North Eastern Anarchist

STRUGGLE FOR THE LAND: RACISM, CLASS AND SOLIDARITY IN THE SIX NATIONS LAND RECLAMATION

[this is from 2006, an earlier draft of an article later published as:
Shantz, J. 2007. "
Solidarity and the 6 Nation struggle for the land." North Eastern Anarchist #12 (January).  nefac.net/NEA12
* For more on the Iroquois Confederacy, see also in that issue "'Where License Reigns With All Impunity': An Anarchist Study of the Rotinonshón:ni Polity" by Stephen Arthur
* for a more recent news report on this particular reclamation, see: Windle, Jim. 2014. "The Kanonhstaton barricade is gone … kinda" Two Row Times (August 20). Six Nations: Garlow Media.]

 

On February 28, 2006, members of Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy reclaimed 40 hectares of lands belonging to their community. The land, which was under construction as part of a new residential subdivision, had been sold to a developer, Henco Industries, despite the fact that the government knew it was contested land when it allowed it to be sold. In addition, the government did not appropriately follow the specified procedures of its own “Grand River Notification Agreement” to properly inform Six Nations of actions, environmental and otherwise, undertaken within the area under question. Such has been the history of governments in Canada in disregarding indigenous land rights.

The World’s Largest Workplace: Social Reproduction and Wages for Housework

by PJ Lilley & Jeff Shantz


[Note: This article, from The Northeastern Anarchist (Issue #9) Summer / Fall 2004, was also designed as an A4 foldover pamphlet suitable for photocopying, this version, summer 2012, by Punching Out Press.

One of the all time great swindles of history is the massive free labor subsidy that capital has scored in working class homes. So much of our time, energy, interests, resources and money goes into the home-based work to re-produce our class....

Putting the Control Back in Birth Control: Racism, Class and Reproductive Rights

"Rape, racism, sexism, and capitalism have been consistent elements in a long history of documented assaults against the reproductive sovereignty of Black women." [1] -Theryn Kigvamasud’ Vashti, Communities Against Rape and Abuse

Originally published in the Northeastern Anarchist: Repro Series, Spring 2005

For working women, control of one's own body is constantly another turf battle in the class war. In this second article in our series on reproduction, we look at birth control and sterilization in the context of other attacks on the poor.

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