Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

Film Review: “First Reformed” Fails to Deliver on Environmental Themes

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance “And for destroying the destroyers of the earth…” — Revelations, 11-18 The film “First Reformed” has an interesting premise. Toller (Ethan Hawke) is the sad, solitary  pastor of a small church who is asked to help Michael (Philip Ettinger), an activist and member of his congregation, … Continue reading Film Review: “First Reformed” Fails to Deliver on Environmental Themes

Wild Foods and Connection to the Land

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance I’ve been very interested in wild foods for many years, and over the last 8 or 10 have made a more concerted effort to make them a part of my diet—with more success over the last 3 or 4 years. A few years ago an indigenous … Continue reading Wild Foods and Connection to the Land

The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

     by Sara Levavi-Eilat / vpnMentor Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just … Continue reading The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Featured image by Comunicación Sin Paredes.      by John McPhaul / Cultural Survival On August 9, 2018, the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Costa Rican National Front of Indigenous Peoples made up of members of the Cabecare, Bribri, Teribe, Ngöbe and Ngöbe Bugle Peoples gathered at the National Assembly and issued a … Continue reading Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

Featured image: Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. © Michelle McCarron      by Will Falk / Voices for Biodiversity I need to come clean. When I joined Colorado River Ecosystem v. Colorado, the first-ever federal lawsuit to seek personhood and the rights of nature for a major ecosystem, my intentions were not completely sincere. The … Continue reading How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

PURÉPECHA MUNICIPALITY NAMES THIRD COUNCIL OF ELDERS TO THEIR COMMUNAL GOVERNMENT      by El Enemigo Común / Intercontinental Cry On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government. Cherán has been practicing a traditional form of self-government for … Continue reading Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

How Women in Zimbabwe Overcame A Culture of Fear to Build A Culture of Resistance

Featured image by Getty Images       by Jenni Williams / Waging Nonviolence This text is adapted from “The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements,” edited by Lester R. Kurtz and Lee A. Smithey for Syracuse University Press. Suffering under the brutal dictatorship of the Robert Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe, a group of women rose up … Continue reading How Women in Zimbabwe Overcame A Culture of Fear to Build A Culture of Resistance

Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Featured image: Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya. Joan de la Malla, Author provided      by Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University; Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, University of Helsinki; Catherine Robinson, CSIRO; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Hayley Geyle, Charles Darwin University; Ian Leiper, Charles Darwin University; James Watson, The University of Queensland; … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

A Manifesto for a World in Crisis

THE SITUATION Our world is in crisis. Species extinction, topsoil loss, deforestation, rising seas, ocean acidification, global warming. It’s no exaggeration to say that the dominant culture is killing the planet. At the same time, societies around the world are staggeringly unjust. Neocolonialism builds up empires on the backs of indigenous peoples, sweatshop workers, unpaid … Continue reading A Manifesto for a World in Crisis