Places Archives: Africa

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

Mauritians Take To The Street Over Oil Spill And Dolphin And Whale Deaths

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare on 1 September 2020 and originally published on Mongabay.  People gathered in the thousands in Mauritius’s capital, Port Louis, to protest the government’s response to a recent oil spill. The Japanese-owned freighter M.V. Wakashio crashed into the coral reef barrier off the island’s southeastern coast on July 25 and … Continue reading Mauritians Take To The Street Over Oil Spill And Dolphin And Whale Deaths

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

Civilization on the March

A series of headlines from around the world, compiled by Max Wilbert and Mark Behrend. Featured image by Max Wilbert. 2019 Was the 2nd Hottest Year on Record Global average temperature reached the 2nd highest annual level ever recorded, according to preliminary data for 2019. While the data is not yet finalized, it’s almost certain … Continue reading Civilization on the March

Skills for Resistance “Special Forces” Units

Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa. In the Niger River Delta, offshore oil platforms, drilling rigs, and processing facilities dot the landscape. As a formal colonial vassal state to the British Empire, oil extraction is headed by Shell Oil, which has extracted billions in value from the country. Nigeria has been called “the … Continue reading Skills for Resistance “Special Forces” Units

Resistance Profile: Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND)

Editors note: this material is excerpted from a Deep Green Resistance  database called “Resistance Profiles,” which explores various movements, their strategies and tactics, and their effectiveness. Image credit: public domain. Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND) Active: 2005 – 2013 Location: Nigeria Type: Underground Resistance Movement Success: Medium Goal Majority or total … Continue reading Resistance Profile: Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND)

Practical Sustainability: Lessons from African Indigenous Cultures

In this episode of Resistance Radio, Derrick Jensen speaks with  Helga Vierich. Helga Vierich did her doctorate at University of Toronto, after three years of living with Bushmen in the Kalahari. Then she was hired as principal anthropological research scientist at a green revolution institute in West Africa. Subsequently she has been teaching at the … Continue reading Practical Sustainability: Lessons from African Indigenous Cultures

The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

Featured image: A man from a village near the proposed Messok Dja national park shows scars from a beating he received at the hands of ecoguards supported and funded by World Wildlife Fund. © Fiore Longo/Survival International      by Gabriella Rutherford, Survival International / Intercontinental Cry The dense Messok Dja rainforest has been home to … Continue reading The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

Sankara on the Oppression of Women

“Woman’s fate is bound up with that of the exploited male. This is a fact. However, this solidarity, arising from the exploitation that both men and women suffer and that binds them together historically, must not cause us to lose sight of the specific reality of the woman’s situation. The conditions of her life are … Continue reading Sankara on the Oppression of Women