May 26, 2017

Cultures

Indigenous peoples declaration on climate change

COP17

At the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban, South Africa in December, the representatives of Indigenous Peoples from around the world made their own Declaration (full text in English below—sourced from Forest Peoples). See also the Proposal for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth made at the World People’s […]

“Uncontacted Tribes” Could Be Wiped Out by Drug Traffickers and Oil Companies

Uncontacted tribe (www.uncontactedtribes.org)

Oil companies, loggers and organised crime. What’s the difference? Gregor MacLennan reports for amazonwatch.org. More at uncontactedtribes.org. “Uncontacted Tribes” Could Be Wiped Out by Drug Traffickers and Oil Companies In Peru, less than 150 miles to the south, oil company Pluspetrol in consortium with Spanish Repsol and US company Hunt Oil is pushing ahead with […]

Aluna (2012) – the Kogis return

Aluna

In this new film, Alan Ereira returns to the Kogi of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Columbia, 20 years on from his first visit,* which opened the world to this lost pre-Columbian civilisation and its message that we (“the Younger Brothers”) are set on a course of global self-destruction. This time they lead […]

Progress? Whose progress?

Progress kills

Survival International asks the great taboo question of our time—is the industrial development model really progressive? And who does it really benefit? Find out more with SI’s special report “Progress Can Kill”. Read Edward Goldsmith’s related article Development as colonialism. And watch Wade Davis’s powerful video presentation below examining the rapid extinction of our planet’s […]

Jean Liedloff – R.I.P.

Jean Liedloff

An obituary for Jean Liedloff—former editor of The Ecologist and author of The Continuum Concept—who died on March 15th, 2011. See below for a list of Jean Liedloff’s contributions to The Ecologist. A “Living Treasure” Dies by Geralyn Gendreau “Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept, died peacefully in the pre-dawn hours on her houseboat […]

Schooling the World (2010)

Schooling the World

“Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden”. Education as the ultimate act of Western colonialism, destroying cultural diversity and spreading human monoculture—in its own image—around the globe. Interviews with Wade Davis, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, et alia. Schooling the World website. Trailer below.

Extinction of the Ethnosphere (2003)

Ethnosphere

In this video presentation Wade Davis explains how cultural diversity is undergoing an extinction rate far greater than that of biological diversity.

Letter to the Guardian

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This letter was written to John Vidal, the Guardian‘s environment editor, in response to accusations by George Monbiot in “Stealing our clothes”, published in the Guardian on 30 April 2002. The article also appears on Monbiot’s website under the title “Black shirts in green trousers”. In the article, Monbiot asserts that Edward Goldsmith “assumes that […]

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