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Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. By JULIA CONLEY “Not a single drop of oil is going to come out of the Amazon until the government takes care of us,” said campaigners. Demanding stronger social and environmental support in northern Peru’s Loreto region, about 200 Indigenous protesters on Wednesday announced a strike two days … Continue reading Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline

Revolutionary Organizing with Ahjamu Umi

Ahjamu Umi is a revolutionary organizer/activist, adviser, and liberation literature author. He is vastly concerned about the current state and future of this planet. Ahjamu has worked with the All African People’s Revolutionary Party for decades. His latest book, a manual of revolutionary community defense, is titled “A Guide for Defense Against White Supremacist and … Continue reading Revolutionary Organizing with Ahjamu Umi

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

This piece was anonymously authored by a former cop from California and originally published on June 6th, 2020 in response to recent police violence. Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop By Anonymous / Medium I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were. This essay has been … Continue reading Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

Equipment for Scouting and Action

Rage and violence are exploding in the streets of the United States. Eleven people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands arrested over the last week. Police are running wild, attacking and injuring non-violent protesters, journalists, and bystanders in their rush to protect private property. A revolt on this scale has not seen since the … Continue reading Equipment for Scouting and Action

George Floyd’s Murder: An Act Of White Supremacy

The United States is built on a foundation of slavery and indigenous land theft. Racism is deep in the bones of this country. Where there is oppression, there is resistance: the ongoing Minneapolis rebellion against the white supremacist state and police murder has spilled out across the U.S. Deep Green Resistance stands in solidarity with … Continue reading George Floyd’s Murder: An Act Of White Supremacy

Rebellion Against White Supremacy

Featured image: on the evening of May 28th, protesters stormed the 3rd Police Precinct Building in Minneapolis and set it aflame. This week has seen a series of uprisings in major cities across the United States, touched off by yet another execution carried out in the streets by the racist police forces. This time, the … Continue reading Rebellion Against White Supremacy

The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

Afeni Shakur is best known as the mother of the hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. What is less well known is that she was a member of the Harlem chapter of the Black Panther Party, a dedicated revolutionary who served time in jail for her political activities. Freedom Archives says her work “shaped the political discourse … Continue reading The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

Media, #MeToo Silent on Widespread Sexual Assault of Detained Immigrants

     by Eric London / World Socialist Web Site Lost among the wall-to-wall press coverage of allegations of Russian interference in US politics is a recent revelation that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) received 1,310 reports of rape and sexual assault of immigrant detainees by ICE officials between 2013 and 2017 alone. On July … Continue reading Media, #MeToo Silent on Widespread Sexual Assault of Detained Immigrants

City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Featured image: Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Photo: Mídia Ninja/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0      by Fernanda Canofre / Global Voices Less than two hours before she was murdered on the evening of March 14, Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco was speaking at a roundtable of black … Continue reading City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

The Freeze and Thaw

Featured image: Police cam video of Daniel Shaver (pictured at right with his daughters) just before being killed by Mesa, Arizona Police Department officer Philip Brailsford.  Brailsford was acquitted of second-degree murder in the case.      by Pray for Calamity Cold air bites at the tip of my nose and the upper rim of my … Continue reading The Freeze and Thaw