Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Featured image: With support from Survival, the Guajajara are able to expose illegal logging and threats to their uncontacted neighbors in real time. © Survival      by  Sarah Shenker / Survival International “We are here,” says Olimpio, looking directly into the camera, “… Monitoring the land and protecting the uncontacted Indians and the Guajajara who live here. … Continue reading Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Book Excerpt: Spirituality and Cultural Appropriation

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Culture of Resistance” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet.  This book is now available for free online.      by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance The final difference between the alternative culture and a culture of resistance is the issue of spirituality. Remember that … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Spirituality and Cultural Appropriation

An Open Letter to the Left Regarding Silence

Featured image: Yuly Chan, a founding member of Chinatown Action Group. The smearing, harassment, no-platforming, and silencing of women who express feminist opinions about gender and prostitution is unacceptable.      by Cherry Smiley / Feminist Current I can’t remember the exact words, who said it or when, but the general message was: courage isn’t the … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Left Regarding Silence

Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

     by Laura Hobson Herlihy / Cultural Survival The Miskitu Yatama (Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka/Children of the Mother Earth) organization remained silent during last week’s violent protests in Nicaragua, ignited by the government’s April 16, 2018 approval of social security reforms. Many Miskitu people on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast claimed the Instituto Nicaragüense … Continue reading Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

Legal prostitution in Nevada: “It’s like you sign a contract to be raped”

Julie Bindel / The Guardian There is only one place in the US where brothels are legal, and that’s Nevada – a state in which prostitution has been considered a necessary service industry since the days when the place was populated solely by prospecters. There are at least 20 legal brothels in business now. Not … Continue reading Legal prostitution in Nevada: “It’s like you sign a contract to be raped”

Buffalo Activist’s Relief Fund

     by Wolfs Wands at GoFundMe March 16th, Mark Wolf and Coyote participated in a non-violent direct action to prevent trucks and trailers from accessing Yellowstone National Park’s Capture Facility.  This winter alone Yellowstone has captured and killed more than 1,000 bison.  3,600 bison remain in the wild.  After blocking road access for more than … Continue reading Buffalo Activist’s Relief Fund

India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders

Featured image: Typical Bonda house in Baunsupada village. The Bondas have always led sustainable lives in the forest, but deforestation and changes in traditional farming practices now threaten their survival. Photo: Abhijit Mohanty.       by Abhijit Mohanty / Intercontinental Cry The road to Bondaghati winds through the hills and forests of Malkangiri district, on Odisha’s southern edge. … Continue reading India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders

Dignified Resistance in Malaysia

Featured image: Blockade in Gua Musang Photo: SAM – Friends of the Earth Malaysia      by Real World Radio via Intercontinental Cry For the past two months, approximately 800 Orang Asli Indigenous Peoples have maintained blockades at several sites in Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia in defense of the environment and their customary rights … Continue reading Dignified Resistance in Malaysia

Book Excerpt: Responsibility, Morals, and Values

Editor’s note: The following is from the chapter “Culture of Resistance” of the book Deep Green Resistance: A Strategy to Save the Planet.  This book is now available for free online.      by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance The alternative culture of the ’60s offered a generalized revolt against structure, responsibility, and morals. Being a youth culture, … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Responsibility, Morals, and Values