Posts Tagged ‘ environmental racism ’

Harassment of Water Protectors Increases in Louisiana

Harassment of Water Protectors Increases in Louisiana

from Its Going Down The following report from people on the ground in Louisiana fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline outlines ongoing acts of repression and violence directed against the L’eau Est La Vie camp from the State and Energy Transfer Partners. Things have been heating up recently at L’eau Est La Vie (Water is...
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Standing Rock Protest Rioting Charge Dropped Against Native Journalist Jenni Monet; Still Faces Trespassing Charge

Standing Rock Protest Rioting Charge Dropped Against Native Journalist Jenni Monet; Still Faces Trespassing Charge

by Levi Rickert / Native News Online BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – On Thursday, Morton County prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss a charge of engaging in a riot against American Indian journalist Jenni Monet, who was arrested whiled covering the Dakota Access pipeline resistance at Standing Rock. A trespassing charge remains against Monet, who faces...
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June 11th Interview with Panagioti from Fight Toxic Prisons

June 11th Interview with Panagioti from Fight Toxic Prisons

from It’s Going Down Welcome to the 2018 June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners interview series! With these interviews we seek to keep alive the recent histories of repression, resistance, and prisoner solidarity. To better know the prisoners we support, to grapple with some of the challenges of...
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Kinder Morgan Pipeline Won’t Get Built Because of “Resistance on the Ground,” Vancouver Mayor Says

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Won’t Get Built Because of “Resistance on the Ground,” Vancouver Mayor Says

by Natalie Obiko Pearson / Bloomberg Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Kinder Morgan Inc.’s proposed expansion of an oil pipeline to Canada’s Pacific Coast will never happen because local opposition to the project that’s dividing the nation is only going to intensify, according to the mayor of Vancouver. “I don’t think this project will go —...
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Vermont: The Northeast MegaDam Resistance Coalition Supports Nonviolent Land Protectors Against the Muskrat Falls Megaproject

Vermont: The Northeast MegaDam Resistance Coalition Supports Nonviolent Land Protectors Against the Muskrat Falls Megaproject

by Northeast MegaDam Resistance / EF! Newswire Richmond, Vermont. The Northeast MegaDam Resistance Coalition, in solidarity with the communities living downstream of the Muskrat Falls mega project under construction in Labrador, supports the nonviolent Land Protectors participating today in a national day of nonviolent direct action, organized by the Ontario-Muskrat Solidarity Coalition on Parliament...
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‘Our Land is Our Home’: Canadians Build Tiny Homes in Bid to Thwart Pipeline

‘Our Land is Our Home’: Canadians Build Tiny Homes in Bid to Thwart Pipeline

by Ashifa Kassam / The Guardian The Secwepemc territory is home to 17 First Nations bands and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Photograph: Handout In the heart of the Canadian province of British Columbia, dozens of activists have been gathering to saw lumber, raise walls and install windows. By the time their work...
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Canada: Kinder Morgan Warns of “Significant” Delay After Court Urged to Consider Release of Trudeau Government Secrets

Canada: Kinder Morgan Warns of “Significant” Delay After Court Urged to Consider Release of Trudeau Government Secrets

from Red Power Media A lawyer for energy giant Kinder Morgan is warning that its Trans Mountain expansion project is facing “significant and unwarranted delay” following an unexpected legal letter filed Thursday in the wake of dramatic revelations reported by National Observer about the project’s approval by the Trudeau government. Maureen Killoran, a Canadian lawyer for the Texas-based...
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Defend Black Mesa Resistance Camp Launching in May

Defend Black Mesa Resistance Camp Launching in May

from Dine’ Land and Water On May 14, 2018, the Diné elders of Black Mesa and Big Mountain are calling resisters from near and far to converge at Black Mesa! On that day, they will launch a continuous camp to defend Diné sovereignty and share traditional ways of life with the younger generation. Participants...
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Colorado: Locals Fight Fracking Companys Plans to Drill 1,000 Feet From School

Colorado: Locals Fight Fracking Companys Plans to Drill 1,000 Feet From School

by Megan Jula / Mother Jones Bella Romero Academy’s playground, with Extraction Oil and Gas’ proposed site just beyond the fence. FracTracker In one of the most fracked counties in the country, a fight is underway between environmental justice advocates and the Colorado commission that oversees oil and gas development. Four environmental and civil rights groups...
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How First Nations Are Keeping Watch Over an Embattled Canadian Pipeline

How First Nations Are Keeping Watch Over an Embattled Canadian Pipeline

by Brian Kahn / Earther BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA—At 6:30 a.m., workers started hacking away at blackberry bushes in a small clearing, wading through ankle-deep mud from the rains the day before. Just steps away, bright yellow signs staked into a berm warned of a high pressure pipeline buried beneath. First Nations’ leaders at the...
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Chile: Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform

Chile: Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform

from Telesur Newly inaugurated Chilean President Sebastian Piñera is using the reformed Antiterrorism Law to target Mapuche Indigenous activists who are demanding that the government return the Bio-Bio and Araucania regions to them that previous administrations sold off to businesses and land grabbers. Piñera signed into effect the reformed law days ago — in front of a slew of male...
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How a Tiny Colombian Village Beat the World’s Third Largest Gold Mining Company

How a Tiny Colombian Village Beat the World’s Third Largest Gold Mining Company

by Charlie Satow / Novara Media In 2007, then-president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe announced that a gold deposit had been discovered in Tolima, a department of Colombia bordering the capital Bogota. Not just any old gold deposit. The vice-president of AngloGold Ashanti, the company which came to own the mining rights to the area,...
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