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Support Warrior Sisters: women’s self defense

… Rapists and abusers are soldiers on the front lines of a war against women – and in a war, you don’t win by asking the other side nicely to stop. … Warrior Sisters provides both lethal and non-lethal self-defense training to women in need. Please consider making a donation. Your support will go towards … Continue reading Support Warrior Sisters: women’s self defense

Nat Turner and other rebellions

… In order to justify the last four hundred years of inhuman brutality, the dominant power structure has erased all history of resistance and attempted to cast enslaved Africans as stupid, docile, and complicit in their own domination. On the eve of the anniversary of Nat Turner’s rebellion, we must take the time to remind … Continue reading Nat Turner and other rebellions

Time is Short: Resistance Rewritten, Part II

By Lexy Garza and Rachel / Deep Green Resistance Humans are storytelling creatures, and our current strategy as a movement is a story, with a beginning, middle, and end.  We need to ask whether that story matches up with reality, and with the way social change has happened throughout history. So here’s the story as … Continue reading Time is Short: Resistance Rewritten, Part II

ELN guerrillas kidnap mining executive, demand end to mining concessions

By Jorge Barrera / APTN A Colombia guerilla group is trying to draw Ottawa into its battle with a Toronto-based mining company which is quietly trying to secure the release of one of its executives who has been held hostage since January. The Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) kidnapped Gernot Wober, 47, on Jan. 18, … Continue reading ELN guerrillas kidnap mining executive, demand end to mining concessions

State of Siege: Mining Conflict Escalates in Guatemala

By Sandra Cuffe This article was originally published by Upside Down World on May 2, 2013, and is republished here with permission from the author. With the world’s attention focused on the on-again off-again genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and his head of military intelligence in Guatemala City, there has been … Continue reading State of Siege: Mining Conflict Escalates in Guatemala

Armed indigenous community forces Petroamazonas to abandon oil project in Ecuador

By Jonathan Watts / The Guardian An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil company. The residents of Sani Isla expressed relief that a confrontation with Petroamazonas did … Continue reading Armed indigenous community forces Petroamazonas to abandon oil project in Ecuador

The moral and organizational strength of the EZLN

From Intercontinental Cry: http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-moral-and-organizational-strength-of-the-ezln/ “Next 1st of January will mark the first 18 years of the armed uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). A country that was on the threshold of modernity was surprised that thousands of insurgents, mostly indigenous, had taken up arms as a last resort, to fight for a … Continue reading The moral and organizational strength of the EZLN

Protesters in China force cancellation of industrial waste pipeline

By Shiv Malik for The Guardian Officials in eastern China have cancelled a planned industrial waste pipeline project after up to 1,000 environmental demonstrators occupied a government office, overturned cars, destroyed computers and beat police officers. The demonstration in the city of Qidong was the latest in a string of protests sparked by fears of … Continue reading Protesters in China force cancellation of industrial waste pipeline