Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance » Movement Building & Support

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]

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

Is Colombia’s Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources?

Corporations, not wildlife, stand to benefit from the emptied lands. Featured image: Protests in Cali against Duque’s and Carrasquilla’s tax reforms Photo by Remux under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence By Justin Podur Colombia witnessed a series of mass protests at the end of April following a call for a national strike. Still ongoing, the protests have … Continue reading Is Colombia’s Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources?

The Green Flame: Four Months at Protect Thacker Pass

The protection camp at Thacker Pass, Peehee mu’huh, has been in place for more than four months. This episode is an update starting with a new recording from May 18th, as well as audio from recent video updates recorded on-site by Max Wilbert over the past month or so. Poem “Newspeak” by Trinity La Fey. … Continue reading The Green Flame: Four Months at Protect Thacker Pass

Forest Service Halts Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park that Threatened Grizzlies, Lynx

Proposal called for 4,600 acres of clearcuts, bulldozing up to 56 miles of roads on public lands just outside of Yellowstone This article originally appeared on Counterpunch. WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA— Following a challenge by multiple conservation groups, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that it was halting a plan to clearcut more than 4,600 acres of native … Continue reading Forest Service Halts Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park that Threatened Grizzlies, Lynx

People of Red Mountain Statement of Opposition to Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Proposed Thacker Pass Open Pit Lithium Mine

In this statement, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (the People of Red Mountain), oppose the proposed Lithium open pit mines in Thacker Pass. They describe the cultural and historical significance of Thacker Pass, and also the environmental and social problems the project will bring. We, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (the People of Red Mountain) and our … Continue reading People of Red Mountain Statement of Opposition to Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Proposed Thacker Pass Open Pit Lithium Mine

Popular opposition halts a bridge project in a Philippine coral haven

The Philippine government has suspended work on a bridge that would connect the islands of Coron and Culion in the coral rich region of Palawan. Activists, Indigenous groups and marine experts say the project would threaten the rich coral biodiversity in the area as well as the historical shipwrecks that have made the area a … Continue reading Popular opposition halts a bridge project in a Philippine coral haven

A Leaking Oil Refinery on St. Croix Gives Biden His First Environmental Justice Test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island. We in DGR deeply care about social justice, so we think it is important to expect president Biden to act against structural racism by shutting down an oil … Continue reading A Leaking Oil Refinery on St. Croix Gives Biden His First Environmental Justice Test