Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Colonialism & Conquest

Thousands of Gold Miners Invade Yanomami Territory

From Survival International / Photo: Cmacauley, CC BY 3.0 Up to 10,000 goldminers have invaded Yanomami lands in northern Brazil, spreading malaria in the region and polluting many of the rivers with mercury. Although most Yanomami are in contact with non-indigenous society, one uncontacted group is known to live in the area being invaded, and … Continue reading Thousands of Gold Miners Invade Yanomami Territory

Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Communiqué from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) on the recent murder of its members, Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote. May 2019, Lower Mountains of the State of Guerrero. To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council To the People of Guerrero … Continue reading Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Indigenous Children are Dying at the U.S./Mexico Border

Editors Note: the international refugee crisis is driven by war, imperialism, and destruction of the planet. In other words, it is driven by civilization, or “the culture of empire.” DGR is opposed to empire and we see the refugee crisis as a humanitarian emergency. We believe that the best way to fight this crisis is … Continue reading Indigenous Children are Dying at the U.S./Mexico Border

The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

By Elisabeth Robson / Art for Culture Change On May 9, 2019 Blue Origin — Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company — posted this video of Jeff Bezos speaking at the Going to Space to Benefit Earth event. One of the visions of Blue Origin, as outlined on the web site, and the focus of Mr. Bezos’ presentation is that millions of people must … Continue reading The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

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