Categories Archives: Mining & Drilling

Standing Rock is Everywhere: The Indigenous Heart of the Climate Change Fight

This article originally appeared in Resilience. Editor’s note: In order for the planet to survive, we must act in its defense. We can not rely on governments or corporations to do it. This is why Deep Green Resistance is organizing actions to confront the power structures—patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism, and civilization—largely responsible for the plunder of … Continue reading Standing Rock is Everywhere: The Indigenous Heart of the Climate Change Fight

Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

This article originally appeared in Truthout. Featured image: On September 7, 2021, Water Protectors erected multiple blockades at a major U.S.-Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota, in direct opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3. Courtesy of the  Giniw Collective. By Kelly Hayes, Truthout Amid record hurricanes, wildfires and droughts, battles are being waged over the fate … Continue reading Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

World congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calling for reforms to the International Seabed Authority (ISA). “Deep seabed mining is an avoidable environmental disaster,” said one expert on global ocean policy. Featured image: A pair of fish swim near the ocean floor off the coast of Mauritius. A motion calling … Continue reading ‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Editor’s note: DGR supports local control of the land over settler colonial imperialism. We believe in Free Informed Prior Constent, consultation is not constent. Featured image: Screenshot from the Battle For Berrima Inc. video Hume Coal and Its Plans For A New Coal Mine In Berrima 2015 This article originally appeared in Global Voices. By Kevin … Continue reading Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. Featured image: Sámi Parliament of Norway. Photograph Source: Utilisateur:Bel Adone – Public Domain By GABRIEL KUHN On June 23, a coalition of Sámi and environmentalist activists erected a protest camp in Nussir, the projected site of a gigantic copper mine in Sápmi, the traditional homeland of the Sámi people, northern … Continue reading Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

15 Insurers Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline After Grassroots Pressure

This article originally appeared in Truthout. By Mary Lovell, Truthout Every morning, I walk along the waters of the Salish Sea on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. Most days I am lucky enough to see the pink of the sunrise over Mount Rainier. This spring, millions of tiny herring eggs covered the beach, bringing with … Continue reading 15 Insurers Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline After Grassroots Pressure

An Ecuadoran town that survived illegal miners now faces a licensed operator

The town of La Merced de Buenos Aires, in Ecuador, gained notoriety when it was invaded by illegal miners in 2017; for almost two years, the area was plagued by violence, prostitution and drug addiction. Authorities evicted the miners in 2019, but now the land may become home to legal mining operations, which many residents … Continue reading An Ecuadoran town that survived illegal miners now faces a licensed operator

Report Reveals Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Quarter of US and Canadian Emissions

Editor’s note: In these terrifying, apocalyptic times it becomes more obvious that we are all on the same boat, whether we belong to indigenous cultures or the culture of empire. It is stunning as well as sad and embarrassing that those who have suffered the most from colonialism and genocide are those who are still … Continue reading Report Reveals Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Quarter of US and Canadian Emissions

Global Extraction Film Festival 9-12 September 2021

Global Extraction Film Festival 9-12 September 2021 The Global Extraction Film Festival (GEFF), launched last year by Esther Figueroa (Vagabond Media) and Emiel Martens (Caribbean Creativity), has announced the selection of over 150 films for GEFF2021. The festival, which will be available online for free from September 9-12, aims to bring attention to the destructive impacts … Continue reading Global Extraction Film Festival 9-12 September 2021

Legal update and hearing this week / Press Conference on Thacker Pass Lawsuits [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

On Friday, August 27th at 2pm Pacific, attorneys for Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and Atsa Koodakuh wyh Nuwu (People of Red Mountain) will hold a virtual press conference updating supporters and media members on the lawsuits against the Bureau of Land Management and Lithium Nevada Corporation. Earlier that morning, there will be a hearing in Federal … Continue reading Legal update and hearing this week / Press Conference on Thacker Pass Lawsuits [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]