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Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

Another Massive Clearcutting Proposal Threatens Southeast Alaska’s Economy, Wildlife, Carbon Stores JUNEAU, ALASKA (Tlingit: A’aakw Kwáan lands) — The Trump administration announced plans today for yet another massive timber sale that would destroy more than 5,100 acres of critical old-growth habitat in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. “Shame on the Trump administration’s Forest … Continue reading Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

The Mignonnes Question

In this piece, Trinity La Fey breaks down Maïmouna Doucouré’s film Mignonnes, which has become extremely controversial. The Mignonnes Question by Trinity La Fey Frenchwoman Maïmouna Doucouré, who wrote and directed ‘Cuties’ (English translation), a film which has sparked an online petition calling for it’s removal from Netflix’s streaming platform, has defended her work against … Continue reading The Mignonnes Question

Mauritians Take To The Street Over Oil Spill And Dolphin And Whale Deaths

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare on 1 September 2020 and originally published on Mongabay.  People gathered in the thousands in Mauritius’s capital, Port Louis, to protest the government’s response to a recent oil spill. The Japanese-owned freighter M.V. Wakashio crashed into the coral reef barrier off the island’s southeastern coast on July 25 and … Continue reading Mauritians Take To The Street Over Oil Spill And Dolphin And Whale Deaths

The Declaration On Women’s Sex-Based Rights

For this episode of the Green Flame we celebrate the United States launch of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign with WHRC U.S. co-contact Thistle Pettersen and U.S. WHRC media moderator Austin DeVille. Our skill-share highlights the WHRC effort to offer mutual support in the face of inevitable backlash: It is of the utmost importance strategically … Continue reading The Declaration On Women’s Sex-Based Rights

A Critical Review Of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine

Ross Carter offers a critical review of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine. He arguably enriches Naomi’s own assessment of the situation by adding a DGR analysis. By Ross Carter Using crisis as an opportunity to get rich In her book, the Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein details a particular trope of modern capitalism. That of using and/or … Continue reading A Critical Review Of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine

Officials Quash Plan, For Now, To Develop Philippines’ Biggest Copper Mine

In this excerpt from the original article, written by Bong S. Sarmiento  and published in Mongabay on 30 August 2020, Gong describes how ‘authorities’ have yet to approve plans for a copper mine in the Tampakan are of the Philippines. The mines would affect ancestoral land and the lives of the mountain people.  By Bong … Continue reading Officials Quash Plan, For Now, To Develop Philippines’ Biggest Copper Mine

Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

This piece was originally published in Earth Island Journal. Zambia and Zimbabwe plan to move ahead with the $4 billion Batoka Gorge Dam that would displace villagers, wildlife, and a vibrant rafting industry along the Zambezi River. by Rebecca Wilbear/Earth Island Journal More than 50 men traverse the steep, rocky gorge. They balance as many … Continue reading Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation

In this writing Ben asks questions about a rail development that is destroying the natural world. He asks what it would take to stop the development  and why we are not all talking about it. Is high speed rail the pinnacle of civilisations’ insanity? By Ben Warner Probably not, unfortunately, but it is an excellent … Continue reading High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation

A Dyson Sphere Will Not Stop Collapse

This is the second in a series of articles reflecting on a recent study which predicts collapse of industrial society within a few decades. In the first essay, Max Wilbert discusses how in the long-run, collapse will benefit both humans and nature alike. This second essay in the series explores a “solution” proposed by the … Continue reading A Dyson Sphere Will Not Stop Collapse