Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

As Indigenous Peoples Wait Decades for Land Titles, Companies Are Acquiring Their Territories

Featured image: The Shipibo-Konibo people rely on forests for hunting, fishing and natural resources. Photo by Juan Carlos Huayllapuma/CIFOR      by World Resources Institute via Intercontinental Cry The Santa Clara de Uchunya community has lived in a remote section of the Peruvian Amazon for generations. Like many indigenous groups, this community of the Shipibo-Konibo people have … Continue reading As Indigenous Peoples Wait Decades for Land Titles, Companies Are Acquiring Their Territories

Massive Utah Oil Shale Project Threatens Public Health, Water Supply

Featured image: Uintah Basin oil field      by Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY— Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States, a massive Utah project that would generate enormous greenhouse gas and deadly ozone pollution in regions already exceeding federal air-pollution … Continue reading Massive Utah Oil Shale Project Threatens Public Health, Water Supply

Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

     by Joanna Pinkiewicz / Deep Green Resistance Australia Australia has different legislations in regards to prostitution in each state. For example New South Wales has almost full decriminalisation and definitely in favour of brothel owners, less so for individual, who can be charged for “living on the earnings of prostitute” or soliciting for … Continue reading Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Featured image: The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated indigenous people in the Amazon. © Fiona Watson/Survival      by Survival International A measles epidemic has hit an isolated Amazon tribe on the Brazil-Venezuela border which has very little immunity to the disease. The devastating outbreak has the potential to kill hundreds of tribespeople unless emergency … Continue reading Deadly measles epidemic hits isolated Yanomami tribe

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Claims Against Meat Fail to Consider Bigger Picture

     by Richard Young – SFT Policy Director / Sustainable Food Trust Media attention has again highlighted the carbon footprint of eating meat, especially beef, with some journalists concluding that extensive grass-based beef has the highest carbon footprint of all. SFT policy director, Richard Young has been investigating and finds that while the carbon footprint … Continue reading Claims Against Meat Fail to Consider Bigger Picture

House Farm Bill Wipes Out Protections for Water, Wildlife From Pesticides

Legislation Guts Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Public Lands Protections      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— In a narrow vote, on June 21 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a 2018 Farm Bill that contains an unprecedented provision that would allow the killing of endangered wildlife with pesticides. With every Democrat and … Continue reading House Farm Bill Wipes Out Protections for Water, Wildlife From Pesticides

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

     by Charles Eisenstein In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that the ration has gone down not up. “Comrades!” cried an eager youthful voice. “Attention, comrades! We … Continue reading Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

Global Warming Roundup: Record Arctic Cyclone Leaves Ice Shaken and Stirred

     by Robert Doublin / Deep Green Resistance Atmospheric greenhouse gases continue inexorable rise – 2017 was sixth consecutive year CO2 rose by 2 ppm or more In a Single Generation, Alaska’s Landscapes Have Transformed Record Arctic Cyclone Leaves Ice Shaken and Stirred “The fuse has been blown.” Why Antarctica’s Melt is Important “Utterly … Continue reading Global Warming Roundup: Record Arctic Cyclone Leaves Ice Shaken and Stirred

Seven Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Killed in the Last Month

Featured image:  CODECA members march to Guatemala City from their communities to march on June 12, 2018. By @GtCodeca on Twitter.       by Cultural Survival In the past week three human rights defenders from the Campesino Development Committee have been killed, totaling seven fatal attacks on human rights defenders in Guatemala over the past four weeks. … Continue reading Seven Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Killed in the Last Month