Posts Tagged ‘ water ’

Brazil: Government Announcement Hints at End of Mega-Dam Building After Widespread Resistance

Brazil: Government Announcement Hints at End of Mega-Dam Building After Widespread Resistance

by Jonathan Watts / The Guardian The Itaipu dam is the world’s second biggest hydroelectric power plant. Brazil gets more than 70% of its electricity from hydropower. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images After swathes of forest clearance, millions of tonnes of concrete and decades of hydro-expansion, Brazil has raised hopes that it may finally...
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Raccoon Rebellion Strikes Diamond Pipeline on Christmas

Raccoon Rebellion Strikes Diamond Pipeline on Christmas

by Jacques Rogiers / IndyBay Water Protectors from the Raccoon Rebellion -Arkansas Chapter conduct a safety lock-out/tag-out of a Main Operating Valve on the Diamond Pipeline as a Christmas gift to the Natural State. On Christmas, with help and assistance from Santa Claus, his reindeer, and mischievous elves, some raccoons from the Arkansas Chapter of...
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Trump Lawyers Attempt to Sue an Environmental Philosophy under Anti-Racketeering Laws

Trump Lawyers Attempt to Sue an Environmental Philosophy under Anti-Racketeering Laws

by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Earth First! Journal December 5, 2017, New York, NY – On behalf of the environmental magazine the Earth First! Journal, the Center for Constitutional Rights urged a court to dismiss parts of a lawsuit brought by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE). ETP and...
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Mexico: Indigenous Water Defenders Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

5. Dezember 2017
Mexico: Indigenous Water Defenders Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

from It’s Going Down IGD Editor’s note: For background on the struggle in San Pedro Tlanixco, see this article. To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council and our Spokeswoman Marichuy To the Indigenous Clandestine Revolutionary Committee–General Command of the EZLN To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity To the National...
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Vietnamese Blogger Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Reporting on Toxic Spill

27. November 2017
Vietnamese Blogger Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Reporting on Toxic Spill

by Richard C. Paddock / New York Times Nguyen Van Hoa at his trial in Ha Tinh, Vietnam, on Monday. He was convicted of spreading anti-state propaganda for producing videos and writing about protests over an environmental disaster. Credit Cong Tuong/Vietnam News Agency, via Associated Press BANGKOK — A chemical spill that devastated the...
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Two French Dams to Be Demolished by 2018

23. November 2017
Two French Dams to Be Demolished by 2018

by Sam Morgan / Euractiv The 35 metre-high Vezins dam in Normandy will be demolished. Two large dams on a river in northern France will be demolished after the French government finally signed off on a long-gestating plan to free up the waterway, in a decision welcomed by environmental groups and lauded...
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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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Austria: Spontaneous Demo Against the Mur River’s Power Plant Construction

Austria: Spontaneous Demo Against the Mur River’s Power Plant Construction

from Sans Attendre Demain translated by Act for Freedom Monday, October 2, we expressed our rage against the construction site of the power station on the bank of the Mur. Nearly 20 people moved spontaneously and uncontrollably through Graz city centre with a banner reading “Bring down the State, not the trees”. Several hundred...
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Frackville Prison’s Systemic Water Crisis

Frackville Prison’s Systemic Water Crisis

Bryant Arroyo, “jailhouse environmentalist” at Pennsylvania’s SCI-Frackville by Bryant Arroyo / FightToxicPrisons.org On September 19, 21, 24 and 27, 2017, we prisoners at Pennsylvania’s SCI-Frackville facility experienced four incidences with respect to the crisis of drinking toxic water. While this was not the first indication of chronic water problems at the prison, it seemed...
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Canada: Five Demonstrators Arrested for Protesting Kinder Morgan

Canada: Five Demonstrators Arrested for Protesting Kinder Morgan

by Megan Devlin / CTC Vancouver RCMP officers arrested five anti-Trans Mountain pipeline demonstrators Saturday who attached themselves to a Kinder Morgan boat in the Burrard Inlet as part of a massive flotilla protest against construction on the pipeline expansion. An RCMP boat approached the demonstrators, and activist organizations captured footage of the arrests....
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Call to Action: Support Water Protectors at Camp Makwa in Minnesota

Call to Action: Support Water Protectors at Camp Makwa in Minnesota

from It’s Going Down Warriors at Camp Makwa Frontline Camp need your help obtaining these things to continue fighting to protect our water and land on Anishinaabe territory. Things we’re in need of: 1. 4X4 Truck with towing capacity of F250 2. 40 Chords of Firewood 3. Carpenters and Teams of Skilled Builders 4. Those Experienced...
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Call to Action: Blockade at Oregon’s Goose Timber Sale, Help Needed

Call to Action: Blockade at Oregon’s Goose Timber Sale, Help Needed

from Cascadia Forest Defenders McKENZIE BRIDGE, OR – On October 23, Cascadia Forest Defenders erected a road blockade at the entrance to the “W” Timber Sale to protest the current logging on National Forest Land. Already clashes between loggers and protesters have resulted in one protester sustaining minor injuries. The protesters aim to...
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