Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

In one-sided negotiations, palm oil corporation obtains Moi land for 1/7000th its economic value

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay A palm oil company has paid indigenous Moi landowners in Indonesian Papua a paltry $0.65 per hectare for land that will be worth $5,000 a hectare once cultivated, according to a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian NGO, Telepak. The report outlines similar disadvantageous deals in … Continue reading In one-sided negotiations, palm oil corporation obtains Moi land for 1/7000th its economic value

Law in India would allow corporations to obtain mining permits without indigenous consultation

By Brinda Karat, for The Hindu The proposed liberalisation of the mining and minerals sector is an assault on the rightful owners of the land and its resources. Tribal and indigenous communities across the world have been asserting their rights to the mineral wealth often found under the land they own or possess or have … Continue reading Law in India would allow corporations to obtain mining permits without indigenous consultation

Late May Report

By Ben Cutbank, Coordinator of Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin The last few months have seen Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin engaging in much planning, organizing, and participating in important events. In late March, members of DGR Wisconsin participating in the broader movement’s international members’ conference, which we helped to host in the southeastern part of Wisconsin. … Continue reading Late May Report

Guarani communities working with NGOs to protect wildlife corridor

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Last month, three Guarani communities, the local Argentine government of Misiones, and the UK-based NGO World Land Trust forged an agreement to create a nature reserve connecting three protected areas in the fractured, and almost extinct, Atlantic Forest. Dubbed the Emerald Green Corridor, the reserve protects 3,764 hectares (9,301 acres) … Continue reading Guarani communities working with NGOs to protect wildlife corridor

Oregon Board of Education bans use of American Indian school mascots

By the Associated Press Eight Oregon high schools will have to retire their Native American mascots after the Board of Education voted Thursday to prohibit them, giving the state some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on Native American mascots, nicknames and logos. The 5-1 vote followed months of passionate and emotional debate about tolerance and … Continue reading Oregon Board of Education bans use of American Indian school mascots

Settlers waging campaign of sexual terror against indigenous people in Bangladesh

By Survival An eleven-year old girl from the Chakma tribe in Bangladesh has been raped and murdered by a settler. Sujata Chakma and her younger brother were grazing cows near their village when she was attacked on 9 May. A suspect has been arrested, but local indigenous people have little faith he will be brought … Continue reading Settlers waging campaign of sexual terror against indigenous people in Bangladesh

“The Battle for Whiteclay” Film Screening, fundraiser for upcoming action (6/2)

Join Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin at the Peace Action Center on Saturday, June 2nd for a film screening of The Battle for Whiteclay and a presentation about an upcoming action in solidarity with Lakota peoples against the ongoing genocide facing Native Americans. The event will start at 5:00 PM at 1001 E. Keefe Ave. in … Continue reading “The Battle for Whiteclay” Film Screening, fundraiser for upcoming action (6/2)

May Day or Mayday?

Chris Byron // Deep Green Resistance Orlando May Day is one of the last vestiges of worker solidarity in the United States. Initially the holiday was a left-wing celebration of union organizing, and a protest against the state for executing seven innocent anarchists. Both are on the decline. Union membership in the United States has … Continue reading May Day or Mayday?

Climate change endangering Wixaritari people, as droughts become more frequent and severe

By Juan Pablo García Medina / Environment News Service For over 500 years, the Wixaritari Indians of Mexico have suffered from poverty, malnutrition and racism – today, they are also victims of global climate change. For this ancient indigenous people living in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of northwestern Mexico, droughts are growing more … Continue reading Climate change endangering Wixaritari people, as droughts become more frequent and severe

Stephanie McMillan Wins RFK Journalism Award

Stephanie McMillan wins the RFK Award for her Code Green comics and her newillustrated report on the Occupy Movement, The Beginning of the American Fall Our good friend Stephanie McMillan has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Cartoons! Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post article about Stephanie’s award: McMillan — … Continue reading Stephanie McMillan Wins RFK Journalism Award