People & Groups Archives: Activists

Deep Green Resistance recognizes that this culture is insane

Excerpted from the book Deep Green Resistance — Chapter 15: Our Best Hope by Lierre Keith. Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. —G. K. Chesterton The IRA had Sinn Fein. The abolition movement had the Underground Railroad, … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance recognizes that this culture is insane

More Than 17,000 Rare Nevada Wildflowers Destroyed

In this article published on September 16, 2020 by the Center for Biologocal Diversity, they draw attention to a premeditated act of violence against a rare species of wildflower. The act may be linked to a proposal for an open-pit lithium mine to supply the battery industry. More Than 17,000 Rare Nevada Wildflowers Destroyed Tiehm’s … Continue reading More Than 17,000 Rare Nevada Wildflowers Destroyed

Irrigation Is Dewatering Rivers

All around the world, irrigation for agriculture is taking massive amounts of water from rivers, in many cases leaving them almost or entirely dry. This article comes from central Oregon, where 90% of human water use is for agriculture. Low Flows Due to Irrigation Destroying Deschutes River by George Wuerthner / The Wildlife News The … Continue reading Irrigation Is Dewatering Rivers

Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

An ongoing blockade to protect old-growth forests in western Canada has now lasted more than a month, but blockaders hopes that a government report would help protect the Fairy Creek Valley have been dashed. Forest Defenders Hold the Barricades as the BC Government Fails to Defer Road Building and Logging into the Fairy Creek Rainforest … Continue reading Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

The Wind That Shakes The Barley: The Green Flame Podcast

This episode of The Green Flame is a group discussion of the 2006 Ken Loach film “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.” We recommend watching the film before listening to this episode to better understand the discussion. You can view the film for free on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/TheWindThatShakesTheBarleyFULLMOVIE The title of the film “The Wind That … Continue reading The Wind That Shakes The Barley: The Green Flame Podcast

Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

This piece was originally published in Earth Island Journal. Zambia and Zimbabwe plan to move ahead with the $4 billion Batoka Gorge Dam that would displace villagers, wildlife, and a vibrant rafting industry along the Zambezi River. by Rebecca Wilbear/Earth Island Journal More than 50 men traverse the steep, rocky gorge. They balance as many … Continue reading Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

The People’s March For Jobs

In this piece Aimee reflects on the impact of unemployment and poverty in her community, and on the political importance of union organising and grassroots resistance. By Aimee Wild On May 1st 1981, 280 men and women left Liverpool to walk to London. My father was among them. I remember missing him badly. The People’s … Continue reading The People’s March For Jobs

High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation

In this writing Ben asks questions about a rail development that is destroying the natural world. He asks what it would take to stop the development  and why we are not all talking about it. Is high speed rail the pinnacle of civilisations’ insanity? By Ben Warner Probably not, unfortunately, but it is an excellent … Continue reading High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation