Philippine’s Autocrat Passes Draconian “Anti-Terrorism” Law

In this article, Salonika and Max expose how the Covid-19 pandemic has enforced suppression of political dissent in the Philippines due to a bill known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 which places resistance movements in a pinch. You can also read this piece on the increased surveillance during the CoVid crisis. Deep Green Resistance … Continue reading Philippine’s Autocrat Passes Draconian “Anti-Terrorism” Law

Is Casteism Dead in Nepal?

Caste-based discrimination and violence has been prevalent in Nepalese society for a long time. Although both have been made illegal, Salonika explains why incidents occur, highlighting the harmful system that maintains the violence.  Is Casteism dead in Nepal? By Salonika May 23, 2020 marks the nine-year anniversary of the day when the parliament passed a … Continue reading Is Casteism Dead in Nepal?

Vishakhapatnam Gas Leak: Who Do We Hold Accountable?

In this piece, Salonika explains how this culture prioritizes economic gains over human and natural welfare. She describes how series of toxic accidents in India (of which the Vishakhapatnam gas leak is one example) lays testimony to this fact. In such a culture, is it possible to hold the responsible actors accountable for their actions? … Continue reading Vishakhapatnam Gas Leak: Who Do We Hold Accountable?

The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Coronavirus is leading to expansions in surveillance around the world. This article discusses implications and what we can do to protect ourselves. By Max Wilbert & Salonika Fear is a powerful force. Fear is not just an emotion: it is a state of heightened physiological arousal. Fear lowers our immunity. Fear makes careful decision-making difficult. … Continue reading The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India

What is electric power worth? The coal power industry is responsible for an incredible amount of suffering and death via air, soil, water pollution and land destruction. This is not to mention the gathering climate crisis apocalypse. This piece, by DGR South Asia organizer Salonika, discusses the cost of coal. Reliance Power Accident in India … Continue reading Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India

What Can We Learn From Coronavirus?

Those who frame coronavirus as an enemy are wrong. A virus, no matter how destructive to us and those we love, is but another part of life on this planet. Even if you accept the language of war, remember Ovid’s words: “Fas est et ab hoste doceri.” It is right to learn, even from the … Continue reading What Can We Learn From Coronavirus?

The “Just World” Hypothesis

Belief in a Just World – And What it Means for Resistance By Salonika Many people hold a strong belief that justice is an inalienable right of every individual, and that the current social, economic and political systems ensure that justice is delivered. The belief that actions and conditions have predictable and just consequences is … Continue reading The “Just World” Hypothesis

Trees Felled in India and Nepal Amid Protests

By Salonika Neupane / Photos: Jalpesh Mehta (Empower Foundation) via Let India Breathe Deforestation has been a major contributing factor towards environmental problems. Trees, in addition to providing oxygen, also sequester carbon. By cutting down trees, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases sharply, contributing to the problem of greenhouse effect. Despite these … Continue reading Trees Felled in India and Nepal Amid Protests