Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

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

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?

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

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

Types of Social Movements

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. Featured image: Members of Walk of the People, a 7,000-mile peace walk from California to Russia, reach New York City in 1984. Photo by Kevin James Shay. This post describes different types of social movements. These are broad classifications and generally social movements are made up from a combination … Continue reading Types of Social Movements

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]