Archive for July, 2008

A coalition of 150 protesters from Potomac Earth First!, Students for a Democratic Society-DC and Roadblock Earth First! danced in the streets and stormed the offices of profiteers and supporters of I-69, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Plan Puebla Panama (PPP) in Washington, DC on Monday, July 28. Calling their protest […]

Budget shortfalls have led to the indefinite postponement of plans to widen several sections of I-10 in Texas, although construction is still proceeding on some portions. Plans to widen 85 miles of I-10 (from four lanes to six) between the Lousiana border and Harris County began almost 10 years ago, and work has been completed […]

MEND Strikes Again

As previously promised, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta attacked two Shell oil pipelines on July 28, as a way of rebutting charges that it had taken government money in order to leave such infrastructure alone. “In keeping with our pledge to resume pipeline attacks within the next 30 days, detonation engineers […]

July 8: Ten Ecuadorians were arrested while protesting plans for the private Hidrotambo hydroelectric dam along the Dulcepamba river in Chillanes canton, Bolivar province. The arrests came after a six-month land occupation in opposition to the dam. (Got any more info on this? Let us know! This came only from a brief mention in a […]

The 2nd Annual West Coast Convergence for Climate Action has announced plans to target the expansion of the I-5 Columbia River Crossing (a Corridor of the Future project) as part of its “Day of Action.” If you’re going to be in Portland, you should drop by! When: 1 pm on Monday August 4th, 2008. What: […]

From a communiqué posted to “In the pre-dawn hours of July 27th, some enraged Hoosiers threw rocks through the window of Chase Bank in downtown Bloomington, Indiana. This action is in solidarity with all those resisting Interstate 69, the NAFTA superhighway being built between Canada and Mexico. This small bit of sabotage comes one […]

Activists from Greenpeace shut off a tailings pond sludge pipe at an Alberta Tar Sands operation on Thursday, July 24, locking down to the valve pipe and deploying several banners calling for an end to tar sands mining. Eleven people were arrested. The protest took place at the Aurora North Tar Sands facility north of […]

If we needed another reminder that the system cannot be reformed, but instead needs to be taken down…. In a post on his blog, Glenn Switkes, the Latin America Program Director for International Rivers Network, looks at Brazil’s current energy infrastructure boom and concludes that becoming part of the government inevitably corrupts even those with […]

An oil and chemical spill caused by the collision of two ships has caused officials to close a 97-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near New Orleans, backing up major exports heading out to the Gulf of Mexico, including grain and coal. There are also three oil refineries in the region, but some are supplied […]

A truck belonging to the construction company Peter Kiewit Sons’ was torched on Tuesday, July 22 in response to the company’s involvement in widening the Sea to Sky Highway in unceded Coast Salish territory (illegally occupied by the Canadian government as “British Columbia”). The highway is being expanded to accommodate increased traffic for the 2010 […]

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