Endgame Premises Archives: 2: Civilization destroys traditional communities » Page 8

Traditional communities do not often voluntarily give up or
sell the resources on which their communities are based until their commu-
nities have been destroyed. They also do not willingly allow their landbases to
be damaged so that other resources—gold, oil, and so on—can be extracted.
It follows that those who want the resources will do what they can to destroy
traditional communities.

Corporations in Indonesia grabbing and destroying indigenous forest land

By John Vidal / The Observer Land conflicts between farmers and plantation owners, mining companies and developers have raged across Indonesia as local and multinational companies have been encouraged to seize and then deforest customary land – land owned by indigenous people and administered in accordance with their customs. More than 600 were recorded in … Continue reading Corporations in Indonesia grabbing and destroying indigenous forest land

Indigenous Nicaraguans fight to the death for their last forest

By Inter Press Service Mayangna indigenous communities in northern Nicaragua are caught up in a life-and-death battle to defend their ancestral territory in the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve from the destruction wrought by invading settlers and illegal logging. The president of the Mayangna indigenous nation, Aricio Genaro, told Tierramérica that their struggle to protect this reserve, … Continue reading Indigenous Nicaraguans fight to the death for their last forest

Indigenous people of Amazon working together to stop Canadian oil giant

By Survival International Amazon Indians from Peru and Brazil have joined together to stop a Canadian oil company destroying their land and threatening the lives of uncontacted tribes. Hundreds of Matsés Indians gathered on the border of Peru and Brazil last Saturday and called on their governments to stop the exploration, warning that the work … Continue reading Indigenous people of Amazon working together to stop Canadian oil giant

Ethiopian military killing, repressing indigenous people threatened by megadam

By John Vidal / The Guardian Human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo valley are said to be rampant, with tribal leaders imprisoned, dozens of people killed and troops cracking down on dissent ahead of the building of a massive dam, which is forcing the relocation of some of the most remote tribes in Africa. … Continue reading Ethiopian military killing, repressing indigenous people threatened by megadam

Indigenous people in Mexico organizing resistance against corporate wind farms

By Jennifer M. Smith / Upside-Down World More than five centuries after Colombus’ arrival in the Americas, the invasion of European powers continues to threaten traditional ways of life in indigenous communities in Mexico.  The conflict against the corporate takeover of the ancestral lands of the Huave, or Ikoots people, in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec … Continue reading Indigenous people in Mexico organizing resistance against corporate wind farms

Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service What does it mean for a land to be under occupation? For most of us, the surest indication of an occupation is the most sensational: a strong military presence, working to intimidate and silence any and all resistance.  Along with this, we would expect to see … Continue reading Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

Victory for Achuar people as Talisman Energy retreats from Peruvian Amazon

By Amazon Watch Today Talisman Energy (TLM) announced its decision to cease oil exploration activities in the Peruvian Amazon and to exit the country upon completion of ongoing commercial transactions. “We have fought long and hard against Talisman’s drilling in our territory because of the negative environmental and social impacts we have seen from oil … Continue reading Victory for Achuar people as Talisman Energy retreats from Peruvian Amazon

Ethiopian government trying to starve indigenous off land by destroying crops

By Survival International Survival has received disturbing reports from members of several tribes in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, which describe how the government is destroying their crops to force them to move off their land into designated resettlement areas. Those most affected by the land grabs are Suri, Bodi and Mursi pastoralists, and the Kwegu … Continue reading Ethiopian government trying to starve indigenous off land by destroying crops

Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy

By Chris Hedges, for TruthDig Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy

Ben Barker: The Story of a River

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin The Milwaukee River runs through the place where I live. Really, it is the place where I live, or at least part of it. This place would not be what it is without the river. On a warm, sunny day the river will call to me in … Continue reading Ben Barker: The Story of a River