Places Archives: Asia

The Poorest Are Being Sacrificed: Coronavirus in the Philippines

The Philippines is poor because of a 500-year legacy of colonization. Today, the Philippines is in a neocolonial situation: it is an economic colony. Poverty kills millions per year. And now, in the midst of coronavirus, government violence, corruption, incompetence, and indifference to the poor is exposed more starkly than ever. This piece begins with … Continue reading The Poorest Are Being Sacrificed: Coronavirus in the Philippines

EPA Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Regulations: BREAKING

Editor’s note: on Thursday news broke that the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. is suspending enforcement of regulations due to the coronavirus outbreak. This comes several weeks after China waived their own environmental regulations in order to re-start their economy as fast as possible, raising fears of a “pollution backlash.” From a DGR analysis, … Continue reading EPA Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Regulations: BREAKING

Coronavirus is a “Disease of Civilization”

Editor’s note: This article, first published at Marx21, dives into the origin and epidemiology of the CoViD-19 virus with a socialist biologist. While it does not represent an official Deep Green Resistance perspective, it does include valuable factual information—including the essential analysis that CoViD is a “disease of civilization.” For further reading on this topic, … Continue reading Coronavirus is a “Disease of Civilization”

Upcoming Deep Green Resistance Events

Here are five upcoming Deep Green Resistance events around the world. Contact us to get involved, or donate to support our work. 1. Women and Wildness: Feminist Solidarity in Ecological Crisis (Dublin, Ireland — May 25, 2020) We are living through times of immense violence, from the ongoing annihilation of the natural world to the … Continue reading Upcoming Deep Green Resistance Events

South Asia Chapter of Deep Green Resistance

Deep Green Resistance (DGR) is an aboveground radical ecological and social justice organization, that seeks to deprive the powerful of their ability to exploit the powerless. We have been working in building local communities and taking direct action against structures of power across different areas. We are seeking to expand our organization to South Asia. … Continue reading South Asia Chapter of Deep Green Resistance

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

Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

by Mongabay.com A security crackdown in the Philippines targeting an armed communist insurgency has swept up environmental and land defenders in a raid on Oct. 31. International humanitarian and church groups have also been included in the military’s list of “legal front groups” of the outlawed New People’s Army and tied to terror financing. Security … Continue reading Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

Talinis Ultramarathon Met With Protest

Editors note: this piece comes from allies in the Arkipelago (decolonized term for the Philippines) who are engaged in ecological struggles and wish to highlight the detrimental effects of mass culture in outdoor recreation. By Aidalyn IAmMoutara This is what happened during the #TalinisUltramarathon this morning, October 6. Protesters blocked the entrance of Apolong trail … Continue reading Talinis Ultramarathon Met With Protest

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