Places Archives: United States

Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

On a late April morning in Thacker Pass, where some Paiute ancestors have been buried and some massacred, where some people want to dig out the dead to dig out lithium, I woke to a strange, wet snow that fell overnight a day before temperatures in the 70s were forecast. It seemed a bad omen. … Continue reading Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Lithium: Mining Mountains of Water

In this article Rebecca Wildbear talks about how civilization is wasting our planet’s scarce water sources for mining in its desperate effort to continue this devastating way of life. By Rebecca Wildbear Nearly a third of the world lacks safe drinking water, though I have rarely been without. In a red rock canyon in Utah, … Continue reading Lithium: Mining Mountains of Water

Where We Live

Editor’s note: We are grateful to present this wonderful article by our appreciated guardian Trinity La Fey today. Original writing by DGR cadre, guardians and supporters makes the most powerful articles because it genuinely reflects our spirit, the deep empathy and love for the natural world that keeps us grassroots activists going, and gives insight … Continue reading Where We Live

Thacker Pass is Sacred

In this article, Kelli Lundin describes her experience at Thacker Pass and the culmination of her analysis that every landscape deserves sovereignty for its own sake. By Kelli Lundin I’ve always found my attempts quite taboo in trying to put my experiences into a container—such as words. How can any arrangement of words, especially mine, … Continue reading Thacker Pass is Sacred

Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this excerpt, Samir offers an outline of the rationale for the harmful development of lithium mines. In parallel we are also offered an outline of the development of the protest camp. While we are happy that a popular outlet like Vice News is writing about our campaign, we do not agree with all of … Continue reading Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

The History Of Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Upon completion of forty days of launching a protest camp in the proposed site for lithium mining in Thacker Pass, Max delves into the history of the area. Featured image: Max Wilbert By Max Wilbert/Protect Thacker Pass Forty days ago, my friend Will Falk and I launched a protest camp here at Thacker Pass. Situated … Continue reading The History Of Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Will Electric Cars Save The Planet? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this latest video from Thacker Pass, Max explains why he is protesting against lithium mining for the so called green energy. Featured image: Pygmy rabbit by Travis London The small Pygmy rabbit is Thacker pass and Thacker Pass is Pygmy rabbits. This small rabbit is a target of many predators at Thacker Pass. The … Continue reading Will Electric Cars Save The Planet? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Green Lithium Mining is a Bright Green Lie. Dispatches from Thacker Pass

Written By Max Wilbert and  originally published on January 25, 2021 in Sierra Nevada Ally. In this article Max describes the plans for an industrial scale lithium mine, the harm this will cause and why we need to protect the area for endangered species. On January 15th, my friend Will Falk and myself launched a … Continue reading Green Lithium Mining is a Bright Green Lie. Dispatches from Thacker Pass

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, originally published by Macska Moksha Press Reproduced here with permission, thank you. On Friday, January 15th, two activists drove eight hours from Eugene, Oregon, to a remote corner of public land in Nevada, where they pitched a tent in below-freezing temperatures and unfurled a … Continue reading Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada

Green Flame: Chaos in Washington D.C.

This episode, recorded January 7th 2021 is a round table discussion of the January 6th protest and riots in Washington D.C.  in the U.S. Capitol.  The hosts for this episode are Max Wilbert and Jennifer Murnan. They are joined by Saba Malik and Will Falk. The discussion starts with Will outlining his work and allegiance … Continue reading Green Flame: Chaos in Washington D.C.