Categories Archives: Toxification

But… Cities?

This story first appeared in By My Solitary Hearth Editor’s note: Albuquerque is in fact too large. It is a city. It is actually the cities that are the cause of all those problems. This article mentions: “This idea that we need to set aside places for wilderness comes from the idea that humans are … Continue reading But… Cities?

Political Prisoner Support for Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek

By Max Wilbert On July 24th, 2017, Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek made a public statement admitting that they had carried out multiple acts of sabotage against the then-under-construction Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Spring 2017 during the #NoDAPL #StandingRock movement. The two activists set fire to heavy machinery and used blow torches to damage … Continue reading Political Prisoner Support for Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek

Greenland’s government bans oil drilling, leads indigenous resistance to extractive capitalism

This story first appeared in Opendemocracy. The young indigenous leadership of Múte Bourup Egede is battling for green sovereignty in a time of climate collapse. By Adam Ramsay and Aaron White In 2016, Greenland’s then minister responsible for economic development, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, welcomed the appointment of Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, as US … Continue reading Greenland’s government bans oil drilling, leads indigenous resistance to extractive capitalism

Brazil farming co-op carves a sustainable path through agribusiness stronghold

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Shanna Hanbury Coopcerrado, a farmer’s cooperative of 5,000 families, won the United Nations’ Equator Prize under the category of “New Nature Economies” due to its more than two decades of work in developing a farmer-to-farmer model of mutual support for training, commercializing and setting up organic and regenerative … Continue reading Brazil farming co-op carves a sustainable path through agribusiness stronghold

Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai‘i

This article first appeared in Yes! magazine. By LIBBY LEONARD There are four things you should know,” says David Fuertes to the youths he mentors. “You should know your origins, because your ancestors have paved the way. You should know your values and connect in those values, because that’s going to drive you to make … Continue reading Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai‘i

Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. By JULIA CONLEY “Not a single drop of oil is going to come out of the Amazon until the government takes care of us,” said campaigners. Demanding stronger social and environmental support in northern Peru’s Loreto region, about 200 Indigenous protesters on Wednesday announced a strike two days … Continue reading Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline

‘Antithetical to science’: When deep-sea research meets mining interests

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Editor’s note: We know less about the bottom of the sea than we know about outer space. We really require no scientific evidence to know that mining is bad for the environment wherever it occures. It should not be done on land, under the sea or on other planets. … Continue reading ‘Antithetical to science’: When deep-sea research meets mining interests

CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 9th-15th WEEK OF ACTION #ALLOUTFORWEDZINKWA

Original Press Release Cas Yikh of the Gidimt’en Clan are counting on supporters to go ALL OUT in a mobilization for the biggest battle yet to protect our sacred headwaters, Wedzin Kwa. We have remained steadfast in our fight for self-determination, and we are still unceded, undefeated, sovereign and victorious. In January 2019, when Gidimt’en … Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 9th-15th WEEK OF ACTION #ALLOUTFORWEDZINKWA

New Legal Campaign Aims to Protect People and Nature From Polluters’ ‘Irreparable Damage’

Editors note: DGR recognizes that governments can not give rights, they can only take them away. They serve to legitimize the rich and powerful with the laws that they make. “The legal system protects corporations from the outage of injured citizens and ensures environmental destruction. ” –Will Falk Knowing this we should still  use every … Continue reading New Legal Campaign Aims to Protect People and Nature From Polluters’ ‘Irreparable Damage’

Line 3 Resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the Country

Over the past three weeks Line 3 resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the country. Since our last weekly recap… The harm Line 3 has already caused Minnesota’s land and waters became more clear… The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that it had ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer … Continue reading Line 3 Resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the Country