Tags Archives: Schools

Strangely Like Gulag

By Suprabha Seshan / Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools A slightly different version of this piece first appeared in Local Futures: Economics of Happiness.  Thanks to all for their permission and assistance in republishing. We were not meant for this. We were meant to live and love and play and work and even hate more simply … Continue reading Strangely Like Gulag

Cultural Genocide, Language Revitalization, and the International Campaign Against Occidental Petroleum

By Jake Ling / Intercontinental Cry This is the third installment of “The Guardians of Mother Earth,” an exclusive four-part series by Intercontinental Cry examining the Indigenous U’wa struggle for peace in Colombia. Featured image: U’wa children are now taught their native language in the resguardo’s bilingual schools, as well as lessons in Natural Law: how … Continue reading Cultural Genocide, Language Revitalization, and the International Campaign Against Occidental Petroleum

Re-learning the Land: A Story of Red Crow College

By Intercontinental Cry   RE-LEARNING THE LAND is the story of a Blackfoot community in southern Alberta, Canada, and how they have re-taken control of their education system within Red Crow Community College. The film traces the decolonization of their learning and the development of an innovative program, Kainai Studies, within Red Crow College, the … Continue reading Re-learning the Land: A Story of Red Crow College

Derrick Jensen: Liberals and the New McCarthyism

By Derrick Jensen / Counterpunch It’s easy enough, some sixty years after the fact, for us to cluck our tongues at the cowardice and stupidity of those who went along with McCarthyism. It’s especially easy for liberals and academics to say that had they been alive back then, they would certainly have had the courage … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Liberals and the New McCarthyism

DIY Resistance: Post-Modern Robin Hoods

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance For the last year, it goes like this: My phone rings precisely at 6:30 AM. I groan in bed and reach towards the shelf holding my phone. By the time I locate my phone, I’ve missed the … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Post-Modern Robin Hoods

Practice First, Then Theory: The Zapatista Little School

The first night of my homestay during the Zapatista Little School, my guardian and her husband asked if their students had any questions.  My classmate and I both had experience working with the Zapatistas, so we politely limited ourselves to the safe questions that are generally acceptable when visiting rebel territory: questions about livestock, crops, … Continue reading Practice First, Then Theory: The Zapatista Little School

Beautiful Justice: This Culture Killed Amanda Todd

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin “Hello! I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story.” These were the words written on the first two flashcards that 15-year old Amanda Todd shows viewers in the silent video she created about two months before she recently committed suicide to escape social torture. Anti-bullying … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: This Culture Killed Amanda Todd

The Corporate Rot Eats Away at Wisconsin

from The Progressive The corporate coup d’etat in Wisconsin is harder to ignore since June 5 when Scott Walker was deemed winner of the recall election. The veil is being lifted on the identities of the people who have their hands on the levers of power in the state and the economic interests they represent. Gogebic … Continue reading The Corporate Rot Eats Away at Wisconsin

Oregon Board of Education bans use of American Indian school mascots

By the Associated Press Eight Oregon high schools will have to retire their Native American mascots after the Board of Education voted Thursday to prohibit them, giving the state some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on Native American mascots, nicknames and logos. The 5-1 vote followed months of passionate and emotional debate about tolerance and … Continue reading Oregon Board of Education bans use of American Indian school mascots

United Nations calls for the US to return stolen land to American Indian peoples

A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination. James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes. ... Continue reading →