Categories Archives: Lobbying

We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Editor’s note: Large scale agriculture, especially the industrial form with its dependence on heavy machinery, highly toxic chemicals and genetically modified crops is incredibly destructive. It’s also remarkably undemocratic since it is pushed by large multinational cooperations and their exclusive institutions like the World Economic Forum and the UN. If we as humans want to … Continue reading We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”

The Brazilian government is planning to open up the land of uncontacted tribes to deadly exploitation, by scrapping the emergency orders that currently protect their territories. This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Tamandua and Baita, two Piripkura men who are among the last survivors of their people. Their territory is shielded … Continue reading Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”

The Green Flame: Four Months at Protect Thacker Pass

The protection camp at Thacker Pass, Peehee mu’huh, has been in place for more than four months. This episode is an update starting with a new recording from May 18th, as well as audio from recent video updates recorded on-site by Max Wilbert over the past month or so. Poem “Newspeak” by Trinity La Fey. … Continue reading The Green Flame: Four Months at Protect Thacker Pass

Forest Service Halts Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park that Threatened Grizzlies, Lynx

Proposal called for 4,600 acres of clearcuts, bulldozing up to 56 miles of roads on public lands just outside of Yellowstone This article originally appeared on Counterpunch. WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA— Following a challenge by multiple conservation groups, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that it was halting a plan to clearcut more than 4,600 acres of native … Continue reading Forest Service Halts Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park that Threatened Grizzlies, Lynx

People of Red Mountain Statement of Opposition to Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Proposed Thacker Pass Open Pit Lithium Mine

In this statement, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (the People of Red Mountain), oppose the proposed Lithium open pit mines in Thacker Pass. They describe the cultural and historical significance of Thacker Pass, and also the environmental and social problems the project will bring. We, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (the People of Red Mountain) and our … Continue reading People of Red Mountain Statement of Opposition to Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Proposed Thacker Pass Open Pit Lithium Mine

Popular opposition halts a bridge project in a Philippine coral haven

The Philippine government has suspended work on a bridge that would connect the islands of Coron and Culion in the coral rich region of Palawan. Activists, Indigenous groups and marine experts say the project would threaten the rich coral biodiversity in the area as well as the historical shipwrecks that have made the area a … Continue reading Popular opposition halts a bridge project in a Philippine coral haven

A Leaking Oil Refinery on St. Croix Gives Biden His First Environmental Justice Test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island. We in DGR deeply care about social justice, so we think it is important to expect president Biden to act against structural racism by shutting down an oil … Continue reading A Leaking Oil Refinery on St. Croix Gives Biden His First Environmental Justice Test

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

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