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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?

Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”

The Brazilian government is planning to open up the land of uncontacted tribes to deadly exploitation, by scrapping the emergency orders that currently protect their territories. This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Tamandua and Baita, two Piripkura men who are among the last survivors of their people. Their territory is shielded … Continue reading Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”

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

On an island scarred by tin mining, mangrove planting preserves shrimp tradition

Mining, aquaculture, plantations and other commercial activities have taken a toll on mangroves in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest extent of these important ecosystems. On the Bangka-Belitung islands off Sumatra, residents of one village are doing their part to maintain the mangroves through replanting. For the Batu Betumpang villagers, the mangroves are the source … Continue reading On an island scarred by tin mining, mangrove planting preserves shrimp tradition

Many questions, few answers, as conflict deepens between Israelis and Palestinians

Editor’s note: Politicians in the US and Europe, like German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas, keep repeating that “Israel has the right of self-defense”. Indeed we see that the horrible violence currently happening in Israel and Gaza tend to be framed by western mainstream as “Israel defending itself from terrorism” at worst, or “clashes … Continue reading Many questions, few answers, as conflict deepens between Israelis and Palestinians

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

We have no answers; we have questions. Urgent ones

This article originally appeared on Roarmag. Editor’s note: Asking questions, questions that emerge from your empathy if you care for life on the planet, and questions that emerge from your confusion if you see that so many things are going so badly wrong, is a very important, crucial step. We completely agree with the last … Continue reading We have no answers; we have questions. Urgent ones