Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Colonialism & Conquest

Uncontacted Tribe Under Threat After Senator’s Secret Plot To Open Up Their Territory

This news article published by Survival International on  January 27, 2021 explains how areas of protected land is likely to be opened up for use with devastating impacts for the survival of the indigenous people there. Featured Image: Amazon Rainforest, Brazil Senator Zequinha Marinho is pushing for the Ituna Itata area of rainforest, known to … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribe Under Threat After Senator’s Secret Plot To Open Up Their Territory

Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Land Give Away And Destruction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021 Phoenix, AZ – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan denied Apache Stronghold’s request for an injunction preventing the giveaway and destruction of sacred Oak Flat to Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper. Judge Logan said that Apache Stronghold has no right to ask the Court for help because they are … Continue reading Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Land Give Away And Destruction

Corporate Colonialism and Africa’s Date with Disaster

In the following piece, Mark relates the population growth to patriarchy, exploitation, and capitalism. Editor’s note: DGR does not agree with all opinions on this article. by Mark Behrend The population of Africa is soaring. Since 1950, it has grown from 227 million to 1.343 billion — an increase of 590%. Over the same period, … Continue reading Corporate Colonialism and Africa’s Date with Disaster

PRESS RELEASE: Water Protector Climbs Into Line 3 Pipeline Trench To Stop Work

This news release outlines direct action taken by water protectors.  On Monday morning, Nia Zekan, a water protector, climbed into a pipe trench along the Line 3 Pipeline easement, shutting down work for approximately four hours. Nia halted construction at this Enbridge worksite while dozens more stood around in support of Nia and resistance to … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Water Protector Climbs Into Line 3 Pipeline Trench To Stop Work

Revolutionary Organizing with Ahjamu Umi

Ahjamu Umi is a revolutionary organizer/activist, adviser, and liberation literature author. He is vastly concerned about the current state and future of this planet. Ahjamu has worked with the All African People’s Revolutionary Party for decades. His latest book, a manual of revolutionary community defense, is titled “A Guide for Defense Against White Supremacist and … Continue reading Revolutionary Organizing with Ahjamu Umi

Have the Machines Already Taken Over?

This article describes the madness of consumption, the accumulation of things, and the impact of consumerism on the human state of being and on the natural world. by Phil Knight / Counterpunch According to Ron Milo and his colleagues at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, in 2020 the mass of artificial, human made objects … Continue reading Have the Machines Already Taken Over?

Whitewashed Hope: A Message From Indigenous Leaders And Organizations

This writing is a message from over 10 Indigenous leaders and organizations who aim to explain that regenerative agriculture and permaculture offer narrow solutions to the climate crisis. This collaborative work has been shared freely. To access the original version, along with credits: see below.  Regenerative agriculture and permaculture claim to be the solutions to … Continue reading Whitewashed Hope: A Message From Indigenous Leaders And Organizations

White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Indigenous teachings are thousands of years old. People born into these traditions are raised into knowledge that those born outside do not—and should not—have. Do not steal from others traditions. Instead, research your own family history and connect to your own roots. This award-winning documentary deals with the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual … Continue reading White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Fuck Veteran’s Day: A Vet’s Lament

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Vince Emanuele offers the reader a systemic analysis of the culture of war, it’s purpose, and the destruction it leaves behind. by Vince Emanuele / Counterpunch “They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet … Continue reading Fuck Veteran’s Day: A Vet’s Lament

Anti-Colonial Struggles Across Turtle Island

The following video looks at the many Indigenous-led struggles currently taking place across Turtle Island (North America). Indigenous People Day of Rage On 11th October, 2020, Indigenous peoples called a Day of Rage Against Colonialism. Main actions organized were against the forced assimilation of Indigenous peoples and for an alternative to Columbus Day. Colonial statues … Continue reading Anti-Colonial Struggles Across Turtle Island