Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

Waiting For Death: Ecopsychology as Human Supremacism

So many indigenous people have told me that the levels of sustainability their traditional cultures achieved prior to the arrival of colonizers were based on lessons learned from non-humans. Implicit in these lessons is the truth that humans depend on non-humans. This dependence is not limited to the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. This dependence sinks into our very souls. ... Continue reading →

India: BBC Report on Shoot-On-Sight Conservation, WWF Involvement

Featured image: Kaziranga park guards are heavily armed and instructed to shoot intruders on sight.  © Survival International      by Survival International A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious “shoot-on-sight” policy. The report for television, … Continue reading India: BBC Report on Shoot-On-Sight Conservation, WWF Involvement

Trump’s Populist Deceit

     by Alex Jensen / Local Futures While misogyny, racism, and ethnic taunts were conspicuous signposts on Donald Trump’s path to the White House, much of that road was paved with “populist”, “anti-establishment” and “anti-globalization” rhetoric. Trump’s inaugural address featured numerous populist lines (e.g. “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but … Continue reading Trump’s Populist Deceit

Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon

Featured image: Archer Daniels Midland soy silos in Mato Grosso. On the side of the BR-163 highway, where Amazon rainforest once dominated, one sees little except soybeans and the large silos owned by transnational commodities companies. Photo by Thaís Borges      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay Over the last 40 years the north of the … Continue reading Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon

Colombia: Sierra Nevada Indigenous Leader Murdered

Featured image: Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela was shot dead in the head in Colombia. © El Heraldo      by Survival International Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela, 43, was a leader of the Wiwa tribe and a campaigner for both indigenous and women’s rights. The Wiwa are one of four tribes that live on the Sierra Nevada de … Continue reading Colombia: Sierra Nevada Indigenous Leader Murdered

Struggles Against Colonization in the USA: Mohicans in Massachusetts

     by Henry Geddes and Martin Valdiviezo /  translated by Angélica Almazán / Intercontinental Cry Long before it was used by early European settlers to establish the Massachusetts Bay Company–and later, the Massachusetts Bay Colony–the term “Massachusetts” referred to an Algonquian-speaking nation known as the Massachuset. One of dozens of smaller nations that made … Continue reading Struggles Against Colonization in the USA: Mohicans in Massachusetts

Counting Dead Women 2016

by Karen Ingala Smith In 2016, at least 117 UK women killed by men, or where a man is the principal suspect. 117 women in 365 days is one woman dead every 3.1 days. 7 January 2016: Katrina O’Hara, 44, was stabbed to death by her ex-partner, Stuart Thomas, 49. 13 January 2016: Georgina Symonds, … Continue reading Counting Dead Women 2016

Video: “No Sam (What is Ours),” A Culture Dueling to Exist

     by Intercontinental Cry “Na Sam” is a documentary film that sheds light on the modern Chorote way of life. After being subjugated into a group of insecure land occupiers on their own land, the Chorote have arrived at a desperate pass. Located in the central-western Chaco region of Argentina, the Chorote are witnessing … Continue reading Video: “No Sam (What is Ours),” A Culture Dueling to Exist

Tuahka Indigenous Leader Shot and Killed in Nicaragua

The climate of violence endemic to the ongoing resource wars, illegal occupation, violent siege, and politically motivated land grabs of Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Autonomous Region, is continuing to escalate.

On Wednesday evening, January 25, the death of a well-known Tuahka Indigenous leader was confirmed – Camilo Frank López was shot in the forehead and killed while leaving a local bar with his cousin. López was the current Tuahka Indigenous Territorial Government Prosecutor. ... Continue reading →

Land and The Persistence of Culture: Indigenous Yukpa Community Strives to Recover Its Land

Featured image: A Yukpa woman tends laundry high in the clouds of the Yukpa lands, which rise over 3000 meters in the Sierra Perijá on the border of Colombia and Venezuela.     by Nicholas Parkinson / Intercontinental Cry A community of indigenous Yukpa saw their land reduced to a third of what it once was due to … Continue reading Land and The Persistence of Culture: Indigenous Yukpa Community Strives to Recover Its Land