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 […]

Solidarity with the People in the Streets of Portland

from CrimethInc. Against the Federal Occupation and the Police On Thursday, both Donald Trump and his white nationalist and nativist advisor Stephen Miller announced that they will begin deploying armed officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the streets of cities that have seen large-scale protests—specifically, cities governed by Democrats. According to The Daily […]

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 […]

July 13: Remembering Willem Van Spronsen

It feels impossible that only one year has passed since Willem Van Spronsen’s action at the Tacoma ICE detention center, and at the same time we can’t believe it’s already July again. As we began working on our Fall issue last August, Willem’s final words and actions were fresh on our minds. It felt as […]

George Floyd Uprisings: Anatomy of a Counterinsurgency

by Martin Schoots-McAlpine / MR Online Introduction On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly spread across the […]

Siberian Heat Drives Arctic Ice Extent to Record Low for Early July

by Gloria Dickie / Mongabay The record-setting heat wave that swept through Arctic Siberia in June has yielded a wide-range of deleterious effects in the expansive polar and sub-polar region, triggering raging wildfires, thawing permafrost, and now, spurring the rapid melt-out of Arctic sea ice. Last month, Siberian temperatures spiked, reaching a record average more […]

Mali Anti-Government Protest Escalates and Occupies National Broadcaster

from AMW English A large anti-government demonstration in Mali has turned into a total uprising against the state. Protesters tried to occupy the national assembly, two major bridges, and successfully shut down national broadcasting in the country. The protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keit is the third such demonstration in two months – significantly escalating […]

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 […]

Duke Energy, Dominion Abandon the $8 Billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

by John Downey / Charlotte Business Journal The $8 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead. Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. are canceling the project because of continuing court delays likely to drive the price tag higher. That would threaten the economic viability of the project, they say. Bound up in the cancellation […]