Posts Tagged ‘ climate justice ’

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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Ende Gelände: The Battle for Coal on the Potato Field

Ende Gelände: The Battle for Coal on the Potato Field

by Janek Rovensky and Petr Zewlak Vrabec / Political Critique Ende Gelände – two words that have become synonymous with a nonviolent, radical, mass- and non-hierarchical movement for climate justice in Europe. On the last weekend of August, thousands of people wearing the distinctive white overalls with a reversed pick and a hammer were...
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Young Climate Activists Lead Minnesota Pipeline Battle

Young Climate Activists Lead Minnesota Pipeline Battle

from The Progressive Sixteen-year-old Rose Whipple doesn’t have much experience canoeing. Yet this week she is joining more than a dozen other young water protectors from around the country—all of them either indigenous or people of color—paddling 250 miles across Northern Minnesota to resist a proposed tar sands pipeline. The new pipeline would carry...
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Top EPA Official Resigns Over Direction of Agency Under Trump

Top EPA Official Resigns Over Direction of Agency Under Trump

by Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill A top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under President Trump. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.”...
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Confronting the Whiteness of Environmentalism

Confronting the Whiteness of Environmentalism

People’s Climate March 2017 by Rachel Levelle / 350pdx.org Climate Justice means hard work. It’s tempting to assign labels or catchphrases to movements. The concept of climate justice or environmental justice has caught massive traction in organizing groups, but as easy as it is to put on a banner, it’s even easier to lose...
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DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

A mountaintop removal site in eastern Kentucky. (Photo: iLoveMountains.org) by Zoe Loftus-Farren / Truthout Last month the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrew its request for funding for construction of a maximum-security prison atop a former mountaintop-removal coal-mining site in eastern Kentucky. The proposed $444 million facility, planned for Letcher County, has faced ongoing...
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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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