Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Colonialism & Conquest

Geo-engineering: A wétiko experiment on the planet

By Elizabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change In the preface to Columbus and Other Cannibals, Derrick Jensen asks: “why is the dominant culture so excruciatingly, relentlessly, insanely, genocidally, ecocidally, suicidally destructive?” [1] The author of Columbus and Other Cannibals, Jack D. Forbes, goes on to answer Derrick’s question in the chapters of his remarkable … Continue reading Geo-engineering: A wétiko experiment on the planet

All Oppression is Connected

By Elisabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change Image: All Oppression is Connected is a wall painting by Kenyan artist Jim Chuchu, inspired by the poetry of Jamaican artist Staceyann Chin. Labeled for noncommerical reuse on baldiri Flickr. All oppression is related to resource extraction. Whether that resource is black Africans forced into slavery, a … Continue reading All Oppression is Connected

UK’s Charity Commission Launches Investigation into WWF

Featured image: A major investigation by news site Buzzfeed, released March 4, 2019, exposed a shocking level of violent abuse by ecoguards and rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). © Buzzfeed     by Survival International Britain’s charity regulator has launched an official investigation into WWF, in a major blow to the embattled organization. The inquiry … Continue reading UK’s Charity Commission Launches Investigation into WWF

WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

Featured image: The collusion between officials and poachers was exposed in India’s Down to Earth magazine. © Down to Earth      by Survival International Park officials in India’s Rajaji Tiger Reserve colluded with poachers in the killing of endangered leopards, tigers and pangolin, according to an investigation by a senior wildlife officer. The accused … Continue reading WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

Featured image: A man from a village near the proposed Messok Dja national park shows scars from a beating he received at the hands of ecoguards supported and funded by World Wildlife Fund. © Fiore Longo/Survival International      by Gabriella Rutherford, Survival International / Intercontinental Cry The dense Messok Dja rainforest has been home to … Continue reading The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

“Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Featured image: Many tribes, like some Chenchu, have already been evicted after their lands were turned into tiger reserves. Now millions more face eviction. © Survival International      by Survival International India’s Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of up to 8 million tribal and other forest-dwelling people, in what campaigners have described as “an … Continue reading “Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

156 Fourth World Nations Have Suffered Genocide Since 1945

     by Rudolph C. Rÿser / Intercontinental Cry Ever since the German Nazis committed horrendous mass murders of Jews, homosexuals, Roma, and Catholics, many commentators, analysts and scholars have made the mistake of associating “genocide” with “executions and gassing” of people en masse. The originator of the term “genocide” attorney and author Raphael Lemkin’s analysis essentially … Continue reading 156 Fourth World Nations Have Suffered Genocide Since 1945

Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

In so-called Canada, urban Indigenous organizers are re-energizing a decades-old struggle by redefining Indigenous sovereignty in the city streets. By Natalie Knight originally published on roarmag.org featured image by Sharon Kravitz “I brought you all some water,” I said to the ragtag crew of six holding our “All Nations Unite With Wet’suwet’en” banner across the … Continue reading Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

Unist’ot’en Camp, Facing Armed Invasion By Pipeline Cops, Complies with Injunction

On Monday, January 7th, Canadian federal police raided the Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidumt’en Territory on unceded indigenous land in what is commonly known as British Columbia, Canada. The Access Point is the forward position of a pipeline occupation held primarily by the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The Unist’ot’en have been occupying … Continue reading Unist’ot’en Camp, Facing Armed Invasion By Pipeline Cops, Complies with Injunction