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Illegal dam threatens to flood Ngäbe territory; Panama planning forcible eviction

By Richard Arghiris / Intercontinental Cry Having fought tirelessly against the unlawful Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam, the indigenous Ngäbe communities on the banks of Panama’s Tabasará river are today threatened with forced eviction at the hands of Panama’s notoriously brutal security forces. The 29 MW dam, built by a Honduran-owned energy company, Genisa, received funding […]

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Peru allows gas company to invade “protected” indigenous reserve

By David Hill / Mongabay The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest. The approval follows the government rescinding a highly critical report on the potential impacts of the […]

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In name of “conservation”, Kenyan forces torch homes of indigenous Sengwer people

By New Internationalist Kenyan security forces have been burning hundreds of homes – belonging to some of the country’s oldest hunter-gatherers – in the last fortnight, in the name of ‘conserving forest biodiversity’ and safeguarding the area’s water catchment area for urban access. The Kenya Forest Service Guard, along with riot troops armed with AK-47 machine […]

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Corporation raiding Algonquin territory for minerals, selling to Toyota for Prius battery production

By Claire Stewart-Kanigan / The Dominion “Eco-consciousness” and “green living” are centrepieces of product branding for the Toyota Prius. But that feel-good packaging has rapidly worn thin for members of the Algonquin Nation and residents of Kipawa, Quebec, who are now fighting to protect traditional Algonquin territory from devastation in the name of hybrid car battery production. In 2011, […]

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Sawhoyamaxa organizing to reclaim territory in Paraguay, stolen 20 years ago by cattle ranchers

By Natalia Ruiz Diaz / Upside Down World The Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community in Paraguay have spent over 20 years fighting to get back their land, which they were pushed off by cattle ranchers. They started the new year by collecting signatures to press Congress to pass a bill that would expropriate their ancestral territory from […]

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Palm oil company and Indonesian government raid indigenous villages, destroy 150 homes

By Diana Parker / Mongabay Nearly 150 homes were reportedly destroyed in the latest incident in a long-standing conflict between indigenous Batin Sembilan residents and former Wilmar unit PT Asiatic Persada. Indonesian security forces allegedly stormed several villages inside a Sumatran palm oil plantation concession last weekend and earlier this week, accompanying company staff and […]

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Activists shut down port of Vancouver in solidarity with Elsipogtog people

By Murray Bush / Vancouver Media Co-op COAST SALISH TERRITORY – Activists blocked access to the federal Port of Vancouver for an hour early this morning as part of an International Day of Action in Support of  Elsipogtog Land Defenders in New Brunswick. Access to the Port at the foot of Clark Drive was blocked […]

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Global war against indigenous intensifying as imperialists scramble for land and resources

By Ron Corben / DW A new report on minorities and indigenous people warns that the global ‘intensification’ in the exploitation of natural resources is leading to mounting conflicts for the world’s 370 million indigenous people. The report for 2012 by the London-based human rights group, Minority Rights Group International (MRG), says indigenous peoples “in […]

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Jonah Mix: Civilization is a Pragmatic Vampire

By Jonah Mix / Deep Green Resistance Bellingham Henry Ford is a shining example of two great American traditions: Amoral, hardheaded industrialism and unapologetic racial hatred. He hated Jews; his pamphlet The International Jew was singularly responsible for the anti-Semitism of Hitler Youth Leader and mass murderer Baldur von Schirach, while the Holocaust’s chief architect, […]

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Ecuador’s highest court upholds $9 billion fine against Chevron for ecocide and genocide

By Amazon Watch In a major setback for Chevron, the Ecuadorian National Court issued its long-awaited decision in favor of a $9 billion pollution judgment against Chevron upholding and affirming lower court rulings. The court’s decision is final. In its 222-page opinion, the supreme court affirmed earlier decisions by a Lago Agrio court and the […]

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