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Ogiek Want Their Mau Forest Back

By Kennedy Gachuhi – originally published 07. Feb 2019 on https://ecoterra.info Ogiek stake claim for the Mau forest after victory at African court The Ogiek have demanded the return of the Mau forest land to the community. The community is laying claim to more than 21 forest blocs and the Maasai Mau Trust Land that … Continue reading Ogiek Want Their Mau Forest Back

Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

In so-called Canada, urban Indigenous organizers are re-energizing a decades-old struggle by redefining Indigenous sovereignty in the city streets. By Natalie Knight originally published on roarmag.org featured image by Sharon Kravitz “I brought you all some water,” I said to the ragtag crew of six holding our “All Nations Unite With Wet’suwet’en” banner across the … Continue reading Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

Nearly 80% of Oregon in Severe Drought

In November, we reported on the fact that more than 50% of the state of Oregon was in “severe,” “extreme,” or “exceptional” drought. This story has barely been mentioned in statewide media. For the past month, data has been unavailable as the Drought.gov website was offline during the government shutdown. Now that the site is … Continue reading Nearly 80% of Oregon in Severe Drought

Communists call for protection for women’s spaces

     by Morning Star COMMUNISTS called for protection of women’s spaces and preservation of “separate spaces and distinct services to protect women from violence and abuse” today. The party’s biennial congress said that women’s rights won over decades of struggle were “under sustained ideological attack,” thanks to the “growth and ascendancy of neoliberal philosophy … Continue reading Communists call for protection for women’s spaces

Unist’ot’en Camp, Facing Armed Invasion By Pipeline Cops, Complies with Injunction

On Monday, January 7th, Canadian federal police raided the Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gidumt’en Territory on unceded indigenous land in what is commonly known as British Columbia, Canada. The Access Point is the forward position of a pipeline occupation held primarily by the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The Unist’ot’en have been occupying … Continue reading Unist’ot’en Camp, Facing Armed Invasion By Pipeline Cops, Complies with Injunction

Rallies Planned Internationally in Support of Wet’suwet’en Facing RCMP Enforcement on Unceded Territory

As militarized RCMP are descending onto unceded Wet’suwet’en to enforce a colonial court injunction, rallies in 30 cities expressing solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en will take place on Tuesday January 8, 2019 across Canada and internationally. The Wet’suwet’en are defending their unceded lands in Northern B.C. from unwanted fracked gas development Rallies across Canada are being … Continue reading Rallies Planned Internationally in Support of Wet’suwet’en Facing RCMP Enforcement on Unceded Territory

Groomed to Consume

Featured image: Black Friday, by John Henderson (cc by ND 2.0) by Anja Lyngbaek / Local Futures With Christmas coming up, household consumption will soon hit its yearly peak in many countries. Despite homely pictures of tranquility on mass-produced greeting cards, Christmas is more about frenzied shopping and overspending than peace on earth or quality time with family and … Continue reading Groomed to Consume

Depressed and Then Diagnosed With Autism, Greta Thunberg Explains Why Hope Cannot Save Planet But Bold Climate Action Still Can

Featured image: 15-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden realized at a young age the enormous gap between what climate experts were warning and the actions society was taking. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands. (Photo: Youtube/Screenshot/TEDxStockholm)      by Jon Queally / Common Dreams As … Continue reading Depressed and Then Diagnosed With Autism, Greta Thunberg Explains Why Hope Cannot Save Planet But Bold Climate Action Still Can

Canadian Court Gives Coastal Gaslink Permission to Violate Indigenous Rights

     by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry For over 6 years now, environmental defenders representing the Unist’ot’en, an official faction of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, have been standing guard over their traditional territory from invasion by Transcanada’s Coastal Gaslink pipeline. On December 14, 2018, a British Columbia Supreme Court Justice levied a temporary injunction, ordering an … Continue reading Canadian Court Gives Coastal Gaslink Permission to Violate Indigenous Rights

Jacques Ellul: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times

     by Andrew Nikiforuk / Local Futures By now you have probably read about the so-called “tech backlash.” Facebook and other social media have undermined what’s left of the illusion of democracy, while smartphones damage young brains and erode the nature of discourse in the family. Meanwhile computers and other gadgets have diminished our attention … Continue reading Jacques Ellul: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times