Places Archives: China

Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

This story first appeared in The Third Pole. By Saw John Bright. This week, governments from around the world will convene online for the first part of the UN Biodiversity Summit COP15 (the second part will take place partially in-person in Kunming in spring), which will agree on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Framed as … Continue reading Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

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”

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

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

Resistance Radio: Alfred McCoy on Empire, Part Two

Featured image: Demonstration against TTIP. Sebastian Heidelberger, creative commons licence Editor’s note: This is the second part an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s December 10, 2017 Resistance Radio interview with Alfred McCoy. Read Part One here. McCoy’s first book, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (New York, 1972), sparked controversy when the CIA tried … Continue reading Resistance Radio: Alfred McCoy on Empire, Part Two

Resistance Radio: Alfred McCoy on Empire, Part One

Featured image: Gwadar, Pakistan, site of a $200 billion Chinese infrastructure investment. Editor’s note: This is the first part of an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s December 10, 2017 Resistance Radio interview with Alfred McCoy. Read the Part Two here. McCoy’s first book, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (New York, 1972), sparked controversy when … Continue reading Resistance Radio: Alfred McCoy on Empire, Part One

Deep Green Resistance – Liberal vs Radical Part 3 of 3

Don’t miss Liberal vs Radical part one and part two. (Video captions available in English, Russian, Portuguese.  Contact us if you would like to translate this or other Deep Green Resistance videos to another language.) Video Transcript: Once people realize that bad things are happening most of us are called to action. I would say these are the four main categories … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance – Liberal vs Radical Part 3 of 3

Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages

By Guardian Weekly / The Guardian From the air it looks like a huge lake, fed by many tributaries, but on the ground it turns out to be a murky expanse of water, in which no fish or algae can survive. The shore is coated with a black crust, so thick you can walk on … Continue reading Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages