Archive for February, 2008

Upcoming Days of Action

March 14: International Day of Action For Rivers. Join people around the world in taking action against dams and for wild, free rivers! For action ideas and resources, click here. April 1: Fossil Fools’ Day. The International Rising Tide network and its allies are calling for a day of action against the fossil fuel industry […]

Come see Root Force at the Local To Global Justice Teach In in Tempe, AZ (ASU Campus) on Sunday, March 2. The presentation will be at 11:30 a.m. in room Farmer 226.

If you live in Texas, you may still have an opportunity to attend a public meeting and comment against the Trans-Texas Corridor (check the meeting schedule here). Even if you do not live in Texas, you can (and should) submit a comment using this email form! The Trans-Texas corridor is part of a massive plan […]

On Feb. 18, Everglades Earth First! blockaded construction of a power plant in south Florida. Supported by 200 protesters, a dozen people locked down, halting construction for six hours until police arrested 27 people. The West County Energy Center (WCEC) site, which sits a mere 1,000 feet from the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, is slated […]

US Energy Shortage in 5 Years?

Speaking at a Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) conference, the head of one of the biggest power companies in the US warned that without the construction of new coal plants, the country will face energy shortages within 5 years. Michael Morris, CEO of American Electric Power, warned that if no new coal plants are built, […]

President Lula da Silva has called for Brazil to increase its debt as a way to spur “economic growth,” saying specifically that loans should be used to fund infrastructure projects such as dams, railroads and telecommunications. It’s good to keep in mind that even “leftist” governments often support the same infrastructure expansion as the US […]

Indigneous Wixáritari (Huichol) from the community of Tuapurie de Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, Jalisco, Mexico, have set up blockades and called for support to prevent the construction of a road through their territory. The purpose of the road would be to connect the city of Huejuquilla el Alto with the city of Amatitán, in a region […]

Resistance to Central American Dams

According to a report by the Conservation Strategy Fund, a total of 406 dams are planned for construction in Mesoamerica, to generate a total of 16,000 MW of electricity. These dams will form part of the electrical interconnection grid called for in the Plan Puebla Panamá (PPP). Partial funding for these projects will come from […]

On February 7, members of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to La Parota Dam (CECOP) and representatives of other Mexican indigenous groups met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbor. A CECOP representative told Arbor about the history of resistance to the government’s plans for La Parota dam. He then asked […]

Get to Know Our New Site!

Welcome to the revised and overhauled Root Force web site! If you were familiar with the old site, here’s a quick guide to the biggest changes: • This section! Check back every Monday for new posts on anti-infrastructure news and analysis in The Lowdown: News from the Anti-Infrastructure Movement. • The “What is Root Force” […]

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