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First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

Private landowner on Kaua’i legally recognizes nature’s rights      by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund HAWAII: For the first time, ecosystems and natural communities on eight acres of land on the island of Kaua’i possess legal rights to exist, thrive, regenerate, and evolve. This is the first Rights of Nature conservation easement on the Hawaiian … Continue reading First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

     by Anne Keala Kelly It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while perpetuating American amnesia. A note about Thanksgiving: Early feasts of giving thanks celebrated some notable atrocities committed against … Continue reading The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

Good news: ‘Alala releases to the wild planned

The ‘Alala, or Hawaiian crow, is on the verge of extinction, with the last sighting in the wild in 2002. A captive breeding program has been underway for decades, but the last attempted release in the 1990s was unsuccessful. The program will be trying releases again over the next five years, hoping for more success … Continue reading Good news: ‘Alala releases to the wild planned

Hawaii Supreme Court vacates Mauna Kea telescope permit

By Big Island Video News MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The permit allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope to be built and operated on Mauna Kea has been thrown out by the Hawaii Supreme Court. In the conclusion of a 58 page opinion written by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, the court vacated the lower circuit court’s … Continue reading Hawaii Supreme Court vacates Mauna Kea telescope permit

News Roundup: The Girls and the Grasses, The Colonial History of Conservation, The New McCarthyism, and more

Lierre Keith, Deep Green Resistance co-founder, recently wrote one of the most powerful articles that we have read in a long, long time. Her piece, titled The Girls and the Grasses, is like poetry. We invite you to read it here: Link: http://dgrnewsservice.org/2015/08/25/lierre-keith-the-girls-and-the-grasses/ — Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International writes about the colonial … Continue reading News Roundup: The Girls and the Grasses, The Colonial History of Conservation, The New McCarthyism, and more

Liberalism’s Game: the Failure of Settler Solidarity in Hawai’i

Editor’s Note: For further analysis of effective resistance movements, please visit the Deep Green Resistance Book, and read about our strategy: Decisive Ecological Warfare. By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance When I am in Hawai’i, I ask everyone I meet if the United States will ever voluntarily de-occupy the Islands. No one ever says yes. … Continue reading Liberalism’s Game: the Failure of Settler Solidarity in Hawai’i

June 24: Mauna Kea protectors vs cops

We’re late in sharing this, but at the end of June the DLNR attempted to escort a TMT construction crew past the peaceful protesters blockading access to Mauna Kea’s summit. The crew and their armed security were turned back by the bravery and ingenuity of the defenders as they creatively used rocks to slow and … Continue reading June 24: Mauna Kea protectors vs cops

Protecting Mauna Kea: This Is a War

So many good-hearted people want to see change in the world, with an end to environmental devastation, social injustice, and exploitation of women; but aren’t prepared to face the full difficulty of righting these wrongs. Those in power do not enforce their policies of extraction, oppression, and domination by accident or through mutual agreement with … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: This Is a War

Will Falk: Science vs. the Real World on Mauna Kea

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Many view the debate surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope’s proposed construction on Mauna Kea and Kanaka Maolis’ opposition to it as fundamentally a question of science versus culture. On the benign end, the word “science” has come to connote something close to cool and objective rationality – nothing more … Continue reading Will Falk: Science vs. the Real World on Mauna Kea

Why the Mountain

Why any mountain? Appalachian mountains, destroyed by mountaintop removal streams buried under rubble of valley fills… … who are we, humankind to remodel the flesh of this earth – – cutthroat surgeons sinfully rich reshaping mounds and curves… Tainting soil and groundwater toxic metals selenium sulphate magnesium degrading water quality of streams and rivers left … Continue reading Why the Mountain