Do indigenous peoples benefit from ‘development’?

by Stephen Corry What’s “development” for? That may be straightforward to people who don’t have water or food, or sewerage in urban areas (faecal contamination is the biggest, easily preventable, manmade killer). But, although millions still lack such basics, they form only a tiny part of what passes for development these days. The duplicity of … Continue reading Do indigenous peoples benefit from ‘development’?

Power lines a major risk for migratory birds

By Pierre-Henry Deshayes When flamingos, storks, pelicans and other migratory birds undertake their long seasonal flights, they risk their lives winging their way through the endless power grids that cover the world. There are some 70 million kilometres (43 million miles) of power lines on the planet. In Africa and Eurasia alone, tens of millions … Continue reading Power lines a major risk for migratory birds

U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded

ROME — The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet’s land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world’s growing population is to be fed. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization … Continue reading U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded

How fracking affects a community in Pennsylvania

As controversial drilling for shale gas continues in Lancashire, Peter Marshall travels to the United States to see first hand how life has changed for people who have spent years living with fracking. Bradford County, Pennsylvania, is one of the most fracked places on the planet. Its gas-rush, which began in earnest in 2008, has … Continue reading How fracking affects a community in Pennsylvania

Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning, from LAPOCC

The following is from the Liberate Austin People of Color Collective. You can click over to their original post right here, if you’d like.  It includes a statement from the LAPOCC, an article by two indigenous activists, and some links to further essays. LAPOCC is still getting their site together, so there’s not much else … Continue reading Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning, from LAPOCC

Edible & Medicinal Plant Resources

On Saturday, 11/19, DGR Austin hosted our first Edible & Medicinal Plant Nature Walk. Our local experts Eric and Chris took thirty people (!!) on a walk in the woods, where we learned about how to identify and use a bunch of plants. Leaves to heal a cut, berries that one should not eat, a … Continue reading Edible & Medicinal Plant Resources

DGR’s comments at the Department of State public hearing on the Keystone XL, 9/28

I am with Deep Green Resistance, also known as DGR. My message is for everyone here. I implore the Department of State to stop the KeystoneXL. Exploiting the tar sands would further the global climate disaster. If you refuse to protect our home, then it’s time for the people to start fighting back effectively. Tim … Continue reading DGR’s comments at the Department of State public hearing on the Keystone XL, 9/28

Earth At Risk 2011: Arundhati Roy, Derrick Jensen & more

November 13th, 2011 | Berkeley, CA A rare occurrence of Arundhati Roy speaking in person in the United States. Derrick Jensen has been called “the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement.” During this day-long event, Derrick interviewed six people who each hold an impassioned critique of this culture and offered ideas on what can be done … Continue reading Earth At Risk 2011: Arundhati Roy, Derrick Jensen & more

Support “Stop The Flows”

Support Radical Media Stop the Flows is the latest project from our friend Frank Lopez at Submedia.tv. “Over the next five years I will document resistance movements that are working towards stopping the flows of hydro carbons, mineral extraction, natural resources and capital, through grassroots and underground organizing. I will publish the dispatches as I … Continue reading Support “Stop The Flows”

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