Archive for January, 2013

On January 25, activists agreed to settle a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) filed against them by Transcanada, the company constructing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma. The company agreed to drop its demand for millions of dollars in restitution for lost work days in exchange for an agreement that […]

From Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival: Two activists were arrested [on January 30] for distributing this flier near the apartment of Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce on Tuesday inside the Chase Park Plaza hotel and apartment complex. The activists were charged with disturbing the peace and released after eight hours in custody. Earlier that […]

From the Earth First! Newswire: A coalition of environmental groups staged a protest Monday morning [Jan 28] along Highway 101 to protest the construction of the highway bypass around Willits. Dozens of protestors from Earth First! joined with a newly formed Willits group called Save our Little Lake Valley in an effort to stop the […]

From New Castle News, by way of the Earth First! Newswire: Wearing signs proclaiming “Fracking Threatens Food” and “Protect Farms for our Future,” four protesters locked arms and chained themselves to a nine-foot papier-mâché pig which was positioned to obstruct traffic to and from the gas well site off Route 108 in North Beaver Township […]

From Indigenous Action Media: About one hundred protesters are gathered in downtown St. Louis [on January 25] outside of the Peabody Coal corporate headquarters. St. Louis locals were joined by Navajo residents from Black Mesa, Ariz., Appalachians from coal-burdened West Virginia, and supporters from across the United States to demand the cessation of strip mining […]

On January 22, seven protesters affiliated with the RAMPS campaign (Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival), MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) and Mountain Justice locked themselves to a 500-pound potted tree in the headquarters of Arch Coal, the second largest coal company in the U.S. Business was disrupted for 6 hours.

From EF! Newswire Tar Sands Blockade has been working to amplify the voices of communities who will be most impacted by tar sands exploitation; Indigenous peoples and lands at the point of extraction and Latin@ and African American communities in the Gulf Coast where the tar sands will be refined and shipped to overseas markets […]

The Media Coop has published a piece highlighting the great power of the Canada’s indigenous people in general, and the Idle No More protests in particular, to economically cripple the country by focusing on its infrastructure. Some highlights: News reports are ablaze with reports of looming Indigenous blockades and economic disruption. As the Idle No […]

From the Earth First! Newswire: [On Jan 15], six people directly intervened in the Enbridge pipeline joint Environmental Assessment and Energy Board hearings and put climate change on the agenda. The group managed to make their way past police undetected and into the secured 4th floor of Vancouver’s Sheraton Wall Center. Once inside they revealed […]

From Common Dreams: An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian rainforest says they “will die fighting to protect the rainforest” after they say they were swindled by an oil company into signing away rights to 70,000 hectares of one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. But the state-backed oil company, PetroAmazonas—backed by the Ecuadorean […]

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