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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

Twitter wants me to shut up and the right wants me to join them; I don’t think I should have to do either

I don’t want to choose between the left and the right, I want to engage in critical thought, challenge myself, and form my own opinions.      by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current In August, I was locked out of my Twitter account for the first time. I was told that I had “violated [Twitter’s] rules against … Continue reading Twitter wants me to shut up and the right wants me to join them; I don’t think I should have to do either

Book Excerpt: Blue Angels: The Naked Face of Empire

Editor’s note: We live in a world on the brink. As the climate crisis intensifies, racism and patriarchy rise and corporate control expands. What can be done? We Choose to Speak features a collection of essays by writer and organizer Max Wilbert exploring these topics and their solutions.      by Max Wilbert / Deep Green … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Blue Angels: The Naked Face of Empire

Over 50% of Oregon in Severe Drought… in November

The US drought monitor (most recently updated November 13th) shows that 51.9% of Oregon’s land mass is in “severe drought,” with 34.3% in “extreme drought” characterized by major crop/pasture losses, and widespread water shortages or restrictions. This news comes as California battles extreme November wildfires. Eugene had 15 inches of rain less than normal during … Continue reading Over 50% of Oregon in Severe Drought… in November

WordPress censors GenderTrender. Gallus Mag responds

     by 4thWaveNow 4thWaveNow reached out to Gallus Mag of GenderTrender after WordPress dumped the site yesterday. In her most recent post, Gallus Mag  broke the full story of a Canadian MTF trans activist who has launched “human rights” complaints against a group of women’s salon workers who were unwilling to touch and wax … Continue reading WordPress censors GenderTrender. Gallus Mag responds