Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

After two collapses, a third Vale dam at ‘imminent risk of rupture’

Vale, the Brazilian mining company responsible for two deadly dam collapses since 2015, has another dam that’s at “imminent risk of rupture,” a government audit warns. The Xingu dam at Vale’s Alegria mine in Mariana municipality, Minas Gerais state, has been retired since 1998, but excess water in the mining waste that it’s holding back … Continue reading After two collapses, a third Vale dam at ‘imminent risk of rupture’

Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil

Brazil’s Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens has been fighting for decades against the privatization of water and for popular control over natural resources. This article originally appeared in Roarmag. Featured image: Vale open pit iron ore mine, Carajas, Para, 2009 By Caitlin Schroering Todos somos atingidos (“We are all affected”) — Common MAB saying A … Continue reading Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil

Why people are risking arrest to join old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. By David Tindall, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia The RCMP has recently been arresting protesters who had set up blockades to prevent the logging of old-growth forests on Vancouver Island. Environmentalists say the Fairy Creek watershed, near Port Renfrew, is the last old-growth area left on southern Vancouver Island, outside … Continue reading Why people are risking arrest to join old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island

The Rush For White Gold [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

by Austin Price, for Earth Island Journal SIXTEEN MILLION YEARS AGO, a volcano erupted over the Yellowstone hotspot near the present-day border of Oregon and Nevada. The blast expelled 1,000 cubic kilometers of rhyolite lava as the land collapsed into a 30-mile-long, keyhole-shaped caldera. Magma, ash, and other sediments entered the keyhole, and for the … Continue reading The Rush For White Gold [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Rivers Are Key to Restoring the World’s Biodiversity

Biodiversity is plummeting, but restoring rivers could quickly reverse this disastrous trend. This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Alessandra Korap Munduruku, Darryl Knudsen and Irikefe V. Dafe In October 2021, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in China to adopt a new post-2020 global … Continue reading Rivers Are Key to Restoring the World’s Biodiversity

Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant’s Drilling Projects in Uganda

Editor’s note: The company has already sold a handful of its onshore oil blocks over the past 10 years, citing the need to cut risk due to community unrest and continued sabotage attacks on its oil installations. These blocks had been snapped up by Nigerian indigenous operators including Seplat Petroleum, Aiteo E&P, First Hydrocarbons and … Continue reading Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant’s Drilling Projects in Uganda

Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

This article originally appeared on Mongabay. Featured image: An elephant bull strides through Kimana Sanctuary, with the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Image by Kang-Chun Cheng for Mongabay. KiliAvo Fresh Ltd seeks to establish water-intensive commercial farm that would obstruct wildlife corridor adjacent to Amboseli National Park. Majority of landowners of the former Kimana … Continue reading Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

Armed miners launch violent attacks on Yanomami in Brazil

Originally published in Survival International Featured image: Gold miners work illegally on the Yanomami’s land, Brazil, 2003. © Colin Jones/Survival Heavily armed goldminers have launched a series of attacks on the Yanomami community of Palimiú in the northern Amazon. Hutukara Yanomami Association reports that on May 16, 15 boats full of miners opened fire on … Continue reading Armed miners launch violent attacks on Yanomami in Brazil

We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Editor’s note: Large scale agriculture, especially the industrial form with its dependence on heavy machinery, highly toxic chemicals and genetically modified crops is incredibly destructive. It’s also remarkably undemocratic since it is pushed by large multinational cooperations and their exclusive institutions like the World Economic Forum and the UN. If we as humans want to … Continue reading We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Alberta women are fighting for their rights in the tradition of the suffragists

Editor’s note: Gender ideology is another form of postmodern insanity becoming a norm in this insane culture. Disguised as Human Rights, this sect-like ideology is even being embedded into the legal system of many countries. It’s also another example of how this culture, and neoliberalism specifically, destroys any form of identification (as a sex-based class … Continue reading Alberta women are fighting for their rights in the tradition of the suffragists