To end the year, we would like to share our top ten read articles from 2017. Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture Sustainability is Destroying the Earth: The Green Economy vs. The Planet Bitcoin = Death Processors Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico … Continue reading DGR’s Top Ten Articles of 2017
Featured image: Protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp. Image: Michael Nigro/SIPA USA/PA Images. Labeling Native American journalists as “activists” simply because of their heritage helps to further diminish the Indigenous narrative. by Jenni Monet / openDemocracy I get approached frequently to discuss my time spent reporting from Standing Rock, the Indigenous-led movement that sought … Continue reading Indigenous Social Movements: Journalism Versus Activism in Times of Resistance
Featured image: Woodland Cree Tribe Walk protest, January 2017. By Joel Angel Juarez/Zuma Press/PA Images. Indigenous nations have emerged as vocal defenders of land and water, but state surveillance of these groups is disproportionate, and speaks of the broad criminalisation of Indigenous peoples. by Lex Gill and Cara Zwibel / openDemocracy Researchers and journalists … Continue reading Why Does Canada Spy on its Own Indigenous Communities?
Featured image: Water Protectors from the Raccoon Rebellion-Arkansas Chapter conduct a safety lock-out/tag-out of a Main Operating Valve on the Diamond Pipeline as a Christmas gift to the Natural State. Editor’s note: This news illustrates how simple, relatively safe, and cost-effective small actions can be. They simply put locks on a pipeline valve control box. … Continue reading Raccoon Rebellion Strikes Diamond Pipeline on Christmas
Time is Short: Towards a Revolution December 20, 2017 Deep Green Resistance News Service by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance According to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in July, the planet is in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event. Strikingly, the scientists who wrote the article call … Continue reading Time is Short: Towards a Revolution
Suit Seeks Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Prevent Extinction of Vaquita by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration today for failing to respond to their emergency request to ban certain seafood imports from Mexico’s Gulf of California in order to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises
Featured image: The Guarani continue fighting for their land rights despite continuous attacks. © Fiona Watson/Survival International by Survival International Ten years ago the Brazilian government signed a landmark agreement with the Guarani tribe, which obliged it to identify all their ancestral lands. The core objective of the agreement, which was drawn up by the … Continue reading Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises
Featured image: The American Chestnut giants were known as the sequoias of the east. Genetic engineering is no gift to future generaltions and will be the death knell of delicate and essential biodiveristy on which all life on Mother Earth depends. by BJ McManama, Anne Petermann and Ruddy Turnstone / Intercontinental Cry “Chestnuts roasting on an open … Continue reading Violating the Sacred: GMO Chestnuts for the Holidays?
by Derrick Jensen When I’m on the road, I always carry a baseball bat in the back of my truck to use each time I see a snake. If the snake is sunning herself, I stop the truck and use the bat to shoo her to safety. Sometimes, if the snake is especially … Continue reading Transfixed by the Headlights of the Hurtling Machine
Private landowner on Kaua’i legally recognizes nature’s rights by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund HAWAII: For the first time, ecosystems and natural communities on eight acres of land on the island of Kaua’i possess legal rights to exist, thrive, regenerate, and evolve. This is the first Rights of Nature conservation easement on the Hawaiian … Continue reading First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii