New Legal Campaign Aims to Protect People and Nature From Polluters’ ‘Irreparable Damage’

Editors note: DGR recognizes that governments can not give rights, they can only take them away. They serve to legitimize the rich and powerful with the laws that they make. “The legal system protects corporations from the outage of injured citizens and ensures environmental destruction. ” –Will Falk Knowing this we should still  use every … Continue reading New Legal Campaign Aims to Protect People and Nature From Polluters’ ‘Irreparable Damage’

Coal mine plans spark huge protest from India’s tribal people

Editor’s note: The industrial civilization always prioritizes access to resources over rights of indigenous people. DGR believes that those in power break laws when it suits their interest. We stand in solidarity with indigenous struggles to protect their landbase. This article originally appeared in Survival International. Hundreds of tribal villagers from India’s Hasdeo Forest begin … Continue reading Coal mine plans spark huge protest from India’s tribal people

Capitalism and reforms

This post includes sections on: can capitalism be reformed, proposed reforms, do reforms protect capitalism, why reforms won’t work, and capitalism undoes reforms that benefit ordinary people. This post is critical of reforms because they mostly protect capitalism in different ways and get in the way of building transformational mass movements. But I also do … Continue reading Capitalism and reforms

‘Momentous Win’: Years of Local Opposition Defeats PennEast Pipeline

Opponents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey cheer “cancellation of this unneeded, dangerous fracked gas pipeline.” This article originally appeared in Common Dreams By Jessica Corbett Environmental and public health advocates on Monday celebrated the demise of a proposed fracked gas pipeline across Pennsylvania and New Jersey after PennEast decided to cease development because of difficulties acquiring … Continue reading ‘Momentous Win’: Years of Local Opposition Defeats PennEast Pipeline

New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind

Editor’s note: “The strategies and tactics we choose must be part of a grander strategy. This is not the same as movement-building; taking down civilization does not require a majority or a single coherent movement. A grand strategy is necessarily diverse and decentralized, and will include many kinds of actionists. If those in power seek … Continue reading New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind

‘A Choice Point for Humanity’: Women Demand Visionary Shift at UN Climate Talks

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. “This is the time to unite together to build the healthy and just future we know is possible for each other and the Earth.” By JULIA CONLEY As world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly Thursday and amid preparations for a global climate … Continue reading ‘A Choice Point for Humanity’: Women Demand Visionary Shift at UN Climate Talks

Line 3 Resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the Country

Over the past three weeks Line 3 resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the country. Since our last weekly recap… The harm Line 3 has already caused Minnesota’s land and waters became more clear… The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that it had ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer … Continue reading Line 3 Resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the Country

WET’SUWET’EN BLOCKADES ERECTED TO STOP COASTAL GASLINK DRILLING UNDER SACRED HEADWATERS

Editor’s note: Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization. Premise Two: Traditional communities do not often voluntarily give up or sell the resources on which their communities are based until their communities have been destroyed. They also do not willingly allow their landbases to be … Continue reading WET’SUWET’EN BLOCKADES ERECTED TO STOP COASTAL GASLINK DRILLING UNDER SACRED HEADWATERS

The Colorado River Runs Again

This article originally appeared in Yes! Solutions Journalism. Featured image: Local residents and kids enjoy the recreational benefits of the flowing river resulting from the planned water releases. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAISE THE RIVER, JESÚS SALAZAR “It’s not only about wildlife, or birds and trees. It’s also about the people.” By Lourdes Medrano In late spring, Antonia Torres … Continue reading The Colorado River Runs Again

Capitalism’s cycles and waves

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post will look at the long-term cycles of the geographical centre of the capitalist economy (during capitalisms existence over the last 600 years), capitalism’s economic waves and cycles and the 10-year capitalist business cycle. There are several theories of historical cycles that relate to societies or civilisations, these are … Continue reading Capitalism’s cycles and waves

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