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Brazil’s Supreme Court accepts “sex work” defense for man who raped three 12-year-old girls

By Amnesty International The acquittal by Brazil’s Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an outrageous affront to the most basic human rights and it has no place in Brazil today, said Amnesty International. The decision confirmed earlier rulings by state-level courts … Continue reading Brazil’s Supreme Court accepts “sex work” defense for man who raped three 12-year-old girls

Plantations scheme in Ethiopia killing river and threatening indigenous peoples

By Survival International New photographic evidence proves Ethiopia’s controversial plantations scheme is killing the Lower Omo River, a lifeline for 100,000 tribal people. The Omo River downstream from the notorious Gibe III dam is now being diverted into a newly-dug irrigation canal, one of several which will feed a massively ambitious plantations scheme for state … Continue reading Plantations scheme in Ethiopia killing river and threatening indigenous peoples

Derrick Jensen speaking event in Madison, WI (4/17)

Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. Yet activists are not considering strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. We need to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. We need a serious … Continue reading Derrick Jensen speaking event in Madison, WI (4/17)

Stephanie McMillan: Land Defense and Class Struggle: Building Alliances to Defeat Capitalism

By Stephanie McMillan Environmental destruction is the most urgent and immediate problem we face. If we don’t solve it, nothing else will matter. I would argue that it’s the principle contradiction of the current period. Through it, the common ruin of contending classes is becoming increasingly likely, but as the economic and ecological crises converge, … Continue reading Stephanie McMillan: Land Defense and Class Struggle: Building Alliances to Defeat Capitalism

Occupy the Machine issues call to action against extraction industry

From Occupy the Machine In Honor of Struggles Against the Extraction Industry Everywhere In Memory of the Workers Whose Lives Were Taken By BP Two Years Ago, Join Us In Saying: “CLEAN AIR AND WATER FOR ALL” “TAKE BACK EARTH DAY!” LET’S SHUT DOWN THE TAR SANDS AND BLOCKADE AN OIL REFINERY! Download this Call … Continue reading Occupy the Machine issues call to action against extraction industry

An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

This open letter was written by a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, and was influenced and informed by Deep Green Resistance and the work of Paul Kingsnorth, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and Jack Forbes, among many other sources and experiences. Download a PDF version The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And … Continue reading An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

New Book Featuring Deep Green Resistance Authors: The (Un)OccupyMovement

A new book, compiled and edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), features contributions from Deep Green Resistance authors Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen. The book is called The (Un)Occupy Movement: Anatomy of Conscousness, Practical Solutions, Human Equality. Prose and Poetry, and you can order copies here. Excerpt from the book’s introduction: As … Continue reading New Book Featuring Deep Green Resistance Authors: The (Un)OccupyMovement

Peru considers building road through protected area, threatening thousands of indigenous people

By Survival International Peru’s largest protected area is on the verge of being invaded by a road, which threatens to destroy the lives of thousands of indigenous people. The proposed project would cut through two indigenous reserves and a national park, exposing thousands of Indians to the risks of drug trafficking, illegal logging and unwanted … Continue reading Peru considers building road through protected area, threatening thousands of indigenous people

Ethiopia planning to remove resistant indigenous peoples to resettlement camps

By Survival International Ethiopian authorities have inadvertently revealed the existence of highly ambitious plans to resettle Lower Omo Valley tribes who stand in the way of a massive plantations scheme. The map was included in an internal report by the country’s Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), into the environmental impact of planned sugarcane plantations in the … Continue reading Ethiopia planning to remove resistant indigenous peoples to resettlement camps

Video: Gail Dines discusses her book Pornland

“Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality takes an unflinching look at today’s porn industry: the stories woven into the images, the impact on our culture, the effects on us as men and women, the business machine that creates and markets porn, and the growing legitimacy of porn in mainstream media. Above all, Pornland examines … Continue reading Video: Gail Dines discusses her book Pornland