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Sonora on Lithium – Part 1

By Chris Straffon Mine is the Ignorance of the Many I was born in Mexico City surrounded by big buildings, a lot of cars and one of the most contaminated environments in the world. When I was 9 years old my family moved to Tijuana in North West Mexico and here, on the wrong side … Continue reading Sonora on Lithium – Part 1

Friday, May 7th #Defund Line 3 Global Day of Action

Original Press Release Relatives, Together we are powerful. Since the #DefundLine3 campaign launched in February, bank executives have received more than 700,000 emails, 7,000 calendar invites and 3,000 phone calls, demanding that they stop funding Line 3. There have been protests at bank branches in 16 states. Collectively, we’ve raised more than $70,000 for those on … Continue reading Friday, May 7th #Defund Line 3 Global Day of Action

Planet of the Humans & Bright Green Lies

Planet of the Humans, an outstanding documentary by Jeff Gibbs and Michael Moore, drew a lot of attention when it was originally published on YouTube for free. But a coordinated censorship campaign lead to it being taken down from YouTube where it had been viewed 8.3 million times. As Michael Moore wrote on his Facebook … Continue reading Planet of the Humans & Bright Green Lies

Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

On a late April morning in Thacker Pass, where some Paiute ancestors have been buried and some massacred, where some people want to dig out the dead to dig out lithium, I woke to a strange, wet snow that fell overnight a day before temperatures in the 70s were forecast. It seemed a bad omen. … Continue reading Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Lithium: Mining Mountains of Water

In this article Rebecca Wildbear talks about how civilization is wasting our planet’s scarce water sources for mining in its desperate effort to continue this devastating way of life. By Rebecca Wildbear Nearly a third of the world lacks safe drinking water, though I have rarely been without. In a red rock canyon in Utah, … Continue reading Lithium: Mining Mountains of Water

Letter #16 Re-Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Power: Considering the ecological impacts we aim to reduce

In her “Letter to Greta Thunberg” series, Katie Singer explains the real ecological impacts of so many modern technologies on which the hope for a bright green (tech) future is based on. A letter to Greta Thunberg by Katie Singer Even when reality is harsh, I prefer it. I’d rather engineers say that my water could … Continue reading Letter #16 Re-Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Power: Considering the ecological impacts we aim to reduce

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Barbara Williams The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem. … Continue reading When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

Letter #12 How we manufacture silicon: computers’ crucial ingredient not found in nature

In her “Letter to Greta Thunberg” series, Katie Singer explains the real ecological impacts of so many modern technologies on which the hope for a bright green (tech) future is based on. A letter to Greta Thunberg by Katie Singer Dear Greta, Could we discuss silicon, that substance on which our digital world depends? [1] … Continue reading Letter #12 How we manufacture silicon: computers’ crucial ingredient not found in nature

Recognizing the true guardians of the forest: Q&A with David Kaimowitz

Indigenous peoples worldwide are the victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which are there ancestral homes. They also provide living proof that humans as a species are not inherently … Continue reading Recognizing the true guardians of the forest: Q&A with David Kaimowitz

The Environmental Impacts of “Green” Technology

Happening today: Bright Green Lies the documentary premieres Earth Day – April 22nd — as a live-streaming event and Q&A with director Julia Barnes, and authors Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert. Tickets are available at https://www.brightgreenlies.com/ This article originally appeared on Counterpunch. By Julia Barnes Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars have long been … Continue reading The Environmental Impacts of “Green” Technology