Christopher Vialva and his mother Lisa Brown just days before his execution in Indiana
Domestic News

Racism and the Death Penalty

By Abayomi Azikiwe Christopher Vialva, 40, was executed by the United States government on September 24, 2020 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Vialva was the first Black person put to death by the federal criminal justice […]

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Indigenous People Want Name Change of Historic Neighborhood

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff A rally, march and cultural event was held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 on the eastside of Detroit in the residential district known as “Indian Village.” A Native American resident […]

Indian Village Detroit
Domestic News

Detroit: Native People Campaign for Neighborhood Name Change

Native people have begun a campaign to change the name of a Detroit eastside neighborhood called “Indian Village” and its community newsletter “Smoke Signals.” Below is a letter delivered to the neighborhood association by a […]

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July 4 Demonstrations Held in Solidarity with Indigenous and Black Lives

  By Detroit Fighting Words Staff These photographs were taken on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in downtown Detroit. There were two rallies in support of Indigenous and Black lives. One action began at Grand Circus […]

Detroit Third Wet'suwet'en solidarity action on March 2, 2020
International News

Third Week of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en at Windsor-Detroit Tunnel

By Fighting Words Detroit Staff These photographs were taken on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the third weekly demonstration in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation people waging a protracted struggle in British Columbia, Canada […]

Detroit demonstration in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation in front of the Canadian Consulate on Feb. 17, 2020
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Detroit Demonstration in Solidarity with WET’SUWET’EN on U.S.-Canada Border

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff These photographs were taken on Mon. Feb. 17, 2020 in downtown Detroit on Jefferson Ave. right outside the Canadian Consulate located at Renaissance Center. The demonstration was called in solidarity […]

Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en Territory
International News

Palestinians stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation

The TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline aims to steal Wet’suwet’en land, use resource extraction to solidify control over Indigenous territories, destroy the environment and violate Indigenous laws. By Palestinian BDS National Committee – Canada From the […]

Unist’ot’en Camp
International News

Press Release: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs Reject BC Supreme Court Decision!

By Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade Smithers (BC) – Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs representing all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation reject the BC Supreme Court decision to extend Coastal GasLink’s injunction order, which has criminalized the practice […]

International News

Urgent message from the Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory

By Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade SHARE WIDELY – RCMP have invaded and occupied our territory and are working to establish a police detachment on Gidumt’en territory without the consent of our people. Our chiefs have entered into […]