Categories Archives: Indigenous Autonomy

Coal mine plans spark huge protest from India’s tribal people

Editor’s note: The industrial civilization always prioritizes access to resources over rights of indigenous people. DGR believes that those in power break laws when it suits their interest. We stand in solidarity with indigenous struggles to protect their landbase. This article originally appeared in Survival International. Hundreds of tribal villagers from India’s Hasdeo Forest begin … Continue reading Coal mine plans spark huge protest from India’s tribal people

Line 3 Resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the Country

Over the past three weeks Line 3 resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the country. Since our last weekly recap… The harm Line 3 has already caused Minnesota’s land and waters became more clear… The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that it had ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer … Continue reading Line 3 Resistance has continued in Minnesota and around the Country

WET’SUWET’EN BLOCKADES ERECTED TO STOP COASTAL GASLINK DRILLING UNDER SACRED HEADWATERS

Editor’s note: Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization. Premise Two: Traditional communities do not often voluntarily give up or sell the resources on which their communities are based until their communities have been destroyed. They also do not willingly allow their landbases to be … Continue reading WET’SUWET’EN BLOCKADES ERECTED TO STOP COASTAL GASLINK DRILLING UNDER SACRED HEADWATERS

How to give the land back

This article originally appeared in Shareable. Featured image: A Wiyot man tends a fire in preparation of a candlelight vigil remembrance ceremony. Credit: Nick Adams By Aaron Fernando It’s common to feel a deep sense of injustice for what happened in history and to hunger to create a better future by doing good work today. But … Continue reading How to give the land back

2020 Was Deadliest-Ever Year for Environmental Defenders: Report

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. Editor’s note: As it was last year and the year before that. The resistance grows stronger to late stage capitalism. The land destroyers are becoming more and more desperate as their power slips away. They may kill resistors but they can never kill the movement and in the … Continue reading 2020 Was Deadliest-Ever Year for Environmental Defenders: Report

Standing Rock is Everywhere: The Indigenous Heart of the Climate Change Fight

This article originally appeared in Resilience. Editor’s note: In order for the planet to survive, we must act in its defense. We can not rely on governments or corporations to do it. This is why Deep Green Resistance is organizing actions to confront the power structures—patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism, and civilization—largely responsible for the plunder of … Continue reading Standing Rock is Everywhere: The Indigenous Heart of the Climate Change Fight

Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

This article originally appeared in Truthout. Featured image: On September 7, 2021, Water Protectors erected multiple blockades at a major U.S.-Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota, in direct opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3. Courtesy of the  Giniw Collective. By Kelly Hayes, Truthout Amid record hurricanes, wildfires and droughts, battles are being waged over the fate … Continue reading Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

15 Insurers Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline After Grassroots Pressure

This article originally appeared in Truthout. By Mary Lovell, Truthout Every morning, I walk along the waters of the Salish Sea on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. Most days I am lucky enough to see the pink of the sunrise over Mount Rainier. This spring, millions of tiny herring eggs covered the beach, bringing with … Continue reading 15 Insurers Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline After Grassroots Pressure

Report Reveals Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Quarter of US and Canadian Emissions

Editor’s note: In these terrifying, apocalyptic times it becomes more obvious that we are all on the same boat, whether we belong to indigenous cultures or the culture of empire. It is stunning as well as sad and embarrassing that those who have suffered the most from colonialism and genocide are those who are still … Continue reading Report Reveals Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Quarter of US and Canadian Emissions

No Hope for Earth without Indigenous Liberation

‘The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth’ This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. The Red Nation THE RED DEAL Indigenous Action to Our Earth Common Notions, 2021 reviewed by Simon Butler As heat and severe weather records are broken again and again, it should be clear by now that there is no limit … Continue reading No Hope for Earth without Indigenous Liberation