Jane Goodall’s Chimp Rescue Mission (Video)

In 1957, 23-year-old Jane Goodall travelled on a passenger liner from her native England to Nairobi, Kenya. She had meagre savings and no university degree, but hoped to fulfill her lifelong dream of working with African animals. By luck or destiny, Goodall met famous paleontologist and anthropologist Louis Leakey, who […]

Who Speaks for the River? book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Who Speaks for the River? The Oldman River Dam and the Search for Justice.

When Robert Girvan began to research the dramatic events around the Oldman River Dam controversy and the resulting 1992 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Friends of the Oldman River Society v. Canada (Minister of Transport), he could not have foreseen how much his book would resonate, nearly two decades later, […]

A scene from the Beehive Collective's Mesoamerica Resiste poster.

The Art of Organizing

In the latest issue, I profile the Beehive Design Collective, a group of volunteer activist-artists based in Maine, and their latest project, the epic three-by-six-foot double-sided poster, Mesoamérica Resiste. The poster depicts both the projects in a major Mesoamerican development plan and the many resistance movements springing up against it.