Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance

Lumad people set up barricades to resist resettlement

By Ahni / Intercontintental Cry Indigenous Lumad communities in South Cotabato have organized a set of blockades against an Australian-owned mining company that wants to relocate them to make way for a new copper-gold mine project. A group of journalists were invited by a local Catholic Church this past weekend to sit down with the … Continue reading Lumad people set up barricades to resist resettlement

Indigenous people converge on Ecuador’s capital to protest government mining projects

By Irene Caselli / Christian Science Monitor Six years after working to elect Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, the country’s indigenous population is now taking to the streets against the very government they helped bring to office. Hundreds of people from Ecuador’s Andean and Amazonian indigenous groups marched into Quito today, after a 14-day trek across … Continue reading Indigenous people converge on Ecuador’s capital to protest government mining projects

Brazil planning to build 30 massive dams in Amazon by 2020

By Philip Fearnside / National Institute for Research in the Amazon Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River is now under construction despite its many controversies. The Brazilian government has launched an unprecedented drive to dam the Amazon’s tributaries, and Belo Monte is the spearhead for its efforts. Brazil’s 2011-2020 energy-expansion plan calls for … Continue reading Brazil planning to build 30 massive dams in Amazon by 2020

Stephanie McMillan: Land Defense and Class Struggle: Building Alliances to Defeat Capitalism

By Stephanie McMillan Environmental destruction is the most urgent and immediate problem we face. If we don’t solve it, nothing else will matter. I would argue that it’s the principle contradiction of the current period. Through it, the common ruin of contending classes is becoming increasingly likely, but as the economic and ecological crises converge, … Continue reading Stephanie McMillan: Land Defense and Class Struggle: Building Alliances to Defeat Capitalism

American Indians in Oklahoma will be forced to protest Keystone XL pipeline from a cage

By Indigenous Environmental Network Native Americans gathering in Cushing, OK today to protest President Obama’s words of praise for the Keystone XL pipeline were forced by local authorities to hold their event in a cage erected in Memorial Park. The protestors were stunned that their community, so long mistreated, would be insulted in such an … Continue reading American Indians in Oklahoma will be forced to protest Keystone XL pipeline from a cage

DGR Great Plains Reports from Pine Ridge Reservation

Hello Friends, From February 25th-27th, Deep Green Resistance Great Plains traveled to Wounded Knee, South Dakota, located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in order to take part in the 39th Annual Liberation Day. The purpose was to commemorate and celebrate those who took part in and died in the 1973 takeover as well as those … Continue reading DGR Great Plains Reports from Pine Ridge Reservation

New Book Featuring Deep Green Resistance Authors: The (Un)OccupyMovement

A new book, compiled and edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), features contributions from Deep Green Resistance authors Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen. The book is called The (Un)Occupy Movement: Anatomy of Conscousness, Practical Solutions, Human Equality. Prose and Poetry, and you can order copies here. Excerpt from the book’s introduction: As … Continue reading New Book Featuring Deep Green Resistance Authors: The (Un)OccupyMovement

Peru considers building road through protected area, threatening thousands of indigenous people

By Survival International Peru’s largest protected area is on the verge of being invaded by a road, which threatens to destroy the lives of thousands of indigenous people. The proposed project would cut through two indigenous reserves and a national park, exposing thousands of Indians to the risks of drug trafficking, illegal logging and unwanted … Continue reading Peru considers building road through protected area, threatening thousands of indigenous people

Cultural appropriation of Navajo culture currently “in” with the fashion industry

By Guy Trebal / New York Times LESBIAN chic, Goth chic, rocker chic, Masai chic, androgynous chic, biker chic, punk chic, minimalist chic: fashion is culture’s Godzilla, devouring everything in its path. Half the time, the monster doesn’t know what it ate. Most recently it gobbled up the complex Navajo tribal culture, which then, semidigested, … Continue reading Cultural appropriation of Navajo culture currently “in” with the fashion industry