Archive for July, 2012

From The Dominion: Hemispheric Resistance to Canadian Mining Day of Action organizers speak out about repression, connections, solidarity by Sandra Cuffe VANCOUVER—From Canada to Argentina, preparations are well underway for the Continental Day of Action Against Canadian Mega Resource Extraction on August 1. Dozens of organizations have signed a call for the day of protest […]

Burlington, VT riot police fired pepper spray and rubber bullets at protesters nonviolently blocking traffic at a tar sands protest on Sunday. The demonstrators were protesting against a proposed pipeline to transport tar sands oil from Alberta across northern New England. The protests took place during the 36th annual conference of New England Governors and […]

From the Earth First! Newswire: “Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Boone County, West Virginia, shutting down operations through a series of coordinated lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops. In a symbolic challenge to […]

From EcoWatch: More than 5,000 people from all over the nation, and various parts of the world including Australia, united [Saturday, July 28] on the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol demanding Congress take immediate action to stop fracking. After the rally that began at 2 p.m., rally participants marched for more than one hour, […]

From International Rivers Altamira, Brazil: Three engineers employed by Norte Energia, S.A. (NESA), the company building the Belo Monte Dam on Brazil’s Xingu River, were detained Tuesday by Juruna and Arara tribal authorities in the remote village of Muratu after the company failed to live up to promised mitigation measures aimed at reducing the dam’s […]

Check out these 3 great articles recently posted to the EF! newswire: 1. Last week, a rupture occurred with the coal industry world that shocked activists. Rio Tinto, an Australian company, which owns the US-based subsidiary Cloud Peak Energy, a 50:50 partner in the Decker Mine in the Powder River Basin, sued its partner and […]

The Unis’tot’en and Lihkts’amisyu clans of the Wet’suwet’en people are resisting the opening of new mines in their territory, still unceded by any treaty, in the area commonly known as northern British Columbia, Canada. Four energy companies are also planning pipelines across Wet’suwet’en territories to transport products to and from destructive fracking and tar sands extraction […]

A recent article on Intercontinental Cry examines, in depth, some aspects of the ongoing stuggle of indigenous Mayas in Guatemala against big infrastructure projects in their territories, and the violence they continue to face in response. From the article: “On the night of 12 June two men broke into the home of José Tavico Tzunun […]

A new international coalition has formed dedicated to refuting the lie that dams are somehow a form of “clean energy.” The Damocracy web site highlights the irreversible damage that large dams do to nature, people and cultures. The group’s founding declaration is below: DECLARATION ON THE MYTH OF DESTRUCTIVE DAMS AS CLEAN ENERGY AND THE URGENT […]

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law approving the construction of a 130-mile bullet train between Los Angeles in the south and Sacramento and San Francisco in the north. While such projects are often trumpeted as victories for labor and the environment, remember their main function: to relieve commuter pressure on freeways and other […]

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