Tuesday, moor-day.

Out onto the moor today. In the midst of all the busy-ness, the prospect of putting miles of moorland under my feet and acres of clear sky in my eyes gladdens my heart like the homecoming that it is, ‘though greater, when I’m out with the skylarks, the buzzards and the long grass. I’ll sing… Continue reading Tuesday, moor-day.

Roads >> Combe Haven Defenders need your pledge of assistance NOW

The Combe Haven Defenders need your help. Trees are being felled for the new road and there just aren’t enough people to stop it happening. They need more help. They are hoping to collect 1066 pledges for peaceful resistance to the road-building… As they write: Over a hundred local people have already signed a pledge… Continue reading Roads >> Combe Haven Defenders need your pledge of assistance NOW

Unis’tot’en solidarity

In case you somehow hadn’t noticed, heavy shit is afoot. Worldwide, the continued ravenous exploitation of the land proceeds apace, largely unchallenged and almost universally unchecked. The increasing thirst for resources means that our civilisation is turning to more and more desperate measures to supply the goods. One such demand is for energy – without

‘Sustaining our better angels’ by Kathy McMahon (link)

An article by Kathy McMahon from September 2011 in which she argues against the version of ‘human-ness’ that is being passed to us by the dominant society of these times. As she says: ‘It is now time for careful thinkers to propose an alternative view of what it means to be fully human. We may… Continue reading ‘Sustaining our better angels’ by Kathy McMahon (link)

Russia dumped 17 nuclear reactors and tons of nuclear waste in the Arctic over decades

Originally posted on Earth First! Newswire:
by Charles Digges / Bellona.org Enormous quantities of decommissioned Russian nuclear reactors and radioactive waste were dumped into the Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia over a course of decades, according to documents given to Norwegian officials by Russian authorities and published in Norwegian media. Bellona…

Survival International: Yanomami Indians ‘massacred’ by goldminers in Venezuela

[EDIT 10th Sept 2012 – It looks like this was a false report. We’ll probably never know why it was reported as real. Read about it at Intercontinental Cry.] This news, together with the overturning of the halting of the Belo Monte dam by a Brazilian judge, makes me sad today. This is what the… Continue reading Survival International: Yanomami Indians ‘massacred’ by goldminers in Venezuela