Category: Resources

Vandana Shiva: Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

For more than a century, a poison cartel has experimented with and developed chemicals to kill people, first in Hitler’s concentration camps and the war, later by selling these chemicals as inputs for industrial agriculture. In a little over half a century, small farmers have been uprooted everywhere, by design, further expanding the toxic fields Read more…

Libby Lunstrum: Marketing Wildlife

There are similarly devastating impacts of markets, including not only worsening economic meltdowns (e.g. 1998, 2000-01, 2008) but also the ideology now known as the financialization of nature, which is based on the view that a market problem, like the threat of extinction posed by poachers, can be treated best with a market solution

Jeremy Brecher: Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor

As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline. By this summer nearly 200 tribes around the country had passed resolutions opposing the pipeline and many hundreds of their members joined nonviolent direct action Read more…

Kyle Powys Whyte: Why the Native American pipeline resistance in North Dakota is about climate justice

The protection of sacred sites and worries over contaminated water supplies are simultaneously concerns about climate justice and its relation to U.S. colonialism

Rebecca Solnit: Standing Rock Protests: This is Only the Beginning

What’s happening at Standing Rock is extraordinary and possibly transformative for native rights, Sioux history, and the intersection of the climate movement with indigenous communities

Nick Engelfried: How #NoDAPL united a movement for indigenous rights

In the wake of Keystone XL’s rejection last November, Dakota Access has replaced Keystone XL as perhaps the most high-profile pipeline fight in the United States

Jim Gray: Standing Rock: The Biggest Story That No One’s Covering

These activists in North Dakota are speaking in a language that is larger than the Indian community itself

Joshua Frank: Frack, Rattle and Roll: Drilling into Oklahoma’s Earthquake Epidemic

The fight to end fracking, or at least relocate these earthquake-inducing disposal wells away from fault zones, is going to be an uphill battle.

Juan Cole: Top 5 Ways Green Energy is already Helping American Workers

As we celebrate American workers (I prefer to honor workers today rather than the abstract “labor”), let’s remember where their future lies. And that is, in part, in the renewable energy sector. “Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth” The rapid growth of wind, solar and other renewables in the United Read more…

Paul Street: Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa

Direct citizen action in defiance of corporate-rigged law and “regulation” is required to save our water, land, and livable ecology

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