Call for Solidarity After Paramilitaries Burn Zapatista Coffee Harvest in Chiapas

Building with Zapatista murals in Amador Hernandez. Photo: Langelle Note: Global Justice Ecology Project has always stood in solidarity with the Zapatista autonomous communities in and around the Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico.  In 1996 GJEP co-founder Orin… Read More

Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

(Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples demand demarcation of their territories to give them legal rights over the land. Photo: courtesy Amazon Watch) Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil As people across… Read More

19 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

JESSE JACKSON: ‘THE GATED COMMUNITY DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM THE PANDEMIC’ (18 MAY 2020) The Guardian: The Rev Jesse Jackson was born in the racially segregated south when Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House and war raged in… Read More

14 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

US-MEXICO BORDER FACTORIES PRESSURED TO STAY OPEN DESPITE COVID-19 RISK (14 MAY 2020) The Guardian: When the coronavirus pandemic reached the Mexican border city of Mexicali, operations at first continued as normal at the US-owned factory where Sergio… Read More

Earth Minute: Wampanoag Resistance, Past & Present

Photo: By John Phelan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23285330 Earth Minute 5/13/20 Mashpee Wamanoag Update The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod, is one of two remaining federally recognized tribes of Wampanoag people in Massachusetts. There were 69 tribes when English colonists… Read More

11 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020) Truthout: In early April, as much of the East Coast continued to sink into COVID-19 crisis mode, a heavy storm dumped… Read More

Earth Watch: Klee Benally On Indigenous Mutual Aid

Photo Courtesy of Klee Benally Klee is a Diné musician, traditional dancer, artist, filmmaker, & Indigenous anarchist. Klee is originally from Black Mesa and has worked nearly all of his life at the front lines in struggles to… Read More

8 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CLIMATE CHANGE: COULD THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS SPUR A GREEN RECOVERY? (6 MAY 2020) BBC: The Covid-19 lockdown has cut climate change emissions – for now. But some governments want to go further by harnessing their economic recovery plans… Read More

Immediate Action Needed to Save Brazil’s Amazon From Genocide

Photo courtesy of Earth Watch ‘We are on the eve of a genocide’: Brazil urged to save Amazon tribes from Covid-19 The Guardian 3 May 2020 Tom Phillips Brazil’s leaders must take immediate action to save the country’s… Read More

Rising Deforestation Threatens Brazil’s Amazon

Log pile at a Veracel eucalyptus plantation in Bahia, Brazil  Photo: Petermann As deforestation surges, Brazil moves to weaken indigenous and environmental safeguards Unearthed 29 April 2020 Lucy Jordan & Ana Terra Athayde With attention focused on the… Read More