Places Archives: Africa

Niger Delta communities in ‘great danger’ as month-old oil spill continues

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Featured image: Barge transporting oil drums in the Niger Delta. Image by Stakeholder Democracy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Oil has been spilling from a wellhead in Nigeria’s Bayelsa state for a month now, with the local company responsible unable to contain it. Experts say the scale and duration of the … Continue reading Niger Delta communities in ‘great danger’ as month-old oil spill continues

WWF accused of deceit, cover-ups and dishonesty in US Congressional Committee hearing

This article originally appeared in Survival International. Featured image: Mr Mobutu Nakulire Munganga, a Batwa man from Kahuzi Biega National Park, DRC, who was shot by a park guard in 2017. His son was shot and killed in the same attack. They were gathering medicinal plants. The Wildlife Conservation Society has supported the park. © Survival – … Continue reading WWF accused of deceit, cover-ups and dishonesty in US Congressional Committee hearing

Pygmy Murders In The Democratic Republic Congo

Editor’s note: DGR stands in strong solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. We acknowledge that they are victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which are there ancestral homes. They also … Continue reading Pygmy Murders In The Democratic Republic Congo

Revolutionary Organizing with Ahjamu Umi

Ahjamu Umi is a revolutionary organizer/activist, adviser, and liberation literature author. He is vastly concerned about the current state and future of this planet. Ahjamu has worked with the All African People’s Revolutionary Party for decades. His latest book, a manual of revolutionary community defense, is titled “A Guide for Defense Against White Supremacist and … Continue reading Revolutionary Organizing with Ahjamu Umi

Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

This article was written by Jim Tan on 28 December 2020 By Jim Tan / Mongabay Reconnaissance Energy Africa, an oil and gas company with headquarters in Canada, has recently begun exploratory drilling in northern Namibia. Conservationists and local communities are concerned over the potential environmental impact that oil and gas extraction could have on such … Continue reading Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Shale Must Fall: Global day of climate actions uniting sites of extraction in the Global South and beyond with their counterparts of consumption in the Global North. Friday Dec. 11th, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a diverse group of environmental movements from 20 different countries are mobilizing together to … Continue reading Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Organizer Do’s and Dont’s – 101

This article, published November 5, 2020 is written by Ahjamu Umi, an author and revolutionary organizer with the All African People’s Revolutionary Party. By Ajhamu Umi/Hood Communist My license to speak about this comes from the fact I’ve been involved in organizing work since 1979 when I joined the Pan-Africanist Secretariat (Brother Oba T’Shaka for … Continue reading Organizer Do’s and Dont’s – 101

A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare and published on the 18 November 2020 in Mongabay. Malavika describes the work undertaken by a community association to improve the health of the ecosystem of a wetland.  The organization won the Equator Prize in the category “Nature for Water.” A community association charged with managing Lake Andranobe … Continue reading A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

Deep Green Resistance embraces the necessity of political struggle

Excerpted from the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet — Chapter 15: Our Best Hope by Lierre Keith. 2. Deep Green Resistance embraces the necessity of political struggle. DGR is not a liberal movement. Oppression is not a mistake, and changing individual hearts and minds is not a viable strategy. Political struggle … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance embraces the necessity of political struggle

Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River

This episode of The Green Flame podcast focuses on the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, just downstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Max Wilbert interviews Monga, who has lived by the Zambezi River and is active in environmental issues and factors that impact on underprivilidged … Continue reading Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River