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Let’s Get Free!: We Have The Means, Now Do What’s Necessary

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance On June 28, 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization for Afro-American Unity (OAAU) at the Audubon Ballroom in New York. In the speech, he stated what became his most famous quote: We declare our right on this earth to be a […]

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Time is Short: Nelson Mandela and the Path to Militant Resistance

We have had several months to reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Since his death, world leaders have attempted to coopt this legacy. It is especially interesting to see how many who once branded Mandela a terrorist are rushing to pay their respects. [1] His freedom fighter past has been quietly forgotten. […]

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Rachel Ivy: Against an Uncritical Embrace of Gender

By Rachel Ivy / Deep Green Resistance Eugene The following is a response to an open letter written by Bonnie Mann to Lierre Keith. Hello Professor Mann, You wrote an open letter recently to my friend and fellow activist Lierre Keith. You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, but as your letter discusses […]

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Mohawk protesters blockade rail line, demand inquiry into indigenous women murders

By Canadian Press Police say three people will be charged after Mohawk protesters calling for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women occupied CN Rail tracks in eastern Ontario. Provincial police say demonstrators moved onto the tracks Saturday morning in Napanee, leading to CN issuing a stop order for all trains. Police say a […]

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William Falk: I’m Afraid of the SDPD

By William Falk / Deep Green Resistance The San Diego Police Department scares me. All police, for that matter, scare me. I’m writing this because I cannot drown out the sharp pops of a burst of police gunfire hanging on the still desert air. I heard the eerily common sound of gunshots as I watched […]

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Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Dear Amnesty International, As the world’s largest human rights organization [1], you can’t claim ignorance of the figures. Let’s review a few of them. Researchers, interviewing 854 prostituted people in 9 countries, the vast majority of them women [2], found that: 89% wanted out but had […]

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Illegal dam threatens to flood Ngäbe territory; Panama planning forcible eviction

By Richard Arghiris / Intercontinental Cry Having fought tirelessly against the unlawful Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam, the indigenous Ngäbe communities on the banks of Panama’s Tabasará river are today threatened with forced eviction at the hands of Panama’s notoriously brutal security forces. The 29 MW dam, built by a Honduran-owned energy company, Genisa, received funding […]

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Peru allows gas company to invade “protected” indigenous reserve

By David Hill / Mongabay The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest. The approval follows the government rescinding a highly critical report on the potential impacts of the […]

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In name of “conservation”, Kenyan forces torch homes of indigenous Sengwer people

By New Internationalist Kenyan security forces have been burning hundreds of homes – belonging to some of the country’s oldest hunter-gatherers – in the last fortnight, in the name of ‘conserving forest biodiversity’ and safeguarding the area’s water catchment area for urban access. The Kenya Forest Service Guard, along with riot troops armed with AK-47 machine […]

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Corporation raiding Algonquin territory for minerals, selling to Toyota for Prius battery production

By Claire Stewart-Kanigan / The Dominion “Eco-consciousness” and “green living” are centrepieces of product branding for the Toyota Prius. But that feel-good packaging has rapidly worn thin for members of the Algonquin Nation and residents of Kipawa, Quebec, who are now fighting to protect traditional Algonquin territory from devastation in the name of hybrid car battery production. In 2011, […]

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