Categories Archives: The Solution: Resistance

Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

An ongoing blockade to protect old-growth forests in western Canada has now lasted more than a month, but blockaders hopes that a government report would help protect the Fairy Creek Valley have been dashed. Forest Defenders Hold the Barricades as the BC Government Fails to Defer Road Building and Logging into the Fairy Creek Rainforest … Continue reading Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

Nihilistic Relativism Infects The Green movement

In this article, Suzanna explains how nihilistic relativism has spread across the environmental movement. It has altered our perception of right and wrong, and prevents the environmental organizers from taking a radical stance for the natural world. This article was originally published August 26th in VT Digger. an off-the-grid farmer who lives in Walden. Nihilistic … Continue reading Nihilistic Relativism Infects The Green movement

The People’s March For Jobs

In this piece Aimee reflects on the impact of unemployment and poverty in her community, and on the political importance of union organising and grassroots resistance. By Aimee Wild On May 1st 1981, 280 men and women left Liverpool to walk to London. My father was among them. I remember missing him badly. The People’s … Continue reading The People’s March For Jobs

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

This post has been crossposted from Albert-Einstein Institute. Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed below are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. A description and historical examples of each can be found … Continue reading 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

Grassroots Forest Defenders Establish Third Blockade to Defend Vancouver Island Old Growth Forest

A third blockade has started to stop the logging of near the headwaters of Fairy Creek. To learn more about the blockade in Fairy Creek, read the media release by the organizers of the blockade, and listen to interviews with Joshua Wright here and here. Access the official Facebook page here. Two weeks into a … Continue reading Grassroots Forest Defenders Establish Third Blockade to Defend Vancouver Island Old Growth Forest

Activists Launch Old-Growth Forest Protection Blockade on Vancouver Island

Last week we ran a story on an anti-logging blockade at Fairy Creek, near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island in western Canada. Since then, the blockade has held strong and a second blockade has been established nearby, stopping further old-growth logging. A few days ago, Max Wilbert spoke with Joshua Wright, a spokesperson for the … Continue reading Activists Launch Old-Growth Forest Protection Blockade on Vancouver Island

[Media Release] Blockade To Protect The Unlogged Fairy Creek Headwaters

Forest Defenders are Occupying an Old Growth Forest to Prevent Imminent Logging in the Last Intact Watershed of the San Juan River System Victoria, B.C. 8/10/2020 An informal, grassroots collective of people from across Vancouver Island alerted to Teal Jones’s road building incursion into the headwaters of the unlogged Fairy Creek watershed are prepared to … Continue reading [Media Release] Blockade To Protect The Unlogged Fairy Creek Headwaters

How To Disappear

Disappearing can be important for people on the run from political persecution or immigration officials, from abusive relationships and stalkers, and for people involved in highly illegal political activity. This short excerpt comes from the book “Soldier of Fortune: Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found.“ How to Disappear and Never Be Found … Continue reading How To Disappear

“We’re Going to Be At This A While” — Hunger Strike Against Old-Growth Logging

This episode of The Green Flame features an interview with James Darling who is currently on the 8th day of a hunger strike against logging of old-growth forests in British Columbia, Canada (occupied First Nations territory). You can contact James at: (250) 816-4321, or at james0darling@gmail.com. In this interview, James talks about why he started … Continue reading “We’re Going to Be At This A While” — Hunger Strike Against Old-Growth Logging