Categories Archives: The Solution: Resistance

Planet of the Humans & Bright Green Lies

Planet of the Humans, an outstanding documentary by Jeff Gibbs and Michael Moore, drew a lot of attention when it was originally published on YouTube for free. But a coordinated censorship campaign lead to it being taken down from YouTube where it had been viewed 8.3 million times. As Michael Moore wrote on his Facebook … Continue reading Planet of the Humans & Bright Green Lies

Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

On a late April morning in Thacker Pass, where some Paiute ancestors have been buried and some massacred, where some people want to dig out the dead to dig out lithium, I woke to a strange, wet snow that fell overnight a day before temperatures in the 70s were forecast. It seemed a bad omen. … Continue reading Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Cambodia puts its arduous titling process for Indigenous land up for review

Ethnic Kui Indigenous people have for generations mined the mountains and streams of Cambodia’s Romtom commune for their livelihoods. But those traditions shifted as Delcom, a Malaysian-owned gold-mining company, began digging up the land in the early 2010s and confronting artisanal miners with armed guards. Miners at that time said their peers had gone abroad … Continue reading Cambodia puts its arduous titling process for Indigenous land up for review

Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

In this article, originally published on The Conversation, three scientists argue that the concept of net zero which is heavily relying on carbon capture and storage technologies is a dangerous illusion. By James Dyke, Senior Lecturer in Global Systems, University of Exeter, Robert Watson, Emeritus Professor in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, and Wolfgang Knorr, Senior … Continue reading Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

Letter #16 Re-Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Power: Considering the ecological impacts we aim to reduce

In her “Letter to Greta Thunberg” series, Katie Singer explains the real ecological impacts of so many modern technologies on which the hope for a bright green (tech) future is based on. A letter to Greta Thunberg by Katie Singer Even when reality is harsh, I prefer it. I’d rather engineers say that my water could … Continue reading Letter #16 Re-Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Power: Considering the ecological impacts we aim to reduce

Bill Aimed at Killing 90% of Idaho’s Wolves Headed to Governor’s Desk

Featured image: Gray wolf. Photo courtesy of Tracy Brooks, Mission Wolf and USFWS. Contact: Andrea Zaccardi, (303) 854-7748, azaccardi@biologicaldiversity.org Original Press Release New Law Would Allow Hunters Unlimited Wolf Kills, Year-Round Trapping on Private Lands BOISE, Idaho— The Idaho House of Representatives today approved a bill allowing the state to hire private contractors to kill up … Continue reading Bill Aimed at Killing 90% of Idaho’s Wolves Headed to Governor’s Desk

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Barbara Williams The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem. … Continue reading When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

Letter #12 How we manufacture silicon: computers’ crucial ingredient not found in nature

In her “Letter to Greta Thunberg” series, Katie Singer explains the real ecological impacts of so many modern technologies on which the hope for a bright green (tech) future is based on. A letter to Greta Thunberg by Katie Singer Dear Greta, Could we discuss silicon, that substance on which our digital world depends? [1] … Continue reading Letter #12 How we manufacture silicon: computers’ crucial ingredient not found in nature

Interview with award winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Barnes

Just in time for Earth Week, WLRN’s April Neault interviewed Julia Barnes, producer of the new film Bright Green Lies, documenting the fundamental problems with ‘green’ energy. Award winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Barnes sat down with WLRN member, April Neault, on April 16th to discuss her newest documentary entitled Bright Green Lies, based on the … Continue reading Interview with award winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Barnes

‘The People Have Spoken’: Left-Wing, Indigenous-Led Party Vows to Stop Greenland Uranium Mining Project After Historic Win

While this is a great temporary success, we have to keep in mind that Greenland is a vast island and very scarcely populated. The pressure by multinational corporations to exploit the countries resources will likely increase in the near future. This article originally appeared on CommonDreams. Featured image: Members of the Inuit Ataqatigiit (AI) Party … Continue reading ‘The People Have Spoken’: Left-Wing, Indigenous-Led Party Vows to Stop Greenland Uranium Mining Project After Historic Win