Categories Archives: Movement Building & Support

Struggle endures for Philippine community pitted against gold miner

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Karlston Lapniten Editor’s note: And the Struggle endures. “I do not fight fascists because I will win. I fight fascists because they are fascists.” ― Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt Australian-Canadian mining firm OceanaGold was recently granted a renewal of its permit to … Continue reading Struggle endures for Philippine community pitted against gold miner

Indigenous Papuans won their forest back from a palm oil firm, but still lack land title

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Editor’s note: The strong focus on mapping forests mentioned in this article makes one suspicious. Mapping is needed for governments to control “natural ressources” and give concessions to companies to exploit them. It was never needed for indigenous populations, so far as, since they’ve known their landbase for millenia. … Continue reading Indigenous Papuans won their forest back from a palm oil firm, but still lack land title

Political Prisoner Support for Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek

By Max Wilbert On July 24th, 2017, Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek made a public statement admitting that they had carried out multiple acts of sabotage against the then-under-construction Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Spring 2017 during the #NoDAPL #StandingRock movement. The two activists set fire to heavy machinery and used blow torches to damage … Continue reading Political Prisoner Support for Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek

Indigenous cultural revival and re-enchantment with nature: the journey of the Colombian Muysca people

This story first appeared at Rapid Transition Alliance. By Matt Rendell This story weaves the indigenous cultural revival of the Muysca people of Suba in Colombia, together with the transition to more sustainable living. It is contributed by award-winning author Matt Rendell who spoke with Muysca social activists and grew to know the community through his work as … Continue reading Indigenous cultural revival and re-enchantment with nature: the journey of the Colombian Muysca people

Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men

This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. Editor’s note: We are no Marxists, but we find it important to look at history from the perspective of the usual people, the peasants, and the poor, since liberal historians tend to follow the narrative of endless progress and neglect all the violence and injustice this “progress” was and … Continue reading Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men

Revolutionary and anti-capitalist strategy

This article originally appeared in Building a Revolutionary Movement By Adam H This post looks at if it’s possible to have a coherent strategy for the emancipatory transformation of a complex social system, 5 anti-capitalist strategies and revolutionary strategy. What does ‘emancipatory transformation of a complex social system’ mean? We currently live in a capitalist society … Continue reading Revolutionary and anti-capitalist strategy

Historical and social change

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post looks at what is social change, causes of social change, what is historical change, and theories of social and historical change. This final section of the post includes something on Marxist theories of history. I looked at theories of change at the social movement and institutional … Continue reading Historical and social change

Ayoreo appeal to Inter-American Commission to save their forest from destruction

This article originally appeared in Survival International. Featured image: The Ayoreo have previously blocked the trans-Chaco Highway to draw attention to government inaction over the destruction of their forest. © GAT/ Survival The survival of the last uncontacted tribe in South America outside the Amazon is at stake. Indigenous people living in a South American forest with one … Continue reading Ayoreo appeal to Inter-American Commission to save their forest from destruction

CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 9th-15th WEEK OF ACTION #ALLOUTFORWEDZINKWA

Original Press Release Cas Yikh of the Gidimt’en Clan are counting on supporters to go ALL OUT in a mobilization for the biggest battle yet to protect our sacred headwaters, Wedzin Kwa. We have remained steadfast in our fight for self-determination, and we are still unceded, undefeated, sovereign and victorious. In January 2019, when Gidimt’en … Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 9th-15th WEEK OF ACTION #ALLOUTFORWEDZINKWA

New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind

Editor’s note: “The strategies and tactics we choose must be part of a grander strategy. This is not the same as movement-building; taking down civilization does not require a majority or a single coherent movement. A grand strategy is necessarily diverse and decentralized, and will include many kinds of actionists. If those in power seek … Continue reading New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind