“We are protecting our land and the life on it. We have to preserve this life for our children’s future.”
With 7,000 hectares of forests destroyed, community leaders and members have faced multiple attempts on their lives, threats and intimidation.
“The National Park model of excluding indigenous peoples and local communities is fundamentally flawed. We have witnessed countless examples of human rights abuses in conservation projects.”
A Marxist perspective on the mass Indigenous movement that is in the vanguard of the fight for climate justice in Canada
“I have taken the term ‘Indian’ as the title of the book. It is the pejorative term used against us. The whip they use to hit our faces. I have picked up the whip. I find it more appropriate than using terms that soften or diminish the oppression.”—Hugo Blanco
Neo-colonial ‘developmentalist’ forces with a green sheen are evicting and murdering people in the guise of conservation and climate change mitigation
The government’s decision to build the dam makes it abundantly clear that the struggle to defend indigenous rights and the environment must be built outside of parliament
South African activist Patrick Bond says we need to generate international solidarity for climate justice by imposing popular sanctions against Trump and US corporations.
Conservative AFL-CIO leaders support the Dakota Access pipeline, oppose the Standing Rock Sioux campaign to protect land, people and water.
Video: Democracy Now! reports from protests against pipeline that would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield
“When you are a hereditary chief leader you have responsibilities to your clan and you have to consult. They didn’t do that. Everything was a big secret up till now. At the end of the day, they are crawling into bed with Enbridge.”
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada’s near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country’s present. And Canada’s record on climate change is a crime against humanity’s future.
Berta Cáceres was a firm defender of small farmers and indigenous peoples’ rights and an inspiring social activist, both at regional and continental level, in defense of social and environmental justice, She was murdered in her home on March 3, by “unknown” gunmen.
Atilio Boron: “What has emerged in Latin American politics is more than a debate over development, growth or the environment; it is a profound controversy over the course of civilization itself.”
Opponents of the Morales government deliberately misrepresent its strong environmental track record, to advance their own political goals
The socialist imperative … Debriefing Elsipitog … The Mayan forest garden … Lifeblood … Endgame … Waking the giant … We have never been neoliberal
B.C. Chiefs react with anger and disbelief to Enbridge claim that most impacted Aboriginal groups support its Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker plan
Grabbing back … A world to build … The anthropology of utopia … We make our own history … Red skin, white masks … Dodging extinction … Plebeian power
Largest anti-fracking demo in U.S. history … Environmental justice, tar sands, and indigenous rights … Corporate land grabs in Pakistan … How international investment rules undermine agrarian justice … Climate scientists are right about how hot the planet is going to get
Work and ecological justice; Nuclear in Bolivia; Indigenous voices on Peruvian deforestation; Renewables are not enough; Carbon trading or regulation?