Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Colonialism & Conquest

The Tragic Death of Peruvian Indigenous Healer Olivia Arévalo

     by Sebastián Ortega and Jhonny Valle Ayuque / openDemocracy via Intercontinental Cry Leader of the Shipibo-konibo community, Olivia Arévalo Lomas, was 81 years old when she was shot in the chest and murdered. The principal suspect, Canadian Paul Woodroffe, died a few hours later. The leader, practitioner of traditional medicine and defender of the Peruvian Amazon, Olivia … Continue reading The Tragic Death of Peruvian Indigenous Healer Olivia Arévalo

Tanzania’s Maasai Losing Ground to Tourism

Featured image: Maasai from the village of Naiyobi courtesy of the Oakland Institute     by John C. Cannon / Mongabay An investigation by the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, has turned up allegations that the government of Tanzania is sidelining the country’s Maasai population in favor of tourism. The government and some foreign investors worry … Continue reading Tanzania’s Maasai Losing Ground to Tourism

“Paper Genocide:” Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care

Featured image: Gage Skidmore on flickr. Some Rights Reserved.      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Native Americans have long existed in a legal and cultural limbo, surviving the devastating impacts of a trail of broken treaties by the U.S. government with staunch determination to maintain their unique cultures and legal federally recognized tribal sovereignty. In … Continue reading “Paper Genocide:” Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care

STOP THE MADNESS: Major Wind Energy Generation Facility Proposed for Nevada Wildland

Editors note: Wind energy is destroying the planet just like fossil fuels. So-called “renewable energy” development threatens a massive amount of land globally in the coming years. We will fight all activities that destroy the land, even when greenwashing propaganda tells us these projects are “sustainable.” We know bullshit when we see it. Capitalists own … Continue reading STOP THE MADNESS: Major Wind Energy Generation Facility Proposed for Nevada Wildland

Squeeze Every Drop of Slave’s Blood Out of Ourselves

Editor’s note: this is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s talk, which you can listen to here. What does it mean to decolonize my heart and mind, and how do I go about doing that?     by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Many indigenous people have said to me that the first and … Continue reading Squeeze Every Drop of Slave’s Blood Out of Ourselves

India: Tribes threatened by Conservation, Plan Historic Protest

Featured image: Baiga women threatened with illegal eviction, Achanakmar Tiger Reserve. The villagers are determined to stay and say they don’t want to leave their forest home. © Survival International      by Survival International Hundreds of Baiga people from the area that inspired Kipling’s The Jungle Book are rallying to oppose the authorities’ attempts to evict … Continue reading India: Tribes threatened by Conservation, Plan Historic Protest

Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Featured image: The Baka are better at looking after their environment than anyone else. © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas      by Survival International Four Baka – two women and two men – were beaten up by eco-guards in the Republic of Congo last week. The Baka had just returned to their village, after spending the day in the … Continue reading Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Soldiers Rape and Assault Marma Girls in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Featured image: The Marma, like other tribes of the CHT, have faced years of violence, land-grabbing and intimidation. © Mark McEvoy/Survival International      by Survival International Two sisters from the Marma indigenous tribe of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh are being held against their will after being raped and sexually assaulted at gun point, allegedly by … Continue reading Soldiers Rape and Assault Marma Girls in Chittagong Hill Tracts

A Pipeline Runs Through It

Featured image: The Aguaprieta pipeline crosses the Yaqui River (Río Yaqui), the water source for the Yaqui, an indigenous tribe residing in the Yaqui Valley in Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Tomas Castelazo (CC).  As far as one Yaqui community is concerned, the pipeline will never be completed.     by Gabriella Rutherford / Intercontinental Cry In 2013, Enrique … Continue reading A Pipeline Runs Through It

Peru Passes Law Approving Amazonian “Death Roads”

Featured image: Tomas was contacted between 2001 to 2003 and now lives in the Amazon region where one of the deadliest roads has been proposed. © David Hill/Survival International      by Survival International Peru has approved a law that could devastate several uncontacted Amazon tribes. The law declares “in the national interest” the construction of roads … Continue reading Peru Passes Law Approving Amazonian “Death Roads”