What are revolutions?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. George Lawson writes in Anatomies of Revolution about two common but unhelpful ways that revolutions are viewed. Either as everywhere – on the streets in the Middle East, to describe new technology, in films and also to describe political leaders. The second is that they are minor disturbances and “irrelevant … Continue reading What are revolutions?

Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This episode of Muse Ecology is a terrific podcast with interviews with members of the People of Red Mountain, local community members, campers at Thacker Pass, and other supporters of Protect Thacker Pass. In this episode in the Water, Life, Climate, and Civilization series, we hear diverse voices from the resistance to the proposed lithium … Continue reading Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

The promise of restoration lives within us

Editor’s note: We believe that the UN are an elitist organization and more part of the problem than offering vital solutions. Ecological restoration however will become much more important in the near future, and learning from indigenous peoples and their ways to connect to their landbases may be our only chance of survival. This article … Continue reading The promise of restoration lives within us

In DRC, community ownership of forests helps guard the Grauer’s gorilla

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. The Congolese government has officially recognized community ownership of a conservation area linking two national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, giving hope for the survival of the Grauer’s gorilla, a critically endangered species. The gorilla, found only in DRC, faces threats from habitat loss, poaching for bushmeat, … Continue reading In DRC, community ownership of forests helps guard the Grauer’s gorilla

‘Triumph for Environmental Justice’: Oil Companies Scrap Pipeline Plans Amid Grassroots Pressure

“We’ve shown them that we aren’t the path of least resistance,” said a local organizer. “We are the path of resilience.” This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. By Julia Conley Community activists in Memphis, Tennessee and northwest Mississippi celebrated a grassroots victory on Saturday after two oil companies canceled plans to build a pipeline that would have … Continue reading ‘Triumph for Environmental Justice’: Oil Companies Scrap Pipeline Plans Amid Grassroots Pressure

The Ideology of Human Supremacy

The somber truth is that the vast bulk of nature’s staggering abundance has already disappeared. We live in a world characterized primarily by the relative silence and emptiness of its natural spaces. Underlying this devastation is the ideology of human supremacy—claiming innate superiority over nonhuman forms of life. But is human supremacy innate to humanity, … Continue reading The Ideology of Human Supremacy

Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”

Editor’s note: We are very thankful to George Price for his wonderful review of the book Bright Green Lies. Book Review: Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It By Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert By George Price, originally published on his blog learningearthways. This … Continue reading Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”

What are social movements?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement.   Social movements are important because when collective action spreads across an entire society it leads to a cycle of protest. When such a cycle is organised around opposed or multiple classes or interest groups then this can lead to revolutions [1]. This is simplistic as there are … Continue reading What are social movements?

Why We Should Change How We Talk About Nonhuman Animals

We wouldn’t say “it” or “that” when referring to humans, so why would we for other sentient individuals? This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Debra Merskin, Carrie P. Freeman and Alicia Graef Happy has to be one of the most ironic names for … Continue reading Why We Should Change How We Talk About Nonhuman Animals

Listening To Earth

By Rebecca Wildbear I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 21. Scientifically, the odds were that I would die. They could have rolled me aside and let it happen, but doctors and loved ones did what they could to keep me alive. They tried to save my life even though they did not know … Continue reading Listening To Earth

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