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The Voice of the Mountain: Defending One of the Last Remaining Cloud Forests

In this interview, DGR Latin America correspondents Michael Robles and Alejandro Balentine speak to José Alfredo del Moral García who is part of  a movement called Por la Defensa de la Sierra (In Defense of the Mountain Range) in Coatepec, State of Veracruz (Mexico). Por la Defensa de la Sierra is looking to protect one … Continue reading The Voice of the Mountain: Defending One of the Last Remaining Cloud Forests

Special Alert! Take Action! SEND YOUR PHOTOS OF YELLOWSTONE’S WILD BUFFALO TO MONTANA’S GOVERNOR

Special Alert! Take Action! GOVERNOR GIANFORTE PLEASE VETO HB 318 & HB 302       SEND YOUR PHOTOS OF YELLOWSTONE’S WILD BUFFALO TO MONTANA’S GOVERNOR WITH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  PLEASE VETO HB 318 AND HB 302 PLEASE POST THIS URGENT NOTICE ON YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKSOur vote counter anticipates HB 318 and HB 302 will reach … Continue reading Special Alert! Take Action! SEND YOUR PHOTOS OF YELLOWSTONE’S WILD BUFFALO TO MONTANA’S GOVERNOR

Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam: Greenwashing contested (commentary)

This article originally appeared on Mongabay.  Editor’s note: DGR stands in strong solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. We acknowledge that they are victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which … Continue reading Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam: Greenwashing contested (commentary)

The REAL Green New Deal Project: Starting Premises And Goals

Editors note: DGR supports The REAL Green New Deal Project, which is “setting forth a realistic alternative to the commonly accepted narrative about renewable energy and sustainability. That narrative – for which the Green New Deal has become emblematic – leads us to believe that the renewable energy future will look just like the fossil fueled … Continue reading The REAL Green New Deal Project: Starting Premises And Goals

News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

News Alert: Land and water defenders are opposing the creation of a dam across the Zambezi River. They are requesting support to highlight concerns. We encourage you to comment on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) before it closes on January 25th. The Zambezi River Authority needs to capture grievances for their Responses Report for the ESIA.  You can access the ESIA here … Continue reading News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

DGR member and lawyer Will Falk explains why the legal and regulatory system is structurally incapable of defending the natural world from threats, because it was never designed to do this. His conclusion is that communities must organize around revolutionary, ecological principles to defend the land themselves. We cannot rely on government to do it … Continue reading The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

     by Diana Manzo / Intercontinental Cry  Este artículo está disponible en español aquí San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, Mexico — Twelve years ago in the verdant Ocotlán Valley of Mexico, a group of men and women of Zapotec origin watched as their crops of vegetables and flowers began to wither away. A long … Continue reading Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

On Friday, November 16 at 2 pm Pacific Time, a group will be presenting the Governor at the State Capitol in Olympia with a demand to remove the lower Snake River dams immediately. Event details: The Southern Residents need you !!!! Now more then ever. The Orca Task force’s preliminary recommendations do not include Breaching … Continue reading Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

Maasai Villagers Win a Major Victory in the East African Court of Justice in Case Against Tanzanian Government

Featured image: an eviction of Maasai in Loliondo. Photo: tourismobserver.com      by Oakland Institute Oakland, CA—On September 25, 2018, the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) awarded a major victory to four Maasai villages fighting for their rights to their land in northern Tanzania. The case revolves around violent government-led evictions of Maasai villagers in Loliondo – … Continue reading Maasai Villagers Win a Major Victory in the East African Court of Justice in Case Against Tanzanian Government

Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection

Featured image: A grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. Jim Peaco / National Park Service      by Olivia Rosane / Ecowatch A federal judge restored endangered species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park on Monday, The Huffington Post reported, putting a permanent halt to plans by Wyoming and Idaho to launch the first Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt in four decades. U.S. District … Continue reading Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection