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How Women in Zimbabwe Overcame A Culture of Fear to Build A Culture of Resistance

Featured image by Getty Images       by Jenni Williams / Waging Nonviolence This text is adapted from “The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements,” edited by Lester R. Kurtz and Lee A. Smithey for Syracuse University Press. Suffering under the brutal dictatorship of the Robert Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe, a group of women rose up … Continue reading How Women in Zimbabwe Overcame A Culture of Fear to Build A Culture of Resistance

Tanzania’s Maasai Losing Ground to Tourism

Featured image: Maasai from the village of Naiyobi courtesy of the Oakland Institute     by John C. Cannon / Mongabay An investigation by the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, has turned up allegations that the government of Tanzania is sidelining the country’s Maasai population in favor of tourism. The government and some foreign investors worry … Continue reading Tanzania’s Maasai Losing Ground to Tourism

The Definition Of Black Consciousness: December 1971, South Africa

Editor’s note: This is the paper produced for a South African Student Organisation Leadership Training Course in December 1971.      by Steve Biko We have defined blacks as those who are by law or tradition politically, economically and socially discriminated against as a group in the South African society and identifying themselves as a … Continue reading The Definition Of Black Consciousness: December 1971, South Africa

Biko: Some African Cultural Concepts

     by Steve Biko One of the most difficult things to do these days is to talk with authority on anything to do with African Culture. Somehow Africans are not expected to have any deep understanding of their own culture or even of themselves. Other people have become authorities on all aspects of the … Continue reading Biko: Some African Cultural Concepts

I Write What I Like: The Legacy of Steve Biko and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance “Deep down, every liberationist is an optimist.” – Steve Biko Steve Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist and organizer who was murdered by the secret police in 1978. He was 32 years old when he was tortured and beaten, resulting in his death. “I Write … Continue reading I Write What I Like: The Legacy of Steve Biko and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Featured image: The Baka are better at looking after their environment than anyone else. © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas      by Survival International Four Baka – two women and two men – were beaten up by eco-guards in the Republic of Congo last week. The Baka had just returned to their village, after spending the day in the … Continue reading Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Conservation Giants Implicated in Public Health Crises Among “Pygmies”

Featured image: A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples’ resources due to conservation and logging projects. © C. Fornellino Romero/Survival International      by Survival International A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the deaths of several dozen children, mostly … Continue reading Conservation Giants Implicated in Public Health Crises Among “Pygmies”

Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Featured image:  Cejudhcan Derechos Humanos      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry ¡Ya Basta! A phrase known for its political and revolutionary connotations throughout much of the Spanish-speaking world, translates roughly into English as, ‘Enough is Enough!’ It is a statement of finality; a concrete call to action; a heightened call for awareness; and … Continue reading Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Water Protectors Shut Down Wisconsin Line 3 Construction and Warn Enbridge to “Stay Out of Minnesota”

     by Makwa Initiative Line 3 Front Line Resistance Early Wednesday morning water protectors from Camp Makwa stormed an Enbridge construction site, and delayed progress on the last unfinished Wisconsin segment of their proposed line 3 pipeline project. One individual from the Diné Nation descended into the muddy trench, climbed onto the pipe, and locked … Continue reading Water Protectors Shut Down Wisconsin Line 3 Construction and Warn Enbridge to “Stay Out of Minnesota”

New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse Funded by Big Conservation Organizations

Featured image: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been working in the Congo Basin for decades – supporting squads who have committed violent abuse against tribal people. © WWF      by Survival International A new Survival International report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World … Continue reading New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse Funded by Big Conservation Organizations