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Turkey: Environmental Activists Killed

21. Oktober 2017
Turkey: Environmental Activists Killed

from The Guardian Ali and Aysin Büyüknohutçu who were killed in their home after winning a campaign to shut down a marble quarry. Cedar branches whisper in the Anatolian breeze. Twigs crunch underfoot. A truck rumbles from a distant marble quarry. The crack of a hunter’s rifle echoes through the forest. The sounds of...
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Activists Travel to Europe to Tell Backers of Trans Mountain Pipeline the Project Won’t Survive Indigenous Resistance

20. Oktober 2017
Activists Travel to Europe to Tell Backers of Trans Mountain Pipeline the Project Won’t Survive Indigenous Resistance

from The Guardian Secwepemc activist Kanahus Manuel in front of a tiny house being built in the path of Kinder Morgan pipeline’s planned route through her Nation’s territory in British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Ian Willms/Greenpeace The controversial expansion of a pipeline that would carry tar sands crude from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast will...
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Solidarity From Junexit to Bure

20. Oktober 2017
Solidarity From Junexit to Bure

from Montreal Counter-Info From Camp de la rivière – Galt-Junex From one forest to another, over the ocean, solidarity against tragic and toxic mega-projects! Bure: Lutte contre le projet d’enfouissement de déchets nucléaires
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Enbridge Backtracks on Decision to Seize Assets from Environmental Group

20. Oktober 2017
Enbridge Backtracks on Decision to Seize Assets from Environmental Group

from Global News.ca Staff at the Vancouver office of an environmental group got an unexpected visit on Tuesday from sheriffs who were holding court documents authorizing them to seize the organization’s assets on behalf of Enbridge. Karen Mahon with Stand.earth, formerly known as Forest Ethics, said the documents authorized the sheriffs to take and sell...
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Puerto Rico, Elon Musk, and The Difference Between Environmentalism and Environmental Justice

15. Oktober 2017
Puerto Rico, Elon Musk, and The Difference Between Environmentalism and Environmental Justice

by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Tesla Chairman, Elon Musk. Photo (CC) Brian Solis, http://www.briansolis.com One more time for those in the back…but perhaps especially for those on the frontlines…there is a difference between environmentalism and environmental justice. ‘Environmentalism’ is a crucial ethos that has enjoyed a vital quickening in mainstream consciousness over the...
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Hawai’i: Telescope on Sacred Mountain Approved, Opponents Vow to Keep Resisting Construction

10. Oktober 2017
Hawai’i: Telescope on Sacred Mountain Approved, Opponents Vow to Keep Resisting Construction

from Intercontinental Cry Thirty Meter Telescope protest, October 7, 2014. Local police stand in the background as Mayor Billy Kenoi talks with Hawaiian cultural practitioner, Joshua Lanakila Mangauil, Kahookahi Kanuha and other protectors. Photo: Occupy Hilo In what its chairperson deemed ‘one of the most difficult decisions the board has ever made’, the Hawai’i...
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Austria: Spontaneous Demonstration Against Power Plant on Mur River

10. Oktober 2017
Austria: Spontaneous Demonstration Against Power Plant on Mur River

from Contra Info The Mur River On Monday (October 2nd) we went into the streets to show our anger against the construction of the water power plant at the Mur river. With a banner saying “Cut down the state, not the trees” around 20 people moved through the inner city of Graz in an...
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Three of Four Mapuche Political Prisoners End 116 Day Hunger Strike

5. Oktober 2017
Three of Four Mapuche Political Prisoners End 116 Day Hunger Strike

from Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu Oct 2nd, 2017 – On Friday, September 29th, family members of Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike gathered at the Chilean Presidential palace to put forward the demands of their relatives, many of whom were nearing their deathbeds after fasting for 115 days.  The meeting  took...
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Federal Court Upholds Roadless Forest Protections After Over a Decade of Challenges

4. Oktober 2017
Federal Court Upholds Roadless Forest Protections After Over a Decade of Challenges

from Earth Justice from September 22, 2017 Washington, D.C. —The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday threw out the state of Alaska’s attack on protections for nearly 50 million acres of wild “roadless” national forest lands nationwide from logging and logging roads. Huge swaths of America’s national forests have been logged,...
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UK: Woman Locks Down to Digger to Fight High Speed Rail Construction

3. Oktober 2017
UK: Woman Locks Down to Digger to Fight High Speed Rail Construction

by Diane Taylor / The Guardian A 62-year-old environmental protester has spent more than 20 hours underneath a large digger as part of a new campaign to block the construction of the controversial HS2 high speed rail link. Sarah Green, a member of the Green party and a businesswoman in Hillingdon, started her protest...
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After Widespread Public Opposition, Scotland Bans Fracking

3. Oktober 2017
After Widespread Public Opposition, Scotland Bans Fracking

by Severin Carrell / The Guardian A protest against fracking in 2013 in Perth. Anti-fracking campaigners hailed a ‘huge win’. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the industry. Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish energy minister, told MSPs that allowing...
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Montreal Against Junex: When All Else Fails, Block The Rails

25. September 2017
Montreal Against Junex: When All Else Fails, Block The Rails

from Montreal Counter-Information Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info On Sunday September 10, we mobilized in solidarity with the ongoing resistance against the extractive oil industry in Gaspésie, in particular, Junex and its investors. Corporations like Junex (and their investors) collude with provincial and federal governments. These collaborations exemplify how neoliberal capitalism (as the current...
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