Places Archives: Asia

Deafening silence as the Borneo rainforest burns

by Liam Campbell In 1997, forest fires in Indonesia grew so large that they accounted for 40% of global emissions during that period. The Borneo rainforest is the most ancient in the world, having taken 120 million years to evolve into its current state of rich diversity. Indonesia is also home to some of the … Continue reading Deafening silence as the Borneo rainforest burns

Environmental Protector Murdered in the Philippines

Image: PRO MIMAROPA by Liam Campbell Forest ranger Bienvinido “Toto” Veguilla, Jr. was murdered last week while attempting to stop illegal loggers from ransacking a section of forest in the Philippines. Veguilla was on a routine patrol in the Sitio Kinawagan, Barangay Pasadeña region when he and fellow rangers discovered a group of illegal loggers … Continue reading Environmental Protector Murdered in the Philippines

Rubber: The Achilles Heel of Industrialization

Editor’s note: large sections of this article are inspired by Without Rubber, the Machines Stop by Stop Fossil Fuels. Deep Green Resistance does not endorse their organization or their analysis but it’s worth reading. by Liam Campbell It’s easy to take rubber for granted. Without it, most of the world’s vehicles would literally grind to … Continue reading Rubber: The Achilles Heel of Industrialization

Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Editor’s note: Anyone who is paying attention knows that global climate breakdown is accelerating faster than the worst IPCC predictions. Still, emissions continue to rise, setting records year-after-year. There is no evidence that governments, civil society, or corporations are able to address this in any meaningful way. In fact, all the evidence shows the opposite. … Continue reading Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

A Look at Protracted People’s War

Editor’s Note: Revolutionaries must study each revolutionary tradition and learn from it. We don’t believe that PPW is a “magic bullet” for current pre-revolutionary conditions, but it is worth studying. By JP Protracted People’s War (PPW) is a military theory developed by Mao Zedong during the Chinese Civil War and the war against the Japanese … Continue reading A Look at Protracted People’s War

WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

Featured image: The collusion between officials and poachers was exposed in India’s Down to Earth magazine. © Down to Earth      by Survival International Park officials in India’s Rajaji Tiger Reserve colluded with poachers in the killing of endangered leopards, tigers and pangolin, according to an investigation by a senior wildlife officer. The accused … Continue reading WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

“Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Featured image: Many tribes, like some Chenchu, have already been evicted after their lands were turned into tiger reserves. Now millions more face eviction. © Survival International      by Survival International India’s Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of up to 8 million tribal and other forest-dwelling people, in what campaigners have described as “an … Continue reading “Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Greenwash, spin and bad science reporting

     by Papillon  Today on Facebook I came across an article celebrating the fact that NASA has found that the earth has greened up over the past 20 years thanks to massive tree planting in China and India. Surely not, I thought. So I googled the phrase “NASA says world greener” and found a … Continue reading Greenwash, spin and bad science reporting

Prostituted Women Crucial to Economic Growth

The following is an excerpt from The Industrial Vagina chapter 1, Feminists and the global sex industry: cheerleaders or critics, by Sheila Jeffreys.   There is no question that the prostitution of women has played a significant role in the development of many national economies and continues to do so. What is in question is whether … Continue reading Prostituted Women Crucial to Economic Growth

India: With Just Sickles And Sticks, Adivasi Women Save A Forest

Featured image by Souparno Chatterjee     by Chandan Sarma / Youth Ki Awaaz Hakim Sinan village, Ranibandh Block, Bankura District, West Bengal: It was getting dark in the forest. At a distance, light was gleaming from oil lamps in the village. “Did you breastfeed these Saal trees? Why are you stopping us from cutting them down?” growled the … Continue reading India: With Just Sickles And Sticks, Adivasi Women Save A Forest