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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

Joint Statement By Secwepemc & Gidimt’en Land Defenders

(Unceded Yintah / Secwepemcúĺecw Territories): Coastal Gaslink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory and Trans Mountain Pipeline in Secwepemc territory are both currently preparing to drill under our clear rivers, from which we have drawn sustenance since time immemorial. In the past few days we have seen Indigenous women interrupted during ceremonies in both territories, and arrests … Continue reading Joint Statement By Secwepemc & Gidimt’en Land Defenders

Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Communal house of uncontacted Indians inside the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory, photographed in 2005. © Rogério Vargas Motta/IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources). Survival International / October 14, 2020 The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club

On October 12th, 2020, Indigenous People’s Day, a group of indigenous people and allies gathered in Illahee (Portland, Oregon) to confront the Sierra Club and 350.org for their corporate ties and advocacy of false solutions as outlined in the film Planet of the Humans. These groups were informed that they had breached trust with the … Continue reading Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club

BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en Women Occupy Pipeline Drillsite To Stop CGL from Drilling Beneath Their Sacred Headwaters

via Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidimt’en Territory: BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en Women Occupy Pipeline Drillsite To Stop CGL from Drilling Beneath Their Sacred Headwaters As Coastal GasLink attempts to destroy our homelands, we are surveilled, harassed, and criminalized even when we pray for our yintah. Our rights are being trampled and our future is at risk. We … Continue reading BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en Women Occupy Pipeline Drillsite To Stop CGL from Drilling Beneath Their Sacred Headwaters

Sergio Alexander Kochergin on Ukraine, Iraq, and the United States

For this episode of The Green Flame, we speak with Sergio Alexander Kochergin, a filmmaker, organizer, former U.S. Marine, and native of Ukraine. He did two deployments to Iraq in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and testified before members of Congress in 2008 as part of the new Winter Soldier hearings organized by Iraq Veterans Against … Continue reading Sergio Alexander Kochergin on Ukraine, Iraq, and the United States

Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

Another Massive Clearcutting Proposal Threatens Southeast Alaska’s Economy, Wildlife, Carbon Stores JUNEAU, ALASKA (Tlingit: A’aakw Kwáan lands) — The Trump administration announced plans today for yet another massive timber sale that would destroy more than 5,100 acres of critical old-growth habitat in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. “Shame on the Trump administration’s Forest … Continue reading Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest