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MANUFACTURING CATASTROPHE How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change

Editor’s note: The mainstream media is not only minimizing climate change but all the horrors of corporate capitalism. This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. By Tyler Poisson Q: What is mainstream media? A: Mainstream media is the set of media companies that dominate mass mediums. Also known as corporate/mass/monopoly media, mainstream media consists of cable … Continue reading MANUFACTURING CATASTROPHE How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change

Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This episode of Muse Ecology is a terrific podcast with interviews with members of the People of Red Mountain, local community members, campers at Thacker Pass, and other supporters of Protect Thacker Pass. In this episode in the Water, Life, Climate, and Civilization series, we hear diverse voices from the resistance to the proposed lithium … Continue reading Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Conviction of Dam Company Executive for Murder of Berta Cáceres Hailed as ‘Step Towards Justice’

This article originally appeared in CommonDreams. “However, justice for Berta will never be truly complete until everyone who took part in the crime, including those who planned it, is brought to justice.” By BRETT WILKINS, COMMON DREAMS STAFF WRITER Human rights advocates on Monday welcomed the conviction of Roberto David Castillo Mejía, a Honduran businessman and … Continue reading Conviction of Dam Company Executive for Murder of Berta Cáceres Hailed as ‘Step Towards Justice’

Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Yanomami people in the community of Palimiú flee as illegal miners open fire at them from a passing boat. © Survival A major humanitarian crisis is engulfing the Yanomami. In the last few months several communities have been subjected to repeated, violent attacks by heavily armed goldminers … Continue reading Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California’s North Coast: Mendocino County’s Jackson Demonstration State Forest

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. By Cal Winslow Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over land – probably logged several times since logging in the County began in the 1860s. This continued when … Continue reading Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California’s North Coast: Mendocino County’s Jackson Demonstration State Forest

751 unmarked graves is ‘a wake up call’

This article originally appeared in Indian Country Today on Jun 24. Republished with permission. Editor’s note: DGR stands in deep solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. The American Holocaust is the largest genocide in human history, and it is ongoing. The catholic church and the school system, two of the most disgusting and evil institutions of … Continue reading 751 unmarked graves is ‘a wake up call’

COVID-19 made deep-sea mining more tempting for some Pacific islands – this could be a problem

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Featured image: Sea turtle Editor’s note: The statement in the article’s headline –that the temptation of allowing deep sea mining “could be a problem”– seems ironic. There is no doubt that deep sea mining is extremely dangerous and destructive to oceanic ecosystems which are already serverly stressed  by … Continue reading COVID-19 made deep-sea mining more tempting for some Pacific islands – this could be a problem

Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This article originally appeared on the Protect Thacker Pass Blog. Featured image: Photo of Damon Clarke, chairman of the Hualapai Tribe by Josh Kelety   Thacker Pass gets a mention in this article in the Phoenix New Times about another proposed lithium mine in Arizona, one that would use the same sulfuric acid leaching process that the … Continue reading Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

After two collapses, a third Vale dam at ‘imminent risk of rupture’

Vale, the Brazilian mining company responsible for two deadly dam collapses since 2015, has another dam that’s at “imminent risk of rupture,” a government audit warns. The Xingu dam at Vale’s Alegria mine in Mariana municipality, Minas Gerais state, has been retired since 1998, but excess water in the mining waste that it’s holding back … Continue reading After two collapses, a third Vale dam at ‘imminent risk of rupture’

Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Fort McDermitt, Nevada – As soon as July 29, 2021, Lithium Nevada Corporation (LNC) plans to begin removing cultural sites, artifacts, and possibly human remains belonging to the ancestors of the Paiute and Western Shoshone peoples for the proposed Thacker Pass open pit lithium mine. According to a motion for preliminary injunction filed by four environmental … Continue reading Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]