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Barabaig and Masai Gain Cattle Grazing Access in Tanzania

By Mary Louisa Cappelli, PhD, JD / Globalmother.org Featured image: Barabaig pastoralist Katesh — After a fifty-year struggle against land grabbing by foreign agribusiness corporations, nomadic pastoralists in the Hanang District of Eastern Tanzania have finally won Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy pursuant to the 1999 Land Act No. 5. With legal assistance from The … Continue reading Barabaig and Masai Gain Cattle Grazing Access in Tanzania

We just lost two million hectares of forest and two years to prevent runaway climate change…

…but at least they released the trailer for the new Star Wars film. Julian Langer / Deep Green Resistance UK Children are choking to death and being prepared for evacuation as forest fires ravage Indonesia in what is probably the most severe environmental disaster of the 21st century. Endangered orangutans are losing their homes and … Continue reading We just lost two million hectares of forest and two years to prevent runaway climate change…

Colorado River desalination plant nearing its end

The obscure Paradox Valley Unit keeps the Colorado River’s salinity levels in check for farmers, but causes quakes upstream. By Stephen Elliot / High Country News The Paradox Valley in western Colorado got its name because the Dolores River bisects it, rather than running through it in the normal topographical fashion. The landscape is short … Continue reading Colorado River desalination plant nearing its end

Organic Consumers Association Calls Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling a Travesty

Biotech and Food Industries Stack Hearing on H.R. 1599 with Pro-GMO Witnesses By Organic Consumers Association FINLAND, Minn. – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) issued this statement today, following a hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry on H.R. 1599, a bill that would preempt state and federal rights to enact … Continue reading Organic Consumers Association Calls Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling a Travesty

Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

By Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition             Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe. … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

     by Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition             Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

            Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe. We view the protection of ground … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Why did the Australian aborigines never adopt agriculture?

by Kim Hill, Deep Green Resistance Australia Why did the Australian aborigines never develop agriculture? This question was posed in the process of designing an indigenous food garden, and I could hear the underlying assumptions of the enquirer in his tone. Our culture teaches that agriculture is a more desirable way to live than hunting … Continue reading Why did the Australian aborigines never adopt agriculture?

Biotech & Departments of Agriculture closed-door meeting

From GMO Free Hawai’i Island: It recently came to our attention that NASDA, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, is having a closed door meeting in Kona next week, and they will be discussing the setting of the agenda for agriculture throughout all the states for the next five years. And what is … Continue reading Biotech & Departments of Agriculture closed-door meeting

Pesticides in paradise: how do we fight back?

The problem of pesticides The islands of Hawai’i, especially Kauai, are frequently described as “ground zero” for GMOs. As an unwilling host to parasitic chemical agriculture, the land is bombarded with pesticides and chemicals at concentrations unseen in most other places; the test and seed crops grown by agribusiness can be dosed at much higher … Continue reading Pesticides in paradise: how do we fight back?