The International Indigenous Peoples Movement of Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins in raising the Naga National Flag of freedom in celebration of the 74th Naga Independence Day. We stand with the Naga people in North East India and around the world in calling for genuine peace, dignity and human rights.
The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the Karen people in commemorating the 70th year of Karen Martyr’s Day. On this significant occasion, we remember Saw Ba U Gyi, founder of the Karen National Union, and all Karen heroes and martyrs who devoted their life to the struggle for freedom.
Proponents of biofortification are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to promote the development, production, and sale of genetically-engineered food crops as a silver bullet to the imminent hunger crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only exposed the ineffectiveness of the capitalist system to deal with a crisis but also its criminal tendency to disregard hunger and impoverishment suffered by the masses at this critical juncture, prioritizing profits over people. Further, the imperialist anti-labor policies have also been well exposed. Neoliberal policies have bereft nation-states of financial, material and human resources, are helpless to stop the disease and look after the needs of the people.
Women hold equal rights to men in society and these should be upheld at all times. It is for workers’ and farmers’ movements to ensure that women hold command space in forcing movements forward in our fight against exploitation and oppression embedded in patriarchy, feudalism and capitalism.