Categories Archives: Movement Building & Support

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

Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Editor’s note: DGR supports local control of the land over settler colonial imperialism. We believe in Free Informed Prior Constent, consultation is not constent. Featured image: Screenshot from the Battle For Berrima Inc. video Hume Coal and Its Plans For A New Coal Mine In Berrima 2015 This article originally appeared in Global Voices. By Kevin … Continue reading Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. Featured image: Sámi Parliament of Norway. Photograph Source: Utilisateur:Bel Adone – Public Domain By GABRIEL KUHN On June 23, a coalition of Sámi and environmentalist activists erected a protest camp in Nussir, the projected site of a gigantic copper mine in Sápmi, the traditional homeland of the Sámi people, northern … Continue reading Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

Planned dam in Philippine national park catches flak from activists, officials

A subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation, one of the largest companies in the Philippines, has proposed a $500 million hydroelectric project that will overlap with a national park on Panay Island. Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park holds some of the central Philippines’ last stands of intact lowland rainforest, is home to endangered species including … Continue reading Planned dam in Philippine national park catches flak from activists, officials

An Ecuadoran town that survived illegal miners now faces a licensed operator

The town of La Merced de Buenos Aires, in Ecuador, gained notoriety when it was invaded by illegal miners in 2017; for almost two years, the area was plagued by violence, prostitution and drug addiction. Authorities evicted the miners in 2019, but now the land may become home to legal mining operations, which many residents … Continue reading An Ecuadoran town that survived illegal miners now faces a licensed operator

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

On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Ana Villa has fearlessly confronted agribusiness multinationals and armed groups that have tried to take over the land where rural communities and Indigenous people live in the Colombian plains. She risks her life fighting for the rights of vulnerable communities in the municipality of Cumaribo, a region that serves as the intermediate zone between the … Continue reading On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Could cute lichens and little brown bats bring real protection to Fairy Creek? [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

This article is a follow-up of yesterday’s article. Featured image from the Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page. Fairy Creek is home to a number of species at risk, and should be protected, say several scientists. At-risk species sighted in recent months include a variety of birds, little brown bats, and a lichen described as “cute” … Continue reading Could cute lichens and little brown bats bring real protection to Fairy Creek? [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

The RCMP’s War in the Woods [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

Featured image from the Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page. On August 9th, exactly one year after the first Fairy Creek blockades began, the RCMP went on a rampage that appeared to be a tyrannical temper tantrum. They bulldozed down the kitchens at HQ, destroyed the pedal bikes, stole our medical supplies, fire-fighting equipment and communications … Continue reading The RCMP’s War in the Woods [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]