Posts Tagged ‘ climate justice ’

Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review from Wild Idaho Rising Tide Pre-Trial Motion Hearing: Necessity Defense & Expert Testimony In late August and September 2016, Raging Grannies Margie Heller, Nancy Nelson, and Deena Romoff and Veterans for Peace Maeve Aeolus, Rusty Nelson (husband of Nancy), and George Taylor protested oil and coal trains moving through...
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Judge Declares Mistrial in Pipeline Protester Case

Judge Declares Mistrial in Pipeline Protester Case

from WCAX CHELSEA, Vt. — A climate protester’s day in court ended in a mistrial Monday after another protest sidelined the proceedings. The trial in Chelsea was about trespassing, but the protesters who showed up at court say it’s about something much more. As Henry Harris ended his opening statement, defending himself against a trespassing...
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Activists Block Gasoline Terminal in Western Harbour, Amsterdam

Activists Block Gasoline Terminal in Western Harbour, Amsterdam

from Groen Front! (Dutch Earth First!) On Saturday morning, a group of 25 people entered the terrain of gasoline trader Vitol in the Amsterdam harbour, forcing a suspension of all activities on the terrain. Their message: Stop the export of toxic gasoline to West-Africa – and end the era of fossil fuels. Report on...
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From the Ashes of Standing Rock, a Beautiful Resistance is Born

15. März 2017
From the Ashes of Standing Rock, a Beautiful Resistance is Born

by Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire If you’re like me, you are probably feeling a deep sorrow in your heart over the news that oil will soon flow through that black snake of death, the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite the largest gathering of tribes in over 100 years, despite the prayers and militant...
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South Africa: Legal Victory Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Station

South Africa: Legal Victory Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Station

by Tessa Khan / The Guardian The South African government has lost the country’s first climate change lawsuit after the high court ruled against its plans for a coal-fired power station, the latest in a rising tide of international climate litigation. Environmental NGO EarthLife Africa challenged the government’s approval of the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired...
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Activists Begin 200-Mile March Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

7. März 2017
Activists Begin 200-Mile March Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

from the Earth First! Newswire Dozens of North Carolina residents and supporters from nearby states began a two week long march along the proposed route of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline this past weekend. Starting on March 4, the walkers gathered at the Virginia/North Carolina border and began there 200 mile long journey south...
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Small Towns Fight Big Oil on the Hudson

Small Towns Fight Big Oil on the Hudson

by Jenny Shalant / NRDC Last fall, a whale made a go of Manhattan. The humpback, eventually named Gotham, chased schools of herring from New...
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Water Protectors Across America Resist Four Pipelines Over MLK Holiday

Water Protectors Across America Resist Four Pipelines Over MLK Holiday

from Sacred Stone Camp Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, indigenous-led resistance to pipelines continued all across Turtle Island. In Texas, an Indigenous water protector and an Alpine resident locked themselves to pipe-laying equipment of the Trans-Pecos pipeline, another Energy Transfer Partners project (owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline).  The Two Rivers Camp and Society of...
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BREAKING NEWS: Sabal Trail Pipeline Construction Blockaded on MLK Day

BREAKING NEWS: Sabal Trail Pipeline Construction Blockaded on MLK Day

Lockdown at Suwannee River pipeline drill site, MLK Day 2017 Live Oak, Florida — A group of water protectors who are opposed to the Sabal Trail pipeline are currently locked under a truck carrying equipment for pipeline drilling near the Suwannee River State Park, on 24th Street, near SR 132, also known as Stagecoach...
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Alumbrera Mining Firm Charged with Contamination in Argentina

Alumbrera Mining Firm Charged with Contamination in Argentina

from El Federal Online translated by Earth First! Journal For the first time, a provincial Justice has ordered a corporation to take necessary actions for the integral recovery from environmental damages in Concepción and Alpachiri. This ruling was reached after the trial began over 10 years ago by brothers Carlos and Antonio Aranda against...
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Stop The Suwannee River Crossing!

Stop The Suwannee River Crossing!

Calling all water protectors and anti-pipeline rebels to the Sabal Trail Resistance (STR) Blockade at Santa Fe River drilling site, Nov 5, 2016   from Sabal Trail Resistance As you read this, drilling under is close to completion under the Santa Fe River and set to begin under the Suwannee River. These two waterways...
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How Colombia’s Failed Peace Treaty Could Wreak Havoc on Its Diversity-Rich Ecosystems

How Colombia’s Failed Peace Treaty Could Wreak Havoc on Its Diversity-Rich Ecosystems

With its peace accords up in the air, the Colombia’s diverse ecosystems face an uncertain future. Shown here: the valley of Cocora near Salento, Colombia. (Nicolas De Corte / Alamy ) by Megan Alpert / Smithsonian.com Halfway up the mountain in Colombia’s Las Canoas reserve, five indigenous men hold herbs in the palms of...
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