Unist’ot’en 2020 Summer Work Camp

from Unistoten.camp The work of the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre has continued despite the ongoing invasion of the Yin’tah by CGL and the RCMP, and the health impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The struggle of Black communities for Black Lives during this time has both added to a shared revolutionary movement for Liberation while also […]

Kumeyaay Nation Protest Stops Construction On Border Wall

by Max Rivlin-Nadler / KPBS Just before dawn on Friday, members of the Kumeyaay Nation set out to protest the construction of a border wall atop their ancestral lands in the Laguna Mountains. The youth-led group said the government has refused to consult with them to identify possible heritage sites they say the massive construction […]

Life as an Amazon Activist: a Profile of Juma Xipaya

by Peter Speetjens / Mongabay Socio-environmental activists are an endangered species in the Brazilian Amazon, with regularly occurring assassination-style killings like those of activists Chico Mendes in 1988 and Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005 creating an ongoing climate of fear. According to human rights watchdog Global Witness, Brazil in 2017 was the world’s most dangerous […]

How Mexican Communities are Helping to Save a Fir Forest

by Agustín del Castillo / translated by Sarah Engel / Mongabay The future of an endemic tree and the ecosystem where it’s found depends, to a large extent, on stopping illegal logging and the expansion of avocado crops in southern Jalisco. The Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) is listed as an endangered species by Mexican […]

Judge Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline

by Dharna Noor / Earther In a stunning win for the environmental justice movement, a court just ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down. The U.S. District Court for Washington, DC, ruled on Monday that an important federal permit that the Army Corps of Engineers granted to the pipeline’s developer, Energy Transfer […]

‘An Attack on Indigenous People’: Mount Rushmore Trump Event Denounced as Racist, Dangerous, and Disrespectful

“We won’t be social distancing,” said the South Dakota governor. by Andrea Germanos President Donald Trump’s planned July 3 fireworks ceremony at Mount Rushmore is facing sustained criticism over its risks to public health and the environment and is being rebuked as “an attack on Indigenous people.” A crowd of 7,500 people is estimated for […]

‘They Took It Over by Force’: Corruption and Palm Oil in Sierra Leone

by Victoria Schneider SAHN, Sierra Leone — The day they came, Margaret Fascia was in her forest garden of cocoa trees, pineapple plants, palms, ferns and cassavas. Like most days of the week, she was working, looking after the crops that feed her family. But she was afraid. Word had gotten around that a foreign […]

Miners Out, COVID-19 Out: The Yanomami and Ye’kwana People of the Brazilian Amazon Launch a Global Campaign to Expel Miners From Their Territory

by Amazon Watch Indigenous leaders demand the urgent removal of 20,000 illegal gold miners from their lands to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through their villages. The disease could infect up to 40% of Yanomami communities if wildcat mining remains, threatening a new ethnocide Photo Galleries: Dario and Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami People and Territory, Mining in […]