Places Archives: Asia

The Women Of Kendeng Set Their Feet In Cement To Stop A Mine In Their Lands.

The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in their lands. This is their story. This article was written by Febriana Firdaus on 13 November 2020 and published originally on Mongabay.  Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the … Continue reading The Women Of Kendeng Set Their Feet In Cement To Stop A Mine In Their Lands.

Philippines: Northern Negros National Park Threatened

This article is based on communication from a comrade in the Negros province of the Philippines. There is ongoing destruction of the natural world in this area due to road construction, a planned airport, and clearing of the rainforest. The people on the front lines, being most affected, are calling for international solidarity and support. … Continue reading Philippines: Northern Negros National Park Threatened

Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean

In this article, Robert Hunzinker writes about the current situation regarding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident which has led to the spillage of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean and also water containment issues with worrisome consequences. By Robert Hunzinker / Counterpunch. For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant … Continue reading Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean

Philippine Court Upholds Open-Pit Mining Ban In Mindanao

The article was written by Bong S. Sarmiento and published by Mongabay on 19 October 2020. Sarmiento describes the impact of a court decision to uphold a ban on a particularly destructive form of mining. A court has upheld a ban on open-pit mining in the Philippine province of South Cotabato, home to the largest … Continue reading Philippine Court Upholds Open-Pit Mining Ban In Mindanao

In India, Rape is Only a Symptom

In this piece (cross-posted from Counterpunch), Cesar Chelala connects the increase in rapes with the sex-based violence women face in India. by Cesar Chelala / Counterpunch It is difficult to reconcile India’s rapid economic and technological development with brutal practices that, in many cases, lead to the death of women and girls. Repeated incidents of … Continue reading In India, Rape is Only a Symptom

Woman Dies Due To Injuries Sustained During Rape

On 14th September 2020, an adolescent woman was brutally raped by multiple men in India. This article examines the gender- and caste-based hierarchies at play in this region, and how it has affected the case. Woman Dies Due To Injuries Sustained During Rape by Salonika/DGR Asia-Pacific Yet another victim of gang rape has died to … Continue reading Woman Dies Due To Injuries Sustained During Rape

Officials Quash Plan, For Now, To Develop Philippines’ Biggest Copper Mine

In this excerpt from the original article, written by Bong S. Sarmiento  and published in Mongabay on 30 August 2020, Gong describes how ‘authorities’ have yet to approve plans for a copper mine in the Tampakan are of the Philippines. The mines would affect ancestoral land and the lives of the mountain people.  By Bong … Continue reading Officials Quash Plan, For Now, To Develop Philippines’ Biggest Copper Mine

Peril In The Hills: Extreme Weather A Danger For Nilgiri Ecosystem

Godwin Vasanth Bosco reports on extreme precipitation that has fallen on the Nilgiri plateau of southern India the last few years. These extreme and unprecedented rain events have led to massive landslides and other ecological damage. Little has been done to address the crisis. Featured image: A massive landslide in one of the largest sholas … Continue reading Peril In The Hills: Extreme Weather A Danger For Nilgiri Ecosystem

Deadliest Year For Environmental Activists

This piece consists of excerpts from two articles. In the first one, Ashoka Mukpo discusses the report by Global Witness on the killings of environmental defenders in 2019. In the second article, Leilani Chavez describes the threats posed on environmental defenders by the current Rodrigo government. By Ashoka Mukpo/Mongabay In a new report, the watchdog … Continue reading Deadliest Year For Environmental Activists

Philippine’s Autocrat Passes Draconian “Anti-Terrorism” Law

In this article, Salonika and Max expose how the Covid-19 pandemic has enforced suppression of political dissent in the Philippines due to a bill known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 which places resistance movements in a pinch. You can also read this piece on the increased surveillance during the CoVid crisis. Deep Green Resistance … Continue reading Philippine’s Autocrat Passes Draconian “Anti-Terrorism” Law