Archive for October, 2008

Join Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Mountain Justice, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Southern Energy Network and others for days of action against the coal industry and its financiers, especially Bank of America and Citi. The four demands being made are: · No new coal plants […]

Three activists accused of carrying out sabotage actions for Galician independence are being tried by the Spanish government: Maria Bagaria is accused of setting fire to trucks being used to build a hydroelectric power station and is facing 3 years in prison; Giana Gomes and Ugio Caamanho are accused of using explosives to destroy an […]

A new hourlong documentary has come out on resistance to Goldcorp’s San Martin open-pit gold mine in Honduras’ Siria Valley: “No Todo Lo Que Brilla Es Oro: Una Historia de Explotación y Resistencia” (“All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Story of Exploitation and Resistance”). The first mine to be developed under Honduras’ controversial new […]

The ATM of a Chase Bank in Bloomington, IN was smashed on October 28. This is the third action in Bloomington to target the bank for its financial relationship with Gohmann Asphalt Company, which is involved in building I-69. Gohmann has been a major focus of anti-I-69 protests in recent months. I-69 is a Corridor […]

Protest Reportback: On October 23, Chicago residents picketed against I-69 at the meeting of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. According to the action report, “This annual convention brings together hundreds of major players in the infrastructure business, people who specialize in forcing overpriced megaprojects on unwilling communities. This year, a number of companies […]

In an action specifically designed to attack the system through its infrastructure, saboteurs targeted the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway in Ontario on October 13, according to an anonymous communiqué posted at “In an attempt to cause a shitload of economic damage to the infrastructure of the CP rail main-line, we cut down two telephone […]

Indigenous nations in Peru’s northern Amazon have warned Canadian oil exploration firm Talisman Energy that if it does not cease all work in the area by November 15, protesters will force it out. ‘We, as indigenous people, reject the Canadian company Talisman,” said Cesar Zuniga, president of the national organization of Peruvian Achuar. “We do […]

The federal government has cleared the state of South Carolina to move forward with plans to build I-73 from Hamlet, N.C., to the Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach area. The environmental review process took place in only 39 months, compared to the usual 50-60, indication the Federal Highway Administration‘s ongoing commitment to rush the approval of trade-related […]

Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest mining company, announced that it had temporarily suspended all work on a new metal processing plant in northern Peru, after activists threatened to invade company facilities in protest. Media reports did not make it clear who the “activists” were, but local community opposition to the project has been strong. […]

Gas pipelines owned by EnCana in Canada have been the target of sabotage twice in the past week, probably with explosives. The sabotage might be linked to intense local opposition to increasing resource extraction in the area. On the morning of Sunday October 12, EnCana workers discovered a crater in the dirt next to a […]

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