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Adani’s Australian Coalmine May Be Doomed Due to Lack of Funding

8. Dezember 2017
Adani’s Australian Coalmine May Be Doomed Due to Lack of Funding

by Michael Slezak / The Guardian Protesters in front of Parliament House, Canberra, on 7 October during a national day of action against Adani. Photograph: Daniel McCulloch/AAP Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the finance it needs....
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Mi’kmaq Resistance; Defend the Sacred

8. Dezember 2017

from sub.media Grassroots Mi’kmaq people in the unceded territory of so-called Nova Scotia have been resisting the Alton Gas project, which aims to build salt caverns for natural gas storage. The project could have devastating repercussions for the Shubenacadie river and its unique ecosystem. Water protectors have decided to directly block the project by...
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Philippines Now One of the Most Dangerous Countries For Environmental Activists

7. Dezember 2017
Philippines Now One of the Most Dangerous Countries For Environmental Activists

by Karl Malakunas (AFP) / Digital Journal “Para-enforcers” head into the forest near El Nido, on Palawan island, to confront illegal loggers. Photograph: Karl Malakunas/AFP/Getty Images Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness. At least...
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Two Killed and Two Injured in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Explosion in Illinois

7. Dezember 2017
Two Killed and Two Injured in Kinder Morgan Pipeline Explosion in Illinois

by Carl Meyer / National Observer Fire burns at a Kinder Morgan pipeline explosion on Dec. 5, 2017 outside of Dixon, Ill. west of Chicago. The explosion killed two people and injured two others. Photo by The Associated Press /Alex T. Paschal Two people were killed and two were injured when a Kinder Morgan...
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Mexico: Indigenous Water Defenders Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

5. Dezember 2017
Mexico: Indigenous Water Defenders Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

from It’s Going Down IGD Editor’s note: For background on the struggle in San Pedro Tlanixco, see this article. To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council and our Spokeswoman Marichuy To the Indigenous Clandestine Revolutionary Committee–General Command of the EZLN To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity To the National...
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Utah: Thousands of People Take to the Streets for Second Time in Three Days to Protest Shrinking Of Bear Ears Monument

5. Dezember 2017
Utah: Thousands of People Take to the Streets for Second Time in Three Days to Protest Shrinking Of Bear Ears Monument

by Taylor W. Anderson, Rich Kane, and Taylor Stevens / The Salt Lake Tribune Protesters march from the Utah State Capitol through downtown Salt Lake City during President Donald Trump’s visit Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner via AP) Before President Donald Trump even arrived in Salt Lake City, he had a crowd waiting...
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Nine Nations and the EU Agree to Ban Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean for 16 Years (Probably)

4. Dezember 2017
Nine Nations and the EU Agree to Ban Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean for 16 Years (Probably)

by Hannah Hoag / Science Declining summer sea ice could open the Arctic Ocean to commercial fishing. NASA/Kathryn Hansen/Flickr Nine nations and the European Union have reached a deal to place the central Arctic Ocean (CAO) off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years. The pact, announced yesterday, will give scientists...
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China Construction Latest Bank to Deny Loan to Adani’s Australian “Mega Mine”

4. Dezember 2017
China Construction Latest Bank to Deny Loan to Adani’s Australian “Mega Mine”

by Michael Slezak / The Guardian Adani Group’s Carmichael coal project will not be financed by the China Construction Bank, according to a statement by a public relations firm that says it represents the bank. If true, the news could be a blow to Adani’s plans to build Australia’s largest coal mine. It has...
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Oaxaca: Cultural Caravan in Defense of Mother Earth and Our Territories

1. Dezember 2017
Oaxaca: Cultural Caravan in Defense of Mother Earth and Our Territories

from It’s Going Down IGD Editor’s note: This caravan is being called for by the Indigenous Rights Defense Committee (CODEDI), an autonomous and anti-capitalist organization comprised of 45 indigenous communities in Oaxaca. The caravan will end with an event held on a reclaimed coffee plantation, now a self-sustaining center promoting indigenous autonomy. To the...
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Amnesty International Seeks Criminal Inquiry into Shell over Alleged Complicity in Murder and Torture of Activists in Nigeria

30. November 2017
Amnesty International Seeks Criminal Inquiry into Shell over Alleged Complicity in Murder and Torture of Activists in Nigeria

by Hannah Summers / The Guardian Amnesty International is calling for a criminal investigation into the oil giant Shell regarding allegations it was complicit in human rights abuses carried out by the Nigerian military. A review of thousands of internal company documents and witness statements published on Tuesday points to the Anglo-Dutch organisation’s alleged...
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Vietnamese Blogger Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Reporting on Toxic Spill

27. November 2017
Vietnamese Blogger Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Reporting on Toxic Spill

by Richard C. Paddock / New York Times Nguyen Van Hoa at his trial in Ha Tinh, Vietnam, on Monday. He was convicted of spreading anti-state propaganda for producing videos and writing about protests over an environmental disaster. Credit Cong Tuong/Vietnam News Agency, via Associated Press BANGKOK — A chemical spill that devastated the...
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Leonard Peltier Releases Statement on Thanksgiving/Day of Mourning

25. November 2017
Leonard Peltier Releases Statement on Thanksgiving/Day of Mourning

from Warrior Publications Greetings my friends, relatives and supporters. Once again, I can’t tell you how much i am so honored that you would want to hear my words, or should i say read my words. You can’t imagine the thoughts that go through my head at times whenever everything is still and quiet...
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