Archive for August, 2012

New Projects to Look-Out For

On the heels of the victory over the La Parota Dam, Politicians of Southeast Mexico have named the new “strategic infrastructure” projects to be completed (they think at least) during 2012-2018.  In a recent meeting, the first of its kind, state governors from Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán got together to […]

UPDATE (June 10, 2013): Despite the Cacahuatepec Agreement, the CFE seems to think it may still be able to force the dam through. The struggle continues. La Parota Dam has been definitively canceled. The government of Guerrero has formally abandoned all plans for the dam and will inform the Mexican federal government that it will not […]

Summer of Action Heats Up

The last week saw anti-infrastructure actions heating up in two different states: • In Montana, a week of action against coal exports included an occupation of the state capitol building, with 23 activists arrested. • In Texas and Oklahoma, Tar Sands Blockade has already begun greeting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline with a […]

Victory Over Belo Monte Dam!

From Common Dreams A victory came to activists in Brazil on Tuesday when a federal judge halted construction on the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, saying that the indigenous peoples had not been consulted. The impacts of the dam, which would have been the third largest hydro-electric dam in the world, had long […]

From Intercontinental Cry Right now, The Great Sioux Nation is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites. Pe’ Sla, located in the center of the Black Hills of South Dakota, U.S.A, is considered to be the heart of everything that is by the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota […]

by Jaime Lopez Pablo Sibar, a grassroots leader from the Teribe native tribe of Costa Rica celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th with a protest before the National Assembly. He has been doing so over the last ten years, sometimes at the steps of the Assembly, others just outside […]

Big Greens Settling for Less

Green Peace has declared victory in Brazil after concessions were made about the source of charcoal for producing pig iron.   From the GP Press Release “Huge quantities of charcoal are used in Brazil to produce pig iron, a key ingredient used to make cast iron and steel for cars, airplanes and appliances, which has […]

Fracking Shutdown

From Don’t Frack With Us On August 11 at around 11am, over 150 people arrived to block the main truck entrance in and out to the Schumberger Facility. 20 of this 150 came prepared to use their bodies to blockade the facility until they were removed by police.  Faced with such large numbers and organized […]

Dams Still Proving a Bad Choice

From International Rivers Typically, at moderate sizes, power generated by dams and reservoirs is considered “green.” However, a new study from Washington State University has found that during times of drawdown — a period in which the water level behind a dam is rapidly lowered — temperate reservoirs can produce up 20 times more methane than normal. Methane […]

From the Earth First! Newswire From the air it looks like a huge lake, fed by many tributaries, but on the ground it turns out to be a murky expanse of water, in which no fish or algae can survive. The shore is coated with a black crust, so thick you can walk on it. […]

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