The indigenous uprising at Standing Rock was far from an isolated incident on that native land, as historian Nick Estes shows in a new book. It is the site of hundreds of years of anticolonial struggle.
Sarah Knopp is the program director for the Lannan Foundation's Cultural Freedom Program. She has been an international solidarity activist for more than a decade in Los Angeles and New Mexico.
US refugee policy holds that only victims of political violence, not "private" acts like domestic abuse or gang violence, deserve refugee status. But we can't talk about such violence in Central America without talking about mass incarceration and US policy in the region.