Apr 17, 2021
In this episode we interview Justine Teba, Orien Longknife, and Demetrius Johnson from The Red Nation. Our discussion centers around the book The Red Deal: Indigenous Action To Save Our Earth, which is the first book release from the Red Media imprint on Common Notions.
The Red Deal is a call for action beyond the scope of the US colonial state. It’s a program for Indigenous liberation, life, and land—an affirmation that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live dignified lives. The Red Deal is not a response to the Green New Deal, or a “bargain” with the elite and powerful. It’s a deal with the humble people of the earth; a pact that we shall strive for peace and justice and a declaration that movements for justice must come from below and to the left.
In 2019 we had a conversation with Nick Estes that touched on The Red Deal, but the new book offers a full elaboration of the program.
We talk to Justine, Orien and Demetrius about the creation of the book and many of the topics covered within it. Including how struggles for indigenous sovereignty, decolonization, anti-imperialism, food sovereignty, and the caretaking economy are central to the struggle to maintain a habitable Earth. Along the way we also cover indigenous science, the importance of organizations, and how The Red Nation see their role in revitalizing the spirit of indigenous resistance.
Please remember to support Millennials Are Killing Capitalism and Red Media on patreon if you enjoy our content and are able to support and make sure you go pick up a copy of The Red Deal and tune into their launch party on April 22nd.