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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

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

Protecting Mauna Kea: Pule Plus Action

Will Falk reports with clarity on what is needed in the struggle to protect Mauna Kea from the Thirty Meter Telescope project. It is critical for defenders to connect with the land and the mountain they love through prayer, but also crucial to translate that love into effective action. The environmental movement has been losing … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: Pule Plus Action

Protecting Mauna Kea: This Is A War

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Sitting outside the 10 by 20 foot makeshift tent that has served as my home for the last 34 days on Mauna Kea, I watch the tent poles shudder to the concussion of US Army howitzer cannons firing live shells at their training grounds below. When the wind blows just … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: This Is A War

Protecting Mauna Kea: Vocabulary for Haoles

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance I write these words from the floor of a warm corner of the men’s restroom at the Mauna Kea visitor center. The temperature outside is too cold for my laptop battery to take a charge and the restroom houses the only active plug, so I huddle in this corner … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: Vocabulary for Haoles

Protecting Mauna Kea: Notes From the Summit

Will Falk writes the next entry in his “Protecting Mauna Kea” series after journeying to the sacred mountain’s peak. He contrasts the natural beauty and living community of the mountain to the impositions of industrial artifacts ― multiple telescopes in place already, with the buildings and roads necessary to support them. Falk addresses the facile … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: Notes From the Summit