Pope Francis and popular movements: The importance of a historical approach

Pope Francis took some strong positions on climate change and aired rational concerns with genetically modified crops in his most recent Pontificate, demonstrating a thoughtful understanding of environmental issues never witnessed before from the leader of the Catholic… Read More

BREAKING: Climate Justice Activist Locks to VGS Construction Equipment to Halt Pipeline Construction

(Essex,VT) – A climate justice organizer has locked herself to machinery at a Vermont Gas pipeline construction site in Essex, VT, calling for an end to fracking and the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure. “For almost three… Read More

ArtVoice Reviews Struggles for Justice Show at Buen Vivir Gallery

Jack Foran reviewed Orin Langelle’s current exhibit at the ¡Buen Vivir! gallery for ArtVoice, an alternative newsweekly in Buffalo. It’s a great review. Here’s an excerpt: A potpourri of his [Langelle’s] witness to the struggle photos from the 1980s… Read More

Indigenous Tupinamba Fight for Land Rights in Brazil

The Tupinamba were the first indigenous people to form a front against the Portuguese invasion in 1500 in Brazil. They are a great warrior people whose organizational structure uses tactics and strategies of war based on their worldview…. Read More

Audio – Food Chain Radio News: Africa and America

FOOD CHAIN RADIO NEWS Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist Africa and America Can we in the developed world learn from those in the developing world? Guests: Godfrey Kasozi, Center for Environment Technology and Rural Development, Uganda; and Rural… Read More

An ‘Other’ Feminism: A Review of ‘Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories’

By Charlotte María Sáenz Originally published on OtherWorldsArePossible.org Volumes have been written about the Mayan indigenous Zapatista social movement of Chiapas, Mexico since they made their first public appearance on January 1, 1994. There have been detailed histories, political… Read More

Latin America: Women in Resistance and Resilience

Our friends at UpsideDownWorld.com recently published this piece by Leny Olivera on how climate change effects women and how female activists are working to make a difference in South America. In Latin America, where “development” so often implies such… Read More

Revealed: FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents

A piece published on TheGuardian.com concluded that “Internal agency documents show for the first time how FBI agents have been closely monitoring anti-Keystone activists, in violation of guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming unduly involved in… Read More

A “Seminar” Organized by the Zapatistas Draws Over a Thousand Participants in Chiapas

Letter from Mexico: Part Two Shared with permission via Dissident Voices.    by Christy Rodgers / May 7th, 2015 While the front pages and TV news reports in Mexico are full of accounts of ghastly levels of corruption… Read More

Media Bias for Biomass Energy?

Journalist Josh Schlossberg researched six months of local newspaper coverage of biomass energy, based on a Google search of “biomass,” and found that 76% of the reporting completely ignored any and all mention of health and/or environmental impacts of… Read More