Book Review: Why opposition to the Alberta Tar Sands is central to the climate justice movement … and how this campaign is transforming activism itself
The class politics of pipeline resistance; Environmentalists must stop ignoring the needs of poor nations when combating global warming; Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate; Communal lands – Theater of operations for the counterinsurgency
Indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, oppose government plans to drive a tourism highway through their lands
Continuing the debate on extractivism in Latin America. Don Fitz says it highlights different views on what type of society we are working to build and how we plan to get there.
The debate continues: Is ‘Buen vivir’ an effective and just development alternative to mining and resource extraction industries in Latin America?
Environmentalists who oppose ‘extractivism’ on principle are oversimplifying the complex issues faced by the peoples and governments of Latin America today
The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped.
First Nations and environmentalists vow to fight proposal to pump over a million barrels of tar sands oil and bitumen a day — 33% more than Keystone — from Alberta to the Atlantic Ocean
Oil company lobbyist named chair of Energy Regulator; Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation demands resignation
“The common ground that Idle No More and the NFU share is literal; our common ground is the land.”
We know it will take a lot more to defeat Harper and the corporate agenda. But against the power of their money and weapons, we have the power of our bodies and spirits.
Ethiopia has forcibly displaced hundreds of thousands of indigenous people from their lands to make way for giant plantations
The people most affected by the plan cannot compete with Enbridge’s $250 million legal war chest.
The business press slams the lifestyles of Indigenous leaders … and lavishes sycophantic praise on the obscenely super-rich.
“Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother Earth”
Free download from C&C: Alvaro Garcia Linero’s powerful book-length response to leftist critics of the Morales government’s economic policies, including the controversial TIPNIS highway and so-called ‘extractivism.’
The claim that First Nations live off government subsidies is a racist myth. In reality, Indigenous people have been massively subsidizing Canada for a very long time.
The Defenders of the Land program, adopted in 2008, is now proposed as a powerful unifying force for the new Idle No More Movement
Despite attacks from within and abroad, Bolivia’s ‘process of change’ made important gains in 2012, and is building on its strengths to advance into a post-capitalist economic revolution.
Video: Democracy Now interviews Dr. Pamela Palmater, spokeswoman for the Idle No More movement.