Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico

     by Jamie Sechrist TODOS SANTOS, BCS, MX–Chief John J. Moreno, of the traditional Council of Chiefs at Crow Dog’s Sundance, Rosebud, Lakota Territory, has been jailed in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in what looks like an effort to silence the young environmental attorney. Moreno, lead attorney for local fishermen and the … Continue reading Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico

Photo Essay: “Bright Green Lies” — Wind Energy Kills Birds, Bats, and the Future

Have you ever been to a so-called “green” energy generation facility? Recently several members of Deep Green Resistance visited the Spring Valley Wind Project, a set of 66 turbines, each nearly 400 feet tall and rated to produce 2.3 MW of power. This set of wind turbines in Spring Valley, NV has destroyed the land … Continue reading Photo Essay: “Bright Green Lies” — Wind Energy Kills Birds, Bats, and the Future

Indigenous and Environmental Rights Under Attack in Brazil

     by UN Human Right Office of the High Commissioner  GENEVA / WASHINGTON DC – Three United Nations experts and a rapporteur from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have joined forces to denounce attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil. “The rights of indigenous peoples and environmental rights are under attack in … Continue reading Indigenous and Environmental Rights Under Attack in Brazil

Climate Change is Shrinking the Colorado River

Featured image: Lake Powell, photographed April 12, 2017. The white ‘bathtub ring’ at the cliff base indicates how much higher the lake reached at its peak, nearly 100 feet above the current level. Patti Weeks by Brad Udall, Colorado State University and Jonathan Overpeck, University of Arizona / The Conversation The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead … Continue reading Climate Change is Shrinking the Colorado River

Border Patrol Raids Humanitarian-aid Camp in Targeted Attack

     by No More Deaths Arivaca, AZ—In temperatures surging over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the US Border Patrol raided the medical-aid camp of humanitarian organization No More Deaths and detained four individuals receiving medical care. Obstruction of humanitarian aid is an egregious abuse by the law-enforcement agency, a clear violation of international humanitarian law, and … Continue reading Border Patrol Raids Humanitarian-aid Camp in Targeted Attack

Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Featured image: A humble warning at the Canyon mine. Photo: Garet Bleir       by John Ahni Schertow / Intercontinental Cry A Canadian company, Energy Fuels Inc., is about to begin mining high-grade uranium ore just 5 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If the project goes ahead, the Colorado River could … Continue reading Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Pine Nuts, and True Sustainability

   by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance A windmill blade knocks the head off a Cooper’s hawk interrupting the late afternoon peace in Spring Valley, just outside Ely, Nevada. The blade tosses the hawk’s body onto yellow gravel the power company spread, over living soil, in circles around their windmills. The ever-present Great Basin … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Pine Nuts, and True Sustainability

UN Condemns Brazil’s “Attack” On Indigenous Peoples

Featured image: The UN has condemned Brazil’s onslaught on indigenous rights, which threatens to wipe out uncontacted tribes © G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival International      by Survival International The United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have condemned Brazil’s “attack” on its indigenous peoples. In a new statement, UN and IACHR experts have warned that … Continue reading UN Condemns Brazil’s “Attack” On Indigenous Peoples

Brazil Assaults Indigenous Rights, Environment, Social Movements

Featured image: A pair of macaws in flight. The Amazon basin is under extreme threat, as the Brazilian government passes measure after measure to gut environmental, indigenous and social movement protections. Photo by Rhett A. Butler      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay “The first five months of 2017 have been the most violent … Continue reading Brazil Assaults Indigenous Rights, Environment, Social Movements

Arson Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers in Longadu, 300 Houses Torched

     by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) via Cultural Survival A massive communal and arson attack on four Jumma localities was carried by the Bengali Muslim settlers with the support of army and police in Longadu under Rangamati hill district of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on 2 June 2017. This organized and army-police-backed arson … Continue reading Arson Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers in Longadu, 300 Houses Torched