Posts Tagged ‘ land rights ’

Canada: Sabotage of Heavy Equipment in the Terrain Vague

Canada: Sabotage of Heavy Equipment in the Terrain Vague

from Montréal Counter-Information Three machines were sabotaged by various means- removing air filters, contaminating oil, anti-freeze, and fuel reservoirs, emptying other fluid reservoirs, and disconnecting hidden electrical wires. This terrain, abandoned for many years, is now part of a development plan to expand the port of Montreal. – https://www.strategiemaritime.gouv.qc.ca – http://journalmetro.com/local/mercier-anjou/actualites-mercier-anjou/1041553/des-citoyens-sopposent-au-projet-de-transport-de-marchandises-a-mhm/ An excursion through...
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Banner Drop Against Junex

Banner Drop Against Junex

from MTL Counter-Info This morning, a huge banner was dropped outside the riding office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand. This action comes in the wake of the River Camp being established at the entry to the oil company Junex’s Galt 4 drilling site. No to fracking, Junexit from Gaspésie,...
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Unanimous Decision in Favor of Brazil’s First Nations: Indigenous Territories Never Belonged to the State

Unanimous Decision in Favor of Brazil’s First Nations: Indigenous Territories Never Belonged to the State

by G1 DF / Globo translated by Earth First! Journal   Indigenous people dance in front of the Federal Supreme Court in Brasilia to celebrate a favorable decision to demarcate land in Mato Grosso (Photo: Bianca Marinho / G1) Indigenous people danced in front of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) in Brasilia, around 12h...
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Police Dismantle Blockade Against Junex Inc. Galt Wells Oil Project in Eastern Quebec

by Brent Patterson / The Council of Canadians A blockade established by land defenders on August 6 against the Junex Inc. Galt Wells oil project site in eastern Quebec was dismantled by police last night. Radio-Canada reports (in French), “At approximately 8:00 pm on Monday , police officers dismantled the barricade established by...
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Indigenous Rights at Stake in Brazilian Land Claims Ruling

Indigenous Rights at Stake in Brazilian Land Claims Ruling

from TeleSur Indigenous people take part in the “Free Land Camp” to decide protest strategies, Brasilia, Brazil, April 24, 2017 | Photo: EFE All of the 748 demarcation cases currently pending could be halted. 2,000 ethnic leaders have gathered in Brasilia on the eve of a Supreme Court verdict which could deal the greatest...
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Panama Trial of Three Ngäbe Leaders “A Pattern” of Intimidation and Criminalization

Panama Trial of Three Ngäbe Leaders “A Pattern” of Intimidation and Criminalization

by Tracy Barnett / IC Magazine Manolo Miranda, one of three Ngäbe leaders facing trial, explains the impacts of the Barro Blanco Dam on the Tabasará River and surrounding communities. (Jonathan González photo) Manolo Miranda, leader of an indigenous community recently flooded by the Barro Blanco dam, now faces up to two years in...
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The Sápara Nation vs. the Slimy Oil Mungia (in so-called Ecuador)

The Sápara Nation vs. the Slimy Oil Mungia (in so-called Ecuador)

by Sarah Belle Lin / Intercontinental Cry For the Sápara Peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon, “Sinchi”, or “sacred” is the term that best describes their ancestral language and forests. Though abundant with meaning, the Sápara never had a word for “sacred”. There was simply no need for it until they faced the threat of...
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Yankton Sioux Tribe Unconstitutionally Denied Due Process & Equal Protection Rights at Nebraska PSC Hearing on KXL Pipeline

Yankton Sioux Tribe Unconstitutionally Denied Due Process & Equal Protection Rights at Nebraska PSC Hearing on KXL Pipeline

from Native News Online The Yankton Sioux Tribe is outraged and flabbergasted at the restrictions placed on its sovereign rights in the Nebraska Public Service Commission Keystone XL (“KXL”) pipeline siting hearing. The scope of the Tribe’s participation was limited to the areas of cultural resource and social issues, with no opportunity to present...
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Oaxaca: Mixtec Blood Spilled Over Mining Concessions

Oaxaca: Mixtec Blood Spilled Over Mining Concessions

from Regeneración Radio   I. Massacre Carried Out on Top of Mineral Deposits Beginning June 13, 2016, the Mixtec population blocked the way of federal forces arriving in Oaxaca to impose the Education Reform. On the morning of June 19, 2016, the blockade located by the town of Nochixtlán is removed. The majority of...
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Company Denied Urgent Hearing to Remove Protesters from Parker Wetlands

Company Denied Urgent Hearing to Remove Protesters from Parker Wetlands

from Red Power Media A Winnipeg company hoping to develop the Parker Lands was not granted an urgent hearing for an injunction motion filed on behalf of the owner to remove protesters camped out on the land. The lawyer representing Andrew Marquess, owner of Gem Equities, told a Winnipeg courtroom Wednesday that protesters on a piece...
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New Brunswick, Canada: First Nations Protest Camp Built on Proposed Mining Site

New Brunswick, Canada: First Nations Protest Camp Built on Proposed Mining Site

by Shane Fowler / CBC News Members of Maliseet First Nations have started to build a protest camp at the proposed site of the Sisson mine near Napadogan. Tents, campers, and other homemade structures have been set up in hopes of deterring future development of a proposed tungsten and molybdenum mine. “I am a Wulustukyik grandmother and I am here defending the land,” said...
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The Wampís Nation Responds to Attacks by Illegal Miners in Puerto Galilea

The Wampís Nation Responds to Attacks by Illegal Miners in Puerto Galilea

by Anonymous Territorial Government of the Wampís Nation / Intercontinental Cry After more than half a year from the commitment of the national authorities to execute a third interdiction operation at the illegal mining site established in the Pastacillo stream basin, tributary of the Santiago and Marañón River, in the Amazon region ,...
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