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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

Indigenous authorities in Brazil detain three Belo Monte dam engineers

By Amazon Watch Three engineers employed by Norte Energia, S.A (NESA), the company building the Belo Monte Dam on Brazil’s Xingu river, were detained Tuesday by Juruna and Arara tribal authorities in the remote village of Muratu after the company failed to live up to promised mitigation measures aimed at reducing the dam’s devastating impacts … Continue reading Indigenous authorities in Brazil detain three Belo Monte dam engineers

Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy

By Chris Hedges, for TruthDig Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy

Film Review: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Based in 1920’s British-occupied Ireland, this film is the absolute best I’ve seen in terms of what a serious, militant resistance movement might look like. It follows a chapter of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) as they recruit, build, and train an armed resistance movement to force the … Continue reading Film Review: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

By Maurice Garland / The Loop 21 Nowadays the words “Stand Your Ground” have almost become synonymous with “no fair” and “unjust,” due mostly to the non-arrest of George Zimmerman the night he shot Trayvon Martin and that law that protected him up until just last week. But the cases of John McNeil and now Marissa Alexander have highlighted … Continue reading Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

Wounaan people of Panama attacked, two killed, while defending endangered Cocobolo trees

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry Two people have died and three others are injured following a confrontation between indigenous peoples and loggers of an endangered tree in Panama. The conflict began began on March 30, when a group of Wounaan attempted to burn logging equipment that was being used by a group of loggers working … Continue reading Wounaan people of Panama attacked, two killed, while defending endangered Cocobolo trees

Cultures of Resistance

The book Deep Green Resistance studies the American Civil Rights Movement, the British Women’s Social and Political Union, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. All these “cultures of resistance” provide loyal support for their members, so they may do the difficult work of demanding social and political change. I’ve looked into … Continue reading Cultures of Resistance