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First Indigenous Voices: Tiokasin Ghosthorse Interviews Max Wilbert

First Voices Indigenous Radio host Tiokasin Ghosthorse interviewed Max Wilbert about the occupation of a proposed mine in northern Nevada. Lithium Americas corporation plans to rip open 5,000 acres of this land to extract lithium for consumer products. You can listen to the full interview here. First Voices Indigenous Radio is hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse … Continue reading First Indigenous Voices: Tiokasin Ghosthorse Interviews Max Wilbert

Green Lithium Mining is a Bright Green Lie. Dispatches from Thacker Pass

Written By Max Wilbert and  originally published on January 25, 2021 in Sierra Nevada Ally. In this article Max describes the plans for an industrial scale lithium mine, the harm this will cause and why we need to protect the area for endangered species. On January 15th, my friend Will Falk and myself launched a … Continue reading Green Lithium Mining is a Bright Green Lie. Dispatches from Thacker Pass

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, originally published by Macska Moksha Press Reproduced here with permission, thank you. On Friday, January 15th, two activists drove eight hours from Eugene, Oregon, to a remote corner of public land in Nevada, where they pitched a tent in below-freezing temperatures and unfurled a … Continue reading Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Mine That Would Provide 25% of World’s Lithium Supply

Lithium is the miracle element powering your smartphone and under the hood of every electric car. Will batteries save the planet or cause more harm? The controversy is heating up in Nevada. RENO, Nevada Activists aiming to stop an open-pit lithium mine launched a permanent protest encampment last Friday. They invite supporters to join them. … Continue reading Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Mine That Would Provide 25% of World’s Lithium Supply

Land Defenders Murdered In Columbia

DGR stand in solidarity with land defenders in the Philippines“ and Colombia, where we see the highest levels of murders of environmental activists. “For years, land and environmental defenders have been the first line of defence against climate breakdown. Yet despite clearer evidence than ever of the crucial role they play, far too many businesses, … Continue reading Land Defenders Murdered In Columbia

Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

This article was written by Jim Tan on 28 December 2020 By Jim Tan / Mongabay Reconnaissance Energy Africa, an oil and gas company with headquarters in Canada, has recently begun exploratory drilling in northern Namibia. Conservationists and local communities are concerned over the potential environmental impact that oil and gas extraction could have on such … Continue reading Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

¡Sí a La Vida, No a La Mina! Yes to Life, No to the Mine!

A gold mine project in Veracruz that has run into local opposition  envisions a low CAPEX, simple heap-leach open pit mining operation targeting approximately 100,000 ounces of gold production annually. Gold reserves at the project are estimated at 575,000 ounces which assures high pollution and destruction of the land in order to yield as much … Continue reading ¡Sí a La Vida, No a La Mina! Yes to Life, No to the Mine!

Lithium Wars: The New Gold Rush

In these brief series, Max Wilbert explores the #ThackerPass Litium Deposit in Humboldt Count, Nevada which will serve as a lithium clay mining development project  proposed by the Nevada government and federal agencies. This project will compromise the flora, fauna and streams of the area just for the sake of “clean” energy and profit. By … Continue reading Lithium Wars: The New Gold Rush

Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Shale Must Fall: Global day of climate actions uniting sites of extraction in the Global South and beyond with their counterparts of consumption in the Global North. Friday Dec. 11th, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a diverse group of environmental movements from 20 different countries are mobilizing together to … Continue reading Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

Reporting from amidst fields of fracking wells in Colorado, Trinity La Fay writes about the conscious experience of being in relationship to the place she lives, and the disconnect between people and land needed to maintain the destruction. Experience Is Not An Abstraction by Trinity La Fey On the Colorado Rising website, the maps of … Continue reading Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction