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Check-in with the Sabal Trail Resistance

Check-in with the Sabal Trail Resistance

from It’s Going Down In the wake of the #NoDAPL struggle, resistance encampments across the US have grown as thousands step up to fight pipeline and resource extraction projects that threaten both human communities and the natural environment. One of these camps is in Florida, which has formed to fight against the Sabal Trail...
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Mexico: Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

Mexico: Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

by Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F / Avispa Midia / It’s Going Down The Chinantec people, inhabitants of the Cajonos River basin in the north of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, are carrying out an organizational process throughout their entire territory, the Chinantla, against economic projects that seek to commodify nature as a...
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The Standing Rock Sioux Claim “Victory and Vindication” in Court

The Standing Rock Sioux Claim “Victory and Vindication” in Court

by Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district court, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to...
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Five Officials Will Face Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

Five Officials Will Face Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

by Oona Gooden-Smith / Mlive Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged five water officials — including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet and a former emergency manager — with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act in during the Flint Water Crisis. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick...
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Mexico: Six Dead in Attack by Paramilitary Group in Guerrero

Mexico: Six Dead in Attack by Paramilitary Group in Guerrero

by Anonymous Contributor / It’s Going Down On Friday, June 9, at midday, members of the self-proclaimed paramilitary group “Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero” (UPOEG) attacked the house of a family in the community of Cacahuatepec, armed with rifles. The house is on Calle Ceiba, in the rural area...
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Demonstration at Nestle’s Ice Mountain Bottling Plant in Stanwood, MI, Hometown of Marius Mason

Demonstration at Nestle’s Ice Mountain Bottling Plant in Stanwood, MI, Hometown of Marius Mason

from Earth First! Newswire Lake Effect EF! demonstrated at Nestle’s Ice Mountain bottling plant on June 11 in Stanwood MI, the hometown of Marius Mason. Marius had organized with Sweetwater Alliance against Nestle’s bottling plant and waterwells in Mecosta County, as well as the water shut offs in Detroit in the early 2000’s. Nestle is...
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Water Protectors in Oklahoma to Plant Tobacco Plants in Pathway of Diamond Pipeline

Water Protectors in Oklahoma to Plant Tobacco Plants in Pathway of Diamond Pipeline

by Levi Rickert / Native News Online CUSHING, OKLAHOMA – Water protectors in Oklahoma will plant tobacco plants along the pathway of the Diamond Pipeline, according to a news release issued over this past weekend by Stop All Plains All American Pipeline. Here is the news release: Concerned individuals are intervening on behalf of all...
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Agua Zarca Financial Backers Withdraw Funding

Agua Zarca Financial Backers Withdraw Funding

from The Guardian The international funders behind the hydroelectric dam opposed by murdered Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres are withdrawing from the project, the Guardian can reveal. Three financial institutions had pledged loans worth $44m for the Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque river, which is considered sacred by the Lenca people and which Caceres...
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GE Trees Update: USDA Releases draft EIS on GE Eucalyptus and Pro GE Tree Meeting Coming up in June

GE Trees Update: USDA Releases draft EIS on GE Eucalyptus and Pro GE Tree Meeting Coming up in June

by Ruddy Turnstone / submitted to Earth First! Newswire On April 20th 2017, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Inspection Agency (APHIS) released their draft Environmental Impact statement (EIS) on ArborGen’s genetically engineered (GE) hybrid eucalyptus. The draft EIS recommended that the GE eucalyptus, two lines called FTE 427 and FTE...
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Activists Interrupt Imperial Metal’s General Meeting, Are Met with Heavy Police Presence

Activists Interrupt Imperial Metal’s General Meeting, Are Met with Heavy Police Presence

by Bethany Lindsay / National Observer Before the first protesters had even arrived at the annual general meeting of Imperial Metals, RCMP cruisers were already pulling up behind the Metro Vancouver hotel where the mining company’s investors were set to convene. That meant that within a minute or two of security guards calling police...
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Chile: Families Blocking Highway Teargassed and Shot with Pellet Guns

Chile: Families Blocking Highway Teargassed and Shot with Pellet Guns

from Resumen Chile summary by Earth First! Journal From 6:30 am till sunset on May 19, over 60 families blocked the international highway (203CH) leading into Hua Hum between Neltume and Puerto Fui. They denounced the destruction of native forests, the lack of land for communities, the lack of clean water, and the prohibition...
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Longterm Resistance Encampment Against Fracking in Ohio

Longterm Resistance Encampment Against Fracking in Ohio

from Earth First! Newswire 22 May, 2017 Monroe County, Ohio: After a three-day long action training conference near the Wayne National Forest, organizers from multiple groups have launched a long-term resistance encampment to defend the Wayne National Forest from fracking and fracked gas pipelines. The action training conference was hosted by Southeast Ohio’s Appalachia...
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