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Against Imperialist War

Following the U.S. assassination of prominent Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last Friday, Iran has launched a missile strike against U.S. military bases in Iraq. It is unclear what will happen from here, but there is a possibility of escalation and the potential of a major war. This would be a disaster for the people of … Continue reading Against Imperialist War

Colonialism — The Green Flame Podcast

This episode of The Green Flame focuses on colonization and has three interviews: the first with Anne Keala Kelly, a native Hawaiian organizer, journalist, and award-winning filmmaker; the second with Mari Boine, a world-reknowned Sami indigenous musician; and the third with a river. We discuss colonization, history, tourism, the TMT telescope project on Mauna Kea, … Continue reading Colonialism — The Green Flame Podcast

An Open Letter to Climate Activists in the Northwoods…and Beyond

Aimee Cree Dunn / Counterpunch From a talk delivered November 1, 2019.  Northern Michigan University Sonderegger Symposium:  Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North.  Marquette, MI.  Featured image: American Progress by John Gast, ca. 1872. Overview I’m going to cut straight to the point:  averting climate change is not going stop the global collapse of the planet … Continue reading An Open Letter to Climate Activists in the Northwoods…and Beyond

The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

By Max Wilbert As the world moves further into a state of climate crisis, it’s imperative that we study and critique the strategies being proposed to address greenhouse gas emissions, and develop our own strategies based on rigorous assessment of their effectiveness. Many of the strategies currently being pursued by the mainstream environmental movement hinge … Continue reading The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

Climate, (Lightning) Strike Reflections

From Illahee Spirit Runners / Occupied Kalapuya land Decision to take action for global youth climate strike was a chance to try to unite and get some new energy to continue our current efforts to protect wolves knowing the struggle to protect wolves is related to all life because its tied directly to the land/habitat. … Continue reading Climate, (Lightning) Strike Reflections

Mauna Kea: What it is, why it’s happening, and why we should all be paying attention

Nikki Sanchez / Intercontinential Cry Featured image: Tim Rawle, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 At the base of Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain and the first point on earth where raindrops touch the earth, the largest land defense action in modern Hawaiian history is currently in taking place and the entire movement is being guided by … Continue reading Mauna Kea: What it is, why it’s happening, and why we should all be paying attention

Native Youth Movement Statement on Social Media

Editor’s Note: this piece comes from the Native Youth Movement, a cross-nation warrior society for indigenous youth on Turtle Island. We do not agree with every detail of this piece, but consider it a good primer on this topic and a look at how traditionally-minded indigenous people are approaching the internet, social media, pornography, and … Continue reading Native Youth Movement Statement on Social Media

What is Controlled Opposition

Image credit: Jared Rodriguez / TruthOut by Liam Campbell “The best way to control the opposition is to lead them.” – Vladimir Lenin If you go online and search for “controlled opposition” you will find over 2 million results, and essentially all of them are garbage. This is a tactic which has been used throughout … Continue reading What is Controlled Opposition

Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

By Jayalaxshmi Mistry / Republished from The Conversation, CC license. Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection to their environment. Recently released figures … Continue reading Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones