Posts Tagged ‘ infrastructure ’

Texas: Border Patrol Agents Found Illegally Clearing Habitat in Butterfly Sanctuary to Make Way for Trump’s Wall

Texas: Border Patrol Agents Found Illegally Clearing Habitat in Butterfly Sanctuary to Make Way for Trump’s Wall

by Melissa del Bosque / Texas Observer Machinery used by workers to clear the area within the National Butterfly Center for a border wall. Marianna Treviño-Wright/National Butterfly Center On July 20, Jeffrey Glassberg discovered that the Trump administration planned to build a wall through the National Butterfly Center in South Texas — a 100-acre...
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IIRSA, Infrastructure of Devastation: Documentary on South American Regional Infrastructure Initiative

by Sosyalsavas / actforfreedom 97.7% of the South American territory is being transformed forever. And with that, the totality of our lives. The IIRSA (South American Regional Infrastructure Initiative) is a mega-project at the continental level, carried out by all the South American states with the support, financing and coordination of the International Monetary...
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Greece: Samothrace Against Construction of Wind Farms

Greece: Samothrace Against Construction of Wind Farms

from Agência de Notícias Anarquistas (A.N.A.) translated by Earth First! Journal In this post we touch on the imminent ecological destruction of the island of Samothrace, with the construction of two wind farms composed of thirty-nine giant aerogenerators. What follows is a related statement of initiative titled “Samothrace against the construction of the wind...
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Enedis Trucks, Office Torched in France: Two Attacks, Two Perspectives

Enedis Trucks, Office Torched in France: Two Attacks, Two Perspectives

from Anarchist News The attacks these reports are referring to both occurred last month in response to the call for a Dangerous June of rebellious acts in solidarity with anarchist prisoners in Italy. Both targeted the energy company Enedis, though for different reasons in addition to solidarity. The first attack, a torching of vans...
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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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The Sabal Trail Resistance Must Go On

The Sabal Trail Resistance Must Go On

Updates on Florida’s Continuing Pipeline Fight from Sabal Trail Resistance It’s been a hard month for those of us who dedicated so much of our lives over the past year to tracking, exposing and disrupting the construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline. What follows is a brief synopsis of recent news and events. June...
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98 Year Old, Seven Others in Civil Disobedience to Pipeline Project

98 Year Old, Seven Others in Civil Disobedience to Pipeline Project

from The Berkshire Eagle SANDISFIELD, MA — A 98-year-old woman with a long history of activism was arrested with seven others Saturday after stopping pipe-laying work in Otis State Forest. Frances Crowe, considered a legend for her peace activism and anti-nuclear efforts, was pushed in her wheelchair to the edge of the open pipeline...
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One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

Ellen Gerhart holds a palm-sized Wood Turtle with a distinctive design on its shell. (WNV/Chris Baker Evens) by Chris Baker Evans / Waging Nonviolence Two years ago the most trouble Ellen Gerhart had faced with the law was a parking ticket. Today, standing on a wide swath of cleared forest overlooking miles of mid-construction...
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Pipeline Protestors Disrupt VA Democrat’s Gubernatorial Primary Victory Party

from the Earth First! Newswire The celebrations didn’t last long for the newly chosen Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam at his primary election victory party on June 13. As supporters drank beers and exuberantly chanted “Ralph, Ralph, Ralph,” a group of activists took the stage with banners reading, “No Time to Celebrate, No Pipelines,”...
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Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

from Beyond Extreme Energy WASHINGTON, DC: The week following Trump’s announcement that he will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, three individuals representing a coalition of nearly 170 groups opposing Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) disrupted a committee vote to advance the candidates. Three individuals were...
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Asheville Honors Veteran Jim Marker Who Died Fighting Pipelines

Asheville Honors Veteran Jim Marker Who Died Fighting Pipelines

from Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense and fellow pipeline fighters celebrated Memorial Day in Asheville, NC by honoring a veteran who died fighting for the land he loved. Jim Marker, a veteran, father, water protector and humanitarian was killed by police in Florida this February after he was caught successfully decommissioning several pieces...
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Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

by Alex Hamer / Indian Country Today Photo of Ramapough Lenape Nation camp across the Ramapo River The New Jersey town of Mahwah has issued an ultimatum to the Ramapough Lenape Nation, ordering the tribe to take down the tipis it has assembled on its land in opposition to the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would...
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