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¡Sí a La Vida, No a La Mina! Yes to Life, No to the Mine!

A gold mine project in Veracruz that has run into local opposition  envisions a low CAPEX, simple heap-leach open pit mining operation targeting approximately 100,000 ounces of gold production annually. Gold reserves at the project are estimated at 575,000 ounces which assures high pollution and destruction of the land in order to yield as much … Continue reading ¡Sí a La Vida, No a La Mina! Yes to Life, No to the Mine!

Lithium Wars: The New Gold Rush

In these brief series, Max Wilbert explores the #ThackerPass Litium Deposit in Humboldt Count, Nevada which will serve as a lithium clay mining development project  proposed by the Nevada government and federal agencies. This project will compromise the flora, fauna and streams of the area just for the sake of “clean” energy and profit. By … Continue reading Lithium Wars: The New Gold Rush

Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Shale Must Fall: Global day of climate actions uniting sites of extraction in the Global South and beyond with their counterparts of consumption in the Global North. Friday Dec. 11th, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a diverse group of environmental movements from 20 different countries are mobilizing together to … Continue reading Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

Reporting from amidst fields of fracking wells in Colorado, Trinity La Fay writes about the conscious experience of being in relationship to the place she lives, and the disconnect between people and land needed to maintain the destruction. Experience Is Not An Abstraction by Trinity La Fey On the Colorado Rising website, the maps of … Continue reading Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

The Problem

The Problem by Lierre Keith From the introduction to the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. “You cannot live a political life, you cannot live a moral life if you’re not willing to open your eyes and see the world more clearly. See some of the injustice that’s going on. Try to … Continue reading The Problem

The Women Of Kendeng Set Their Feet In Cement To Stop A Mine In Their Lands.

The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in their lands. This is their story. This article was written by Febriana Firdaus on 13 November 2020 and published originally on Mongabay.  Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the … Continue reading The Women Of Kendeng Set Their Feet In Cement To Stop A Mine In Their Lands.

The Impacts Of Thacker Pass Mine

In October, DGR conducted an on-the-ground fact finding mission to the sites of two proposed lithium mines in Nevada. In this article, we look at the facts regarding the plans Lithium Nevada company has for mining and processing lithium (mainly destined for making electric car batteries) in northern Nevada, at Thacker Pass. The company, now … Continue reading The Impacts Of Thacker Pass Mine

Philippine Court Upholds Open-Pit Mining Ban In Mindanao

The article was written by Bong S. Sarmiento and published by Mongabay on 19 October 2020. Sarmiento describes the impact of a court decision to uphold a ban on a particularly destructive form of mining. A court has upheld a ban on open-pit mining in the Philippine province of South Cotabato, home to the largest … Continue reading Philippine Court Upholds Open-Pit Mining Ban In Mindanao

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

Techno-Utopian Visions Will Not Save Us

This is the fourth part in the series. In the previous essays, we have explored the need for a collapse, the relationship between a Dyson sphere and overcomsumption, and our blind pursuit for ‘progress.’ In this piece, Elisabeth describes how the Dyson sphere is an extension of the drive for so-called “green energy.” By Elisabeth … Continue reading Techno-Utopian Visions Will Not Save Us