Categories Archives: Building Alternatives

Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 2)

This story was first published in Learning Earthways. By George R Price. [Part 1 of this essay can be found here.] The points in time at which various ancient human societies began to go the wrong way (whether by force from outsiders, or by bad decisions made from within) are numerous and span thousands of … Continue reading Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 2)

Indigenous mine opponents targeted in raids during state of siege in Guatemala

This story was first published in Mongabay. By Sandra Cuffe In the midst of a long conflict and recent protest over a nickel mine in El Estor, in eastern Guatemala, police have carried out more than 40 raids and 60 arrests, and the government has declared a 30-day state of emergency. Indigenous Mayan opponents to … Continue reading Indigenous mine opponents targeted in raids during state of siege in Guatemala

But… Cities?

This story first appeared in By My Solitary Hearth Editor’s note: Albuquerque is in fact too large. It is a city. It is actually the cities that are the cause of all those problems. This article mentions: “This idea that we need to set aside places for wilderness comes from the idea that humans are … Continue reading But… Cities?

Ending systems of domination: Reclaiming our bodies and politics from global trauma

The article was first published on the Radical Ecological Democracy website. on 10/24/2021. Article link. Ending systems of domination: Reclaiming our bodies and politics from global trauma By Eva Schonveld and Justin Kenrick As the sun goes down on a system that cannot save us from itself, our only option is to bring that system … Continue reading Ending systems of domination: Reclaiming our bodies and politics from global trauma

These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area

This story was first published in YES! magazine. By Deonna Anderson. On a cool morning in December, Johnella LaRose stands in a 2-acre field in east Oakland, overseeing a group of volunteers preparing a section of this land that the Sogorea Te Land Trust stewards for the arrival of a shipping container. LaRose is dressed … Continue reading These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area

Brazil farming co-op carves a sustainable path through agribusiness stronghold

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Shanna Hanbury Coopcerrado, a farmer’s cooperative of 5,000 families, won the United Nations’ Equator Prize under the category of “New Nature Economies” due to its more than two decades of work in developing a farmer-to-farmer model of mutual support for training, commercializing and setting up organic and regenerative … Continue reading Brazil farming co-op carves a sustainable path through agribusiness stronghold

Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai‘i

This article first appeared in Yes! magazine. By LIBBY LEONARD There are four things you should know,” says David Fuertes to the youths he mentors. “You should know your origins, because your ancestors have paved the way. You should know your values and connect in those values, because that’s going to drive you to make … Continue reading Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai‘i

Why do people support Capitalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. In this post I’ll explain why people say they support capitalism and then the actual reasons why people support capitalism. To end capitalism we need to understand why people support it. I’m listing the positives in the post that I don’t agree with. In future posts I’ll describe … Continue reading Why do people support Capitalism?

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND BLACK COMMUNITIES OF ALL CONTINENTS JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST THE LINE 3 PROJECT

For more information Fabio Víquez I fabio@colmenalab.com I +506 87089747 Leo Cerda I leo@blackindigenousliberation.com I +101 202 3418609 A delegation of representatives from six countries of America, representing Black and Indigenous communities and organizations belonging to the Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement (BILM) joined the Anishinaabe Nation and other Indigenous Peoples under the United States … Continue reading INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND BLACK COMMUNITIES OF ALL CONTINENTS JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST THE LINE 3 PROJECT

What are revolutions?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. George Lawson writes in Anatomies of Revolution about two common but unhelpful ways that revolutions are viewed. Either as everywhere – on the streets in the Middle East, to describe new technology, in films and also to describe political leaders. The second is that they are minor disturbances and “irrelevant … Continue reading What are revolutions?