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Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species Act

Featured image: critically endangered red wolves. Trump’s unprecedented rollback could doom hundreds of animals and plants to extinction.      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— In a massive attack on imperiled wildlife, the Trump administration announced a series of rollbacks today to the regulations implementing key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The three … Continue reading Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species Act

Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

     by Joanna Pinkiewicz / Deep Green Resistance Australia Australia has different legislations in regards to prostitution in each state. For example New South Wales has almost full decriminalisation and definitely in favour of brothel owners, less so for individual, who can be charged for “living on the earnings of prostitute” or soliciting for … Continue reading Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Para comprender a plenitud a alguien, debes comenzar por su nacimiento. Por lo tanto, Michelle y yo pasamos los últimos dos días buscando la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado entre el frío y la nieve que se encuentran arriba de la zona de La Poudre Pass, al norte del Parque Nacional de las Montañas … Continue reading Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Brazil Assaults Indigenous Rights, Environment, Social Movements

Featured image: A pair of macaws in flight. The Amazon basin is under extreme threat, as the Brazilian government passes measure after measure to gut environmental, indigenous and social movement protections. Photo by Rhett A. Butler      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay “The first five months of 2017 have been the most violent … Continue reading Brazil Assaults Indigenous Rights, Environment, Social Movements

Coos County: take decisive action, vote yes on 6-162

A massive proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) pipeline and export terminal has been proposed in Coos County, on the southern Oregon coast. These projects, which are expected to cost $7.6 billion (twice as much as the Dakota Access Pipeline), are known as the “Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline” and the “Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal.” The … Continue reading Coos County: take decisive action, vote yes on 6-162

The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon—the idea that nature itself can have rights. ... Continue reading →

Terra Nullius and the History of Broken Treaties at Standing Rock

If treaties are the supreme law of the land, as the U.S. Constitution states, then how is it that treaties can be so easily broken by a government that claims to uphold a respect for the law? An even more unsettling question: how is it that the trail of broken treaties has been able to span generations under an outdated, imperial logic unknown to the majority of the U.S. citizens? The founding of the United States is predicated on this painful contradiction between principles of equality and rule of law on one side, and the colonial appropriation of land from native peoples who have inhabited them for millennia, on the other. ... Continue reading →

Bears Ears Alternative Moves Into House of Representatives as Opponents Cry Land Grab

     by Kim Baca / Indian Country Today Media Network A congressional bill touted as an alternative to the Bears Ears proposal, an intertribal request to designate nearly two million acres of land as a national monument in southeast Utah, is moving forward to the full House of Representatives. The Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, H.R. … Continue reading Bears Ears Alternative Moves Into House of Representatives as Opponents Cry Land Grab

Spokane Moves to Ban Oil Trains and Legalize Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels

ACTION ALERT Direct Action Spokane Initiative Banning Coal and Oil Trains Through Spokane Background: On Friday, June 10th, Gunnar Holmquist, M.D. filed an initiative with the Spokane City Clerk which seeks to ban the transportation of crude oil and coal through the City of Spokane, because of climate change and the threat to public safety. … Continue reading Spokane Moves to Ban Oil Trains and Legalize Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels