Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

Robbing the Soil, 1: Commons and classes before capitalism

This article originally appeared in Climate & Capitalism. Featured image: Harvesting grain in the 1400s Editor’s note: We are no Marxists, but we find it important to look at history from the perspective of the usual people, the peasants, and the poor, since liberal historians tend to follow the narrative of endless progress and neglect … Continue reading Robbing the Soil, 1: Commons and classes before capitalism

Beavers are back: here’s what this might mean for the UK’s wild spaces

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Editor’s note: “That repair should be the main goal of the environmental movement. Unlike the Neverland of the Tilters’ solutions, we have the technology for prairie and forest restoration, and we know how to use it. And the grasses will be happy to do most of the work … Continue reading Beavers are back: here’s what this might mean for the UK’s wild spaces

‘Long Overdue’: EPA Bans All Food Uses of Neurotoxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. “Finally, our fields are made safer for farmworkers and our fruits and vegetables are safer for our children.” “However, there is no excuse for manufacturing these substances, let alone deliberately releasing them into the environment.” Max Wilbert By Jessica Corbett Public health experts and labor rights advocates celebrated Wednesday … Continue reading ‘Long Overdue’: EPA Bans All Food Uses of Neurotoxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

This article originally appeared in Truthout. Featured image: On September 7, 2021, Water Protectors erected multiple blockades at a major U.S.-Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota, in direct opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3. Courtesy of the  Giniw Collective. By Kelly Hayes, Truthout Amid record hurricanes, wildfires and droughts, battles are being waged over the fate … Continue reading Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

The Myths of Capitalism

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post lists and challenges, debunks, pulls apart the following myths of capitalism: there is no alternative to capitalism capitalism is the only system that provides individual and economic freedom everything is better under capitalism as capitalism increases the size of the economy, everyone benefits free-market capitalism is … Continue reading The Myths of Capitalism

‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

World congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calling for reforms to the International Seabed Authority (ISA). “Deep seabed mining is an avoidable environmental disaster,” said one expert on global ocean policy. Featured image: A pair of fish swim near the ocean floor off the coast of Mauritius. A motion calling … Continue reading ‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Editor’s note: DGR supports local control of the land over settler colonial imperialism. We believe in Free Informed Prior Constent, consultation is not constent. Featured image: Screenshot from the Battle For Berrima Inc. video Hume Coal and Its Plans For A New Coal Mine In Berrima 2015 This article originally appeared in Global Voices. By Kevin … Continue reading Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Media Rediscover Afghan Women Only When US Leaves

Editor’s note: They hate our freedom, spreading democracy and your with us or you are against us has failed. And all we needed was another five more years of fight them over there, so we don’t have to fight them here. A War on Terrorism can never be won if you are a terrorist. This … Continue reading Media Rediscover Afghan Women Only When US Leaves

Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. Featured image: Sámi Parliament of Norway. Photograph Source: Utilisateur:Bel Adone – Public Domain By GABRIEL KUHN On June 23, a coalition of Sámi and environmentalist activists erected a protest camp in Nussir, the projected site of a gigantic copper mine in Sápmi, the traditional homeland of the Sámi people, northern … Continue reading Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

Court Ruling on US Border Militarization Called ‘Win for Wildlife’

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. “This is a win for wildlife and communities along the border, where the government has behaved as if the laws don’t apply,” said one environmental lawyer. By KENNY STANCIL Social and environmental justice advocates welcomed a federal judge’s ruling Monday that two U.S. agencies broke the law by not … Continue reading Court Ruling on US Border Militarization Called ‘Win for Wildlife’