Ragina Johnson is an activist in the International Socialist Organization in the Bay Area.
Ragina Johnson was a speaker at Socialism 2018, an annual socialist gathering sponsored by the International Socialist Organization held in Chicago, Illinois in July 2018. Go to the main page of ISO Socialism Conference...
The Red Nation conference
August 30, 2018 The Red Nation’s recent conference was an opportunity to discuss the struggle among Native peoples and its implications for the left, according to a report by Brian Ward and Ragina Johnson for Socialist Worker.
Native Liberation conference
More than 400 people made their way to historically Pueblo and Diné (Navajo) land, modern-day Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the third annual Native Liberation Conference, hosted by The Red Nation on August 11 and 12. The Red Nation is a radical organization of Natives and non-Natives organizing for Native liberation and the liberation of all.
The success of the conference follows directly from the unfolding of the largest wave of Native resistance since the 1960s and 1970s, including rise of Idle No More in Canada, the fight at Standing Rock and against other pipelines, and the #NativeLivesMatter movement.
There were also panels to connect African national liberation struggles, the historic Irish liberation struggle, the fight around ecological and treaty justice in the greater Chaco Canyon landscape, and the struggle to abolish ICE with The Red Nation’s struggle to end the Entrada.
In addition, the International Socialist Organization hosted a panel, featuring the authors of this article Brian Ward and Ragina Johnson, entitled “Solidarity Will Win: Socialism and Indigenous Peoples.”