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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 […]

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 […]

Updates to Contacts Page

We have updated the info for our affiliate groups in Durango, Colorado, and also added a new contact in British Columbia and one in the Phillipines. Are you part of a group campaigning against infrastructure that wants to be listed on our contacts page? Get in touch!

On May 31, the 4th Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples Abya Yala (“America”) called for a Global Mobilization in Defense of Mother Earth and the Peoples from October 12-16, 2009, “against [pollution], the commercialization of life … and the criminalization of indigenous and social movements.” “We the peoples and our territories are one entity. [We […]

On May 26, High Country Earth First! (HCEF!)  launched its Stop I-70 campaign by hanging a banner from a Denver overpass reading, “Stop I-70 Expansion!” The city of Denver is planning either to widen I-70 through Denver from 6 to 10 lanes or to add a two-mile, 8-lane detour to the highway. The expansion would […]

A couple of us recently did an interview with Healing the Earth radio, out of Guelph, Ontario. The interview is available for listening or download at: Healing the Earth We talked about the Root Force analysis and strategy, how infrastructure projects are interconnected, how to oppose infrastruture in the climate of  “economic stimulus,” and […]

The Root Force Target Database is back online! Want to take action against infrastructure but don’t have a project to fight locally? This resource is for you! The database currently contains information on companies involved in the expansion of I-69, I-10 and I-95, and we’re told that more information will be added in the coming weeks. There […]

Not much in the way of infrastructure expansion near you, but you still want to take action against the Corridors of the Future? Enter your zip code or state into the Root Force Target Database to see if there’s a company or institution in your area that’s involved in the Corridors of the Future, so […]

Funding Urgently Needed

While we are always running short on money, we have been unexpectedly hit with a sudden need. Our major source of funds to pay for the upcoming roadshow has fallen through, which comes just as we are spending lots of money to print new primers and replenish our stock of T-shirts, patches and stickers — […]

Dear friends and supporters of Root Force, After a long process of discussion, reflection and consultation, we have decided to shift the focus of the Root Force campaign. As part of this change, we are creating a broader place within Root Force for autonomous anti-infrastructure organizing in the US, while maintaining the emphasis on Latin […]