Categories Archives: Lobbying

On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Ana Villa has fearlessly confronted agribusiness multinationals and armed groups that have tried to take over the land where rural communities and Indigenous people live in the Colombian plains. She risks her life fighting for the rights of vulnerable communities in the municipality of Cumaribo, a region that serves as the intermediate zone between the … Continue reading On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

The Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 18, 2021 Contact: Julie Teel Simmonds, Center for Biological Diversity, (619) 990-2999, jteelsimmonds@biologicaldiversity.org Sharon Lavigne, RISE St. James, (225) 206-0900, sharonclavigne@gmail.com Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org Decision Follows Lawsuit, Permit Suspension, Public Pressure WASHINGTON— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday it will … Continue reading Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation

Editor’s note: We agree that “This is a landmark victory for the local communities who have stood up and held firm for over a decade to protect the climate, the Salish Sea, and their own health and safety.” We don’t put much hope into the Paris Agreement or all the UN climate summits. The best … Continue reading Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation

Repeating mistakes: why the plan to protect the world’s wildlife falls short

Editor’s note: The plan to protect the world’s wildlife (as well as the Paris Agreement) falls short because 1) Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization (Premise one), 2) The culture as a whole and most of its members are insane. The culture is driven by a … Continue reading Repeating mistakes: why the plan to protect the world’s wildlife falls short

Unearthing the buried truth about green mining

This article originally appeared in The Ecologist. Republished under Creative Commons 4.0. Editor’s note: It’s very important to be clear about the destructiveness of mining and organize resistance against governments and cooperations. While this article is only very cautiously mentioning degrowth, scaling back, and recycling as “solutions”, we believe that societies have to reject and … Continue reading Unearthing the buried truth about green mining

Mobilising and Organising

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post will describe the differences between mobilising and organising following on from a previous post that describes Jane McAlevey’s three options for change: advocacy, mobilising and organising. McAlevey describes pure forms of these options for change, which is useful for understanding and analysis but clearly on the ground nothing … Continue reading Mobilising and Organising

Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil

Brazil’s Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens has been fighting for decades against the privatization of water and for popular control over natural resources. This article originally appeared in Roarmag. Featured image: Vale open pit iron ore mine, Carajas, Para, 2009 By Caitlin Schroering Todos somos atingidos (“We are all affected”) — Common MAB saying A … Continue reading Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil

Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Fort McDermitt, Nevada – As soon as July 29, 2021, Lithium Nevada Corporation (LNC) plans to begin removing cultural sites, artifacts, and possibly human remains belonging to the ancestors of the Paiute and Western Shoshone peoples for the proposed Thacker Pass open pit lithium mine. According to a motion for preliminary injunction filed by four environmental … Continue reading Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

The beef with Animal Rebellion and the synthetic meat revolution

Editor’s note: It’s sad and ironic how easily contemporary youth movements like Extinction Rebellion/Animal Rebellion are being coopted by neoliberal capitalism and how easily they are made to believe that big business, big tech and big agriculture can save the world. As Kim Hill points out in this article, they obviously completely lost connection to … Continue reading The beef with Animal Rebellion and the synthetic meat revolution

Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska’s Arctic

For Immediate Release, May 28, 2021 Featured image: Arctic polar bear with cubs. (Credit: USFWS) Contact: Kristen Monsell, (510) 844-7137, kmonsell@biologicaldiversity.org ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Biden administration issued a proposed rule today allowing oil companies operating in the Beaufort Sea and Western Arctic to harass polar bears and Pacific walruses when drilling or searching for oil for the next … Continue reading Biden Administration Proposes to Allow Oil Companies to Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska’s Arctic