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Time is Short: Ferguson, Missouri: Seeing Clearly

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance San Diego We need to be clear about what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Let’s pretend, just for a moment, that your people were stolen from their ancestral homes and stacked like lumber in the hulls of filthy ships to be sold half a world away. Millions […]

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Nearly 1000 environmental activists murdered since 2002

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay At least 908 people were murdered for taking a stand to defend the environment between 2002 and 2013, according to a new report today from Global Witness, which shows a dramatic uptick in the murder rate during the past four years. Notably, the report appears on the same day that […]

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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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How To Win The Media War Against Grassroots Activists: Stratfor’s Strategies

By Steve Horn, for Mint Press News Rafael Pagan — who died in 1993 — was not invited to be a part of his former associate’s new firm, Mongoven, Biscoe & Duchin. His tactic of conquering and dividing activist movements and isolating the “fanatic activist leaders” lived on, though, through his former business partner, Jack […]

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Let’s Get Free!: A Scope of the Problem

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance Over the almost seven years I have been involved in social justice activism of various kinds, my level of understanding concerning our social and planetary predicament has grown quite a bit. I began my process towards a radical perspective as a student activist in the university anti-violence against […]

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Gogebic Taconite hires private paramilitaries to keep protesters off mine site

By Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story Heavily-armed, masked paramilitary forces descended upon the Gogebic Taconite mining site in Wisconsin over the weekend, much to the chagrin of local residents and elected officials. “I’m appalled,” state Sen. Bob Jauch (D) told The Wisconsin State Journal on Monday. “There is no evidence to justify their […]

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Corporations in Indonesia grabbing and destroying indigenous forest land

By John Vidal / The Observer Land conflicts between farmers and plantation owners, mining companies and developers have raged across Indonesia as local and multinational companies have been encouraged to seize and then deforest customary land – land owned by indigenous people and administered in accordance with their customs. More than 600 were recorded in […]

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Press Release: TR McKenzie of DGR Great Plains Arrested

Activist Arrested Prior to Press Conference Regarding Whiteclay Abuses LINCOLN, Nebraska (May 24, 2013) – Activist T.R. McKenzie was arrested this morning prior to his scheduled appearance at a press conference at the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. McKenzie was planning to speak about the most recent in a long history of documented code violations and […]

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State of Siege: Mining Conflict Escalates in Guatemala

By Sandra Cuffe This article was originally published by Upside Down World on May 2, 2013, and is republished here with permission from the author. With the world’s attention focused on the on-again off-again genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and his head of military intelligence in Guatemala City, there has been […]

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3/30 Memphis Anti-Klan Demonstration: Protesting in a Police State

By Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin / Memphis Black Autonomy Federation To grasp what happened at the March 30, 2013 Klan demonstration, you need to understand what led up to everything. The Klan said it came to Memphis to protest the renaming of the racist Memphis Confederate Parks system. Of course, all police preparations and media reporting […]

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