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See You Next Year

The Lowdown posts will be on hold for the next week. Please remember to keep an eye on the Earth First! Newswire,Intercontinental Cry, and party like you’re with these Mexican Anarchists:

From Grist: By John Upton Pacific Northwesterners worried by three planned new coal export hubs along their shorelines have something new to fear. Oil refiner Tesoro and terminal operator Savage are trying to secure permits to build the region’s biggest crude oil shipping terminal at the Port of Vancouver, along the Washington state side of the Columbia River. KPLU […]

From Earth First! Newswire Police in Belgium are investigating the murder of a British oil executive who was shot and killed in front of his wife in Brussels in mid-October. Nicholas Mockford, a 59-year-old executive for ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, was shot dead on Oct. 14 as he left a restaurant in Neder-over-Heembeek […]

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 Winnemem Wintu are aa traditional tribe who inhabit their ancestral territory from Mt. Shasta down the McCloud River watershed. When the Shasta Dam was constructed during World War II, it flooded their home and blocked the salmon runs. The salmon are an integral part of their lifeway and of a healthy McCloud River watershed. […]

Unrest Continues in Peru

Unrest continues in Peru even after the government agreed two repeal two contested Free Trade laws and the indigenous mobilization in the Amazon came to a temporary halt. On July 1, police attacked an ongoing road blockade being held by campesinos protesting mining concessions near their communities. In the resulting violence, a campesino was killed […]

Military Coup in Honduras

The President of Honduras has been kidnapped by the military, in apparent collusion with the conservative Congress and Supreme Court. The coup occurred on the same day as a scheduled non-binding referendum on whether the people of El Salvador wanted a new constitution. Zelaya was awakened by armed soldiers in the middle of the night […]