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Drop the Charges! First Round of J20 Inauguration Arrestees Go to Court this Week

14. November 2017
Drop the Charges! First Round of J20 Inauguration Arrestees Go to Court this Week

by the Earth First! Newswire On January 20th 2017 as hundreds of thousands of people descended on DC and took to the streets around the world to protest Trump’s inauguration, the DC police arbitrarily rounded up over 200 protestors in an illegal mass arrest. These protestors now face decades in prison on bogus felony...
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Community Resistance in the South is Throwing a Major Wrench in Pipeline Plans

15. September 2017
Community Resistance in the South is Throwing a Major Wrench in Pipeline Plans

by Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire In the past week the West Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced that it is rescinding the water quality permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be built through their state, while North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper just announced that his DEQ will be delaying a decision...
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EF! Journal Irma Update: We’re Still Here, We Just Don’t Have Power

13. September 2017
EF! Journal Irma Update: We’re Still Here, We Just Don’t Have Power

A quick note from the Earth First! Journal Crew in Lake Worth, FL. Our community was fortunate to be spared the worst of Irma but we are still without power. If you have tried to get a hold of us in the past several days we’ll get back to you as soon as the...
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Protestors Confront Forest Service Over Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

18. Juli 2017
Protestors Confront Forest Service Over Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia

from the Earth First! Newswire Approximately twenty people occupied the lobby of the Forest Service’s Supervisor Office on Valleypointe Parkway in Roanoke Monday morning to demand a meeting with the supervisor of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Joby Timm. The group of residents and forest defenders sought the meeting to express frustration...
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Pipeline Protestors Disrupt VA Democrat’s Gubernatorial Primary Victory Party

14. Juni 2017

from the Earth First! Newswire The celebrations didn’t last long for the newly chosen Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam at his primary election victory party on June 13. As supporters drank beers and exuberantly chanted “Ralph, Ralph, Ralph,” a group of activists took the stage with banners reading, “No Time to Celebrate, No Pipelines,”...
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Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

7. Juni 2017
Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

from Beyond Extreme Energy WASHINGTON, DC: The week following Trump’s announcement that he will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, three individuals representing a coalition of nearly 170 groups opposing Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) disrupted a committee vote to advance the candidates. Three individuals were...
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Virginia Residents Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveying Again

3. Juni 2017
Virginia Residents Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveying Again

from the Earth First! Newswire Against the will of residents, survey crews are again attempting to access properties in the Bent Mountain area of Virginia after a judge issued an injunction against property owners blocking surveying for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Circuit Court Judge David Carson ruled on May 26 that barring...
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Asheville Honors Veteran Jim Marker Who Died Fighting Pipelines

30. Mai 2017
Asheville Honors Veteran Jim Marker Who Died Fighting Pipelines

from Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense and fellow pipeline fighters celebrated Memorial Day in Asheville, NC by honoring a veteran who died fighting for the land he loved. Jim Marker, a veteran, father, water protector and humanitarian was killed by police in Florida this February after he was caught successfully decommissioning several pieces...
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Pipeline Fighters Release Names of Banks Funding the Mountain Valley Pipeline

21. Mai 2017
Pipeline Fighters Release Names of Banks Funding the Mountain Valley Pipeline

from the Earth First! Newswire Groups fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) are opening up a new front in the battle against the controversial pipeline after releasing a report exposing the major financial backers of the project. In a statement released by Protect our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) the group said, “As citizens of...
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Roanoke County Residents Team Up to Chase Off Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveyors

15. Mai 2017
Roanoke County Residents Team Up to Chase Off Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveyors

  from the Earth First! Newswire A group of residents living on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County, VA was successful in preventing Mountain Valley Pipeline surveyors from accessing land they are trying to survey in preparation for the controversial project. According to local news reports a group of surveyors were turned away from a...
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Brazil: Indigenous Blockades, Protests and Occupations Met with Extreme Violence

12. Mai 2017
Brazil: Indigenous Blockades, Protests and Occupations Met with Extreme Violence

by Skyler Simmons / Earth First Newswire On April 25 thousands of indigenous people whose land is occupied by the government of Brazil descended on the nation’s Congress to demand the government uphold indigenous peoples’ rights to their traditional lands and put an end to the escalating violence against tribes by ranchers and loggers....
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Deliver Eviction Notice to Duke Energy CEO’s Home

5. Mai 2017
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Deliver Eviction Notice to Duke Energy CEO’s Home

from the Earth First! Newswire On May 4, Activists decided to send a personal message to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good by holding a demo outside her home in Charlotte, NC. Members of Beyond Extreme Energy and others successfully delivered an eviction notice to her husband who was home at the time which read,...
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