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Book Excerpt: Spirituality and Cultural Appropriation

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Culture of Resistance” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet.  This book is now available for free online.      by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance The final difference between the alternative culture and a culture of resistance is the issue of spirituality. Remember that … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Spirituality and Cultural Appropriation

The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

     by Anne Keala Kelly It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while perpetuating American amnesia. A note about Thanksgiving: Early feasts of giving thanks celebrated some notable atrocities committed against … Continue reading The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

Protecting Mauna Kea: They Hate Hawai’i

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Trigger warning: This piece contains graphic descriptions of sexual and colonial violence. Hatred is one of the most misunderstood processes at work in the world today. Cops are killing young people of color while simultaneously maintaining they’re not racists and do not hate the people they’re killing. A … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: They Hate Hawai’i

Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Recently,‭ ‬the school where my wife works decided to host‭ “‬luau‭” ‬events throughout the state I live.‭ ‬When she contacted the school to tell them the events were cultural appropriation and racist,‭ ‬they quickly responded by transforming the event into a beach party.‭ ‬Calling out racism … Continue reading Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture

Owen Lloyd: Moving Beyond “Paleo”

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance Eugene Over the last several years, there has been a growing recognition of the damage industrial agriculture incurs on our landbases, on human societies, and on our bodies. For example, a study last year found that over 80% of global deforestation is caused by agriculture [1]. Another report … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Moving Beyond “Paleo”

Cultural appropriation of Navajo culture currently “in” with the fashion industry

By Guy Trebal / New York Times LESBIAN chic, Goth chic, rocker chic, Masai chic, androgynous chic, biker chic, punk chic, minimalist chic: fashion is culture’s Godzilla, devouring everything in its path. Half the time, the monster doesn’t know what it ate. Most recently it gobbled up the complex Navajo tribal culture, which then, semidigested, … Continue reading Cultural appropriation of Navajo culture currently “in” with the fashion industry