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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

In this article, originally published on The Conversation, the authors describe how extractive industries use social engineering and counterinsurgency techniques to avoid or manage resistance. By Judith Verweijen, Lecturer, University of Sheffield, and Alexander Dunlap, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe. Yet the extraction of natural … Continue reading How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

How Corporations Work to Undermine Grassroots Resistance, and How to Stop Them

In this article Max Wilbert outlines the political and environmental need for security culture. He offers recommendations to secure  communications. By Max Wilbert For 50 days, the Protect Thacker Pass camp has stood here in the mountains of northern Nevada, on Northern Paiute territory, to defend the land against a strip mine. Lithium Americas, a … Continue reading How Corporations Work to Undermine Grassroots Resistance, and How to Stop Them

“Interesting” Times: Capitalism Kills Everything

Written By Paul Street and published in CounterPunch on February 19th 2021, this article provides seering analysis of capitalism and ongoing environmental collapse in the current politic climate. By Paul Street/CounterPunch We could stop being surprised by terrible things if we paid more attention to past and current history. We could also remember that we are … Continue reading “Interesting” Times: Capitalism Kills Everything

Car Sick Part 2

In the second part of this two part series Sarah summarizes insights into the harm caused to mother earth and offers the reader sharp analysis regarding the dominant culture and what we can do to resist. Featured image by Elisabeth Robson     Listen, I know Trump fatigue is real and people need time to recover from … Continue reading Car Sick Part 2

Car Sick Part 1

In this two part article Sarah describes her experiences of direct action, of insight into the harm caused to mother earth and offers the reader sharp analysis regarding the dominant culture. The second part will be published on the 14th February 2021 Featured image by Elisabeth Robson  My friend Tyler told me he was heading to … Continue reading Car Sick Part 1

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)

Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife

How do we fight? All together. What is resistance? Organized. Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife by Trinity La Fey “Men understood what it is to be in a war and you gotta’ be armed.  Women don’t have that knowledge.”  – Phyllis Chesler. . . . “But humour, after all, in patriarchy, is just … Continue reading Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife

Ready To Resist

In this short essay Salonika relates what resistance personally means to her. By Salonika The system is fucked-up. If you are reading this, you probably know this already. You’re here because you know how fucked-up the system is. You know that it is based on the oppression of humans, nonhumans and the entire planet. You … Continue reading Ready To Resist

Power Requires Structure, Structure Requires Discipline

By Vince Emanuele / Counterpunch “Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat an enemy without too much bloodshed and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed; war is such a … Continue reading Power Requires Structure, Structure Requires Discipline

Historical Lessons of Successful Conservation Movements

In this piece, originally published in Counterpunch, George Wuerthner examines previous successful conservation movements, and describes what we can learn from them. We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers, for, in the past, they have surrendered too much good wilderness and primeval areas which should never have … Continue reading Historical Lessons of Successful Conservation Movements