that the climate crisis we face is a systemic crisis rooted in capitalism.  The international capitalist class' biggest crime, setting our planet down a doomed path, can only be interrupted by an honest and realistic strategy. Shifting from fossil fuels to new extractivist projects is not the answer. This understanding is rooted in the knowledge that the capitalist logic of competition and limitless growth, of production and consumption for profit, separates human beings from nature, imposing a logic of domination upon nature and peoples which is leading us down the path to extinction. The People’s Agreement of Cochabamba,…