Notes from the Field: Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project 2020 Summer Report

by Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project Camas flowers (High Buck sale, Umatilla NF) Despite the pandemic, and the suffering and uncertainty people are facing at this time, we are seeing an even greater push from the current administration to increase ecologically destructive extractive projects on public lands (such as logging and drilling), eliminate or curtail public […]

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 […]

Multiple Construction Site Blockades and Lock Downs for the National Day of Direct Action Against the Baltic Pipeline Project in Denmark

Early on the morning of August 3, activists from across Denmark woke up early and locked down at multiple construction sites to stop construction of the Baltic Pipe, just one more of the idiotic fossil gas infrastructure projects currently being built in Europe. The Baltic pipe project wants to bring Norwegian fossil gas to Poland, […]

Germany: Hambacher Forest Weekend of Discussion, Workshops and Revolt for Animal Liberation

INTERNATIONAL CALL!! JOIN US IN THE HAMBACHER FOREST FOR A WEEKEND OF DISCUSSION, WORKSHOPS AND REVOLT FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION 24-27 SEPTEMBER 2020 After months of dystopian weirdness and unprecedented state-repression imposed on the basis of corona, borders are opening up and rage is exploding around the world. But with potentially no radical anti-speciesist gatherings in […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Forest Defenders Requested in Mattole Watershed

by Save The Mattole’s Ancient Forest On May 25, Humboldt Redwood Company filed commencement on the Rainbow Ranch timber harvest plan that threatens to fragment valuable habitat in the Mattole River watershed, all under the guise of so-called “sustainable forestry” and “restoration.” In the coming weeks, they plan to begin reopening roads that are starting […]