Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

     by Buffalo Field Campaign YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / GARDINER, MONTANA:  Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks. Yellowstone asserts that these actions are necessary to appease Montana’s livestock industry which claims wild bison pose a … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

Book Review: “Resistance to Tyranny” by Joseph P. Martino

For resistance forces to have any chance at success in the fight against the ecocidal corporate state and forces aligned with white supremacy and misogyny, they must be skilled. It is with this skilling in mind that we review the book “Resistance Against Tyranny” by Joseph P. Martino. ... Continue reading →

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court Stops Hydro Project for Failing to Consult Indigenous Peoples

     by John McPhaul / Cultural Survival On November 1, 2016, the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court provided some good news to a Terraba (Teribe) Indigenous territory when it stopped the state-run Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE by its Spanish acronym) from going forward with the Diquis hydroelectric project for failing to consult … Continue reading Costa Rica’s Supreme Court Stops Hydro Project for Failing to Consult Indigenous Peoples

The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law

Featured image: Cofan Indigenous leader Emergildo Criollo looks over an oil contaminated river hear his home in northern Ecuador. Photo by Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network (flickr). Some rights reserved.      by Kiana Herold / Intercontinental Cry Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering … Continue reading The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law

“Montrose 9,” Arrested for Blockading Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline, Sentenced

     by ResistAim Cortlandt, NY — On Friday morning –  in front of a packed courtroom of over 100 New York residents, activists, sympathizers and supporters opposed to Spectra’s “AIM” Pipeline – Cortlandt Town Court Judge Daniel McCarthy issued sentences for nine New York residents (known as the “Montrose 9”) that were arrested for … Continue reading “Montrose 9,” Arrested for Blockading Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline, Sentenced

Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and Sabotage

This is part eleven of the series Protective Use of Force.  Find the first part at Choosing Effective Tactics for our Struggle, the second part at Defining Violence, part three at Different Forms of Violence, part four at The Problems With Violence, part five at Defining Nonviolence and Pacifism, part six at What is Nonviolent Resistance? Part … Continue reading Protective Use of Force: Nonviolence and Sabotage

Hidro Santa Cruz leaves Guatemala

     by Real World Radio via Intercontinental Cry After eight years of struggle, communities in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, are celebrating a decision by Spanish company Ecoener-Hidralia to leave Guatemala and start the “process of extinction of Hidro Santa Cruz S.A.” The Dec. 29 announcement signals the end to a tragic legacy of political persecution … Continue reading Hidro Santa Cruz leaves Guatemala

Positive Thinking in a Dark Age

I recall a Buddhist parable involving a stick that appears from a distance to be a snake, causing fear to rise in the perceiver. As the perception shifts upon closer examination, the fear subsides and the relieved hiker continues down the path. Understanding and awareness have a lot to do with how we feel and how we act. As hosts to the dominant cultural mindset (our collective understanding of who we are in the universe), our minds play a critical part in both perpetuating our dominant way of life and also in shifting away from it. ... Continue reading →

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