Wild Fires Ravage Arizona’s National Forests

by Steve Horn / the guardian For residents of Tucson in southern Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado national forest are known as a hub for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor recreation. But on 5 June lightning ignited a wildfire that has grown to engulf over 118,000 acres. The fires are still […]

‘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 […]

In Mourning, in Solidarity, and in Rage

by EF!J Editors Mazzie and Raven Photo by Fibonacci Blue on Flickr As vigils are planned nationwide, we would like to acknowledge some of the additional people who have been killed by cops over the past few weeks during the protests for the murder of George Floyd. Those people are David McAtee, Chris Beaty, Italia […]

ICE Is Using Industrial Disinfectant Sprays That Cause Bleeding, Burns and Pain to Detainees

by Hunter Walker / Yahoo! News Advocacy organizations have filed complaints against Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in Florida and California, claiming that migrants being held there are suffering severe side effects from disinfectant sprays being used to combat the coronavirus. One of the complaints was sent by Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice and […]

The Rap Report: To George Floyd, AKA Big Floyd of the Legendary Screwed Up Click

by Lawrence Burney The 46-year-old unarmed Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police earlier this week once rapped with DJ Screw’s legendary Houston crew. He deserves to have the fullness of his life recognized. When we’re in the thick of the surreal, cyclical experience that is watching (voluntarily or otherwise) as a Black person […]