Froxán Commons: Help Defend one of Europe’s First Legally Recognized Commons Communities

By Hannibal Rhodes Via   Nestled in Galicia’s fertile hills, the commons community of Froxán is engaged in a struggle to protect its territory and history from Spanish miner Sacyr’s plans to re-open the San Finx tungsten mine…. Read More

Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated in Rio

Excerpted from Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was fatally shot while in her car by unknown assailants.   Prominent Brazilian human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday. Part of a generation of young Black Brazilians who are becoming increasingly… Read More

Authoritarian Elitism and Popular Movements in Brazil

By Wendy Wolford, Sérgio Sauer   Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less.   Brazilian history is… Read More

Urgent Appeal: Human Rights Defenders, Political Dissenters Tagged in Duterte’s Terror List

In a new crackdown on advocates for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Philippines President Duterte, already notorious for his violent repression of dissent, is targeting many organizers, some of whom are involved in GJEP-allied organizations. Please take a… Read More

After Suzano pulp mill protest, women in Brazil occupy the company’s land in Bahia

Women workers report environmental impacts caused by eucalyptus monoculture and the water crisis in the region By MST Communication Group in Bahia Photos: MST Communication Translated with Google Translate. See original article in Portuguese here. The National Day… Read More

International Women’s Day Action in Brazil: Women from MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) Occupy Suzano Against GE Trees

Women denounce loss of water, impacts from toxic agrochemical spraying and monoculture timber plantations, and future use of GE trees   By MST Communication Group in Bahia Via Photos: MST Communication   Note: In 2015, the Brazilian… Read More

After Thousands of years, Western Science Finally Catching up to Traditional Knowledge

A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons, “firehawks,” intentionally carrying burning sticks to spread fire: It is just one example of western science catching up to Indigenous Traditional Knowledge. James Padolsey/Unsplash George Nicholas,… Read More

Indigenous Communities Urge Governments to Support their Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives

Via Global Forest Coalition   Indigenous communities’ own conservation practices are vital to biodiversity conservation, said two new reports [1] launched by communities in Kenya [2] and Ghana [3]. These are part of a series of reports from… Read More

‘Black Panther’ Film Reminder of Real Life Black Panther Party, Jailed Activists

Screengrab via   The movie Black Panther has become a historic box office success and a cultural milestone shortly after its release on Feb. 16, telling the story of a super powered African king. Its three-day gross… Read More

Berta Didn’t Die, She Multiplied: Two Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres’ Assassination

March 2 marks the 2nd year anniversary of the brutal assassination of Berta Cáceres, co-founder and leader of the Council of Popular Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). In coming weeks, people around the world will respond to COPINH’s call for… Read More