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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naga Tribes of Myanmar Face Loss of Land and Forest Under New Law

by Robert Bociaga / Mongabay Myanmar hosts more than 100 ethnic groups with their own customary systems of land and forest management. Recent amendments to land law conflict with those systems, however, with critics warning that the new provisions may facilitate land grabbing and displacement of tribal communities. Tribal members say the changes to the […]

How a “Bunch of Badass Queer Anarchists” Are Teaming Up With Locals to Block a Pipeline Through Appalachia

by Mason Adams / Mother Jones “Life in these mountains ain’t always been easy, so people around here take a stand when they see something they don’t agree with—and I’m one of them,” says walrus-mustached Jammie Hale in his thick southwestern Virginia mountain accent. “People that grow up in places like this, seeing their environment […]