Archive for May, 2008

Cascadia Root Force will be presenting on “The History of Neo-liberalism and the Security and Prosperity Partnership (Global Elites Grand Master Plan for North America)” Thursday May 29, 3-5pm as part of the City Repair Village Building Convergence 8. The presentation will take place from 3-5 pm at the Awakenings Wellness Center. Learn more about […]

The fight against the I-69 NAFTA Superhighway is still heating up! On the night of Monday, May 19, the River City Animal Defense League protested at the houses of two men involved in the construction of I-69. The first protest targeted the house of a Gohmann Asphalt and Construction contractor Michael J Gohmann, at 7305 […]

While hundreds of protesters rallied outside the annual shareholders meeting of NW Natural in protest of the company’s plans for new liquified natural gas (LNG) pipelines, a handful of Stumptown Earth First!ers snuck into the meeting and disrupted it with stink bombs. “This action is just the beginning of what’s in store for this LNG […]

Kayapó Indians Rout Dam Advocate

On May 20, day 2 of the Xingu Encounter of indigenous people and allies opposing new dams on the Xingu River, a representative of the Brazilian electric company Electrobras was rushed by a machete-wielding group of indigenous women and men angry at his disregard for their concerns. Eletrobras representative, Paulo Fernando Vieira Souto Rezende spoke […]

The site of a 7-month indigenous blockade in resistance to the construction of a new dam in the state of Bocas del Toro, Panama was attacked by gun-toting paramilitaries supported by Colombian electric firm Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EEPPM/EPM) on the night of May 18. The blockade, established in October, had been regularly maintained by […]

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) has condemned the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues’ (PFII) rejection of calls for a moratorium on fossil fuel extraction on indigenous land. Instead of opposing the burning of fossil fuels, the PFII endorsed the practice by lending its support to carbon trading schemes. During the meeting of the PFII, […]

Rising fuel costs are wreaking havoc on commercial airlines and the US Air Force, highlighting the entire system’s dependence on cheap raw materials. The price of crude oil has doubled in the past year and the price of jet fuel has tripled in the past 10, placing unprecedented pressure on airlines of all types. “The […]

The the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) announced on May 26 that it had bombed another Royal Dutch Shell oil pipeline in the Nigerian state of Rivers. The government confirmed the destruction of a flow station, and global oil prices jumped again in response. Since 2006, MEND has been waging a […]

“In the waning hours of Sunday May 18th, dedicated community members in resistance to I-69 set up a defensive encampment high in the trees above the farmland that INDOT [the Indiana Department of Transportation] and [Indiana Governor] Mitch Daniels consider the future site of the NAFTA Superhighway.” Police immediately arrived to harass the treesitters and […]

Acting in solidarity with Mohawk warriors defending their land in the area known as “Ontario,” indigenous protesters in Toronto, Coast Salish Territory (“British Columbia”) blocked a major trade route between the US and Canada for several hours. See video here.

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