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Latin American Countries Sign Legally Binding Pact to Protect Land Defenders

Latin American Countries Sign Legally Binding Pact to Protect Land Defenders

by Arthur Nelsen / The Guardian The treaty was signed two years after the killing of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, who had protested against the construction of a dam. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters Officials from 24 Latin American and Caribbean states have signed a legally binding environmental rights pact containing measures to protect land defenders,...
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Make Rojava Green Again! Support the Ecological Revolution in Rojava

from the Internationalist Commune of Rojava Make Rojava Green Again as a bridge for internationalist solidarity We, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, want to contribute to the ecological revolution in Northern Syria. To this end, we have started the campaign Make Rojava Green Again, campaign in cooperation with the Ecology Committee of the Cizire...
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No Provincial Charges for Mount Polley Mine Spill, One of Largest Environmental Disasters in Canadian History

No Provincial Charges for Mount Polley Mine Spill, One of Largest Environmental Disasters in Canadian History

by Carol Linnitt / Desmog Canada Image: Mount Polley mine disaster, August 2014. Photo: Cariboo Regional District via Youtube When it seemed clear the newly minted B.C. NDP government would not pursue charges against Imperial Metals, owner and operator of the Mount Polley mine, for a 2014 tailings pond collapse, one woman decided to...
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Young Colombians File Lawsuit Against Government Over Deforestation

Young Colombians File Lawsuit Against Government Over Deforestation

By Anastasia Maloney / Thomas Reuters Foundation News A group of young Colombians, one as young as seven, filed a lawsuit against the Colombian government on Monday demanding it protect their right to a healthy environment in what campaigners said was the first such action in Latin America. The lawsuit, filed at a Bogota...
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Gas Field Earthquakes Put Netherlands’ Biggest Firms on Extraction Notice

Gas Field Earthquakes Put Netherlands’ Biggest Firms on Extraction Notice

by Daniel Boffey / The Guardian An estimated 10,000 people marched during a rally against gas extraction in Groningen, Netherlands, earlier this month. Photograph: Pierre Crom/Getty Images Two hundred of the Netherlands’ biggest companies have been told by their government to stop sourcing fuel from a major Dutch gas field within four years following...
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Protesters March Against Snowbowl, Snowmaking

Protesters March Against Snowbowl, Snowmaking

by Krista Allen / Navajo Times FLAGSTAFF -Just the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a vehement group against the expansion of Arizona Snowbowl and snowmaking on Dook’o’ooslííd, marched across downtown Flagstaff, urging the city council to end the city’s contract with the ski resort. Picture by Krista Allen / Navajo Times “Please,...
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Announcing Warrior Up

Announcing Warrior Up

for Earth First! Newswire “The question is no longer one of theory, but of practice: How to blockade the flows of capitalism as to halt ecological degradation and human exploitation? It may end with generalised social war, but it begins with groups of friends. Hand in hand, bands of friends can co-ordinate to halt...
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Hambach Forest, Germany: 400 people in December 10th Demonstration

Hambach Forest, Germany: 400 people in December 10th Demonstration

from Squat Net Today’s walk in the Forest has attracted over 400 people reflecting a wave of popular support sweeping not just the region but all of Germany and from around the world. This is happening at the time when the rulling parties are no longer able or willing to hold an argument on...
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‘We’ll See the Battle Lines’: Trump Faced by Native American Alliance Over Bears Ears

‘We’ll See the Battle Lines’: Trump Faced by Native American Alliance Over Bears Ears

by Andrea Smardon / The Guardian A supporter of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments dances with a headdress during a rally on Saturday in Salt Lake City. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP On Monday, Donald Trump will visit Salt Lake City. He is expected to formally announce plans to substantially shrink two Utah...
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Native People and Allies Pledge to Stop Keystone XL

Native People and Allies Pledge to Stop Keystone XL

by Judith Le Blanc / Common Dreams I’m in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where elected tribal officials, spiritual leaders, Native grassroots organizations, youth groups, and traditional women’s societies have gathered with non-Native farmers, ranchers and others affected by the Keystone XL pipeline. That project to carry tar sands from shale fields in Canada to...
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Multicultural Grassroots Delegation from the US to Take Direct Action and Hold Events During COP23 in Germany

Multicultural Grassroots Delegation from the US to Take Direct Action and Hold Events During COP23 in Germany

by It Takes Roots / submitted to Earth First! Newswire In one week the It Takes Roots Delegation, a U.S. coalition, will journey to Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC Climate Change Convention. This past year the Trump administration has not only backed out of the Paris Agreement but has also made an oil executive...
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The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Judge’s Decision to Keep the Dakota Access Pipeline Operational While Under Review

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Judge’s Decision to Keep the Dakota Access Pipeline Operational While Under Review

by Indigenous Environmental Network Bemidji, MN — On October 11th, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to operate while a new environmental impact review is underway. In June, Boasberg ruled that the review by the Army Corps of Engineers was insufficient therefore a new review was ordered. This decision comes...
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