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‘Triumph for Environmental Justice’: Oil Companies Scrap Pipeline Plans Amid Grassroots Pressure

“We’ve shown them that we aren’t the path of least resistance,” said a local organizer. “We are the path of resilience.” This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. By Julia Conley Community activists in Memphis, Tennessee and northwest Mississippi celebrated a grassroots victory on Saturday after two oil companies canceled plans to build a pipeline that would have … Continue reading ‘Triumph for Environmental Justice’: Oil Companies Scrap Pipeline Plans Amid Grassroots Pressure

Conviction of Dam Company Executive for Murder of Berta Cáceres Hailed as ‘Step Towards Justice’

This article originally appeared in CommonDreams. “However, justice for Berta will never be truly complete until everyone who took part in the crime, including those who planned it, is brought to justice.” By BRETT WILKINS, COMMON DREAMS STAFF WRITER Human rights advocates on Monday welcomed the conviction of Roberto David Castillo Mejía, a Honduran businessman and … Continue reading Conviction of Dam Company Executive for Murder of Berta Cáceres Hailed as ‘Step Towards Justice’

Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Yanomami people in the community of Palimiú flee as illegal miners open fire at them from a passing boat. © Survival A major humanitarian crisis is engulfing the Yanomami. In the last few months several communities have been subjected to repeated, violent attacks by heavily armed goldminers … Continue reading Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

Water Protector sentenced to 8 years in Federal Prison for actions to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

For Immediate Release Thursday, July 1st, 2021 Editor’s note: If anyone should still have any doubts that we are living in CORPORATE FASCISM, this is imminent proof. From the statement by Jessica and Ruby when they openly admitted and took full credit for carrying out eco-sabotage: “Some may view these actions as violent, but be not … Continue reading Water Protector sentenced to 8 years in Federal Prison for actions to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

751 unmarked graves is ‘a wake up call’

This article originally appeared in Indian Country Today on Jun 24. Republished with permission. Editor’s note: DGR stands in deep solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. The American Holocaust is the largest genocide in human history, and it is ongoing. The catholic church and the school system, two of the most disgusting and evil institutions of … Continue reading 751 unmarked graves is ‘a wake up call’

Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This article originally appeared on the Protect Thacker Pass Blog. Featured image: Photo of Damon Clarke, chairman of the Hualapai Tribe by Josh Kelety   Thacker Pass gets a mention in this article in the Phoenix New Times about another proposed lithium mine in Arizona, one that would use the same sulfuric acid leaching process that the … Continue reading Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

After two collapses, a third Vale dam at ‘imminent risk of rupture’

Vale, the Brazilian mining company responsible for two deadly dam collapses since 2015, has another dam that’s at “imminent risk of rupture,” a government audit warns. The Xingu dam at Vale’s Alegria mine in Mariana municipality, Minas Gerais state, has been retired since 1998, but excess water in the mining waste that it’s holding back … Continue reading After two collapses, a third Vale dam at ‘imminent risk of rupture’

Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil

Brazil’s Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens has been fighting for decades against the privatization of water and for popular control over natural resources. This article originally appeared in Roarmag. Featured image: Vale open pit iron ore mine, Carajas, Para, 2009 By Caitlin Schroering Todos somos atingidos (“We are all affected”) — Common MAB saying A … Continue reading Inside the struggle for water sovereignty in Brazil

Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant’s Drilling Projects in Uganda

Editor’s note: The company has already sold a handful of its onshore oil blocks over the past 10 years, citing the need to cut risk due to community unrest and continued sabotage attacks on its oil installations. These blocks had been snapped up by Nigerian indigenous operators including Seplat Petroleum, Aiteo E&P, First Hydrocarbons and … Continue reading Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant’s Drilling Projects in Uganda

Armed miners launch violent attacks on Yanomami in Brazil

Originally published in Survival International Featured image: Gold miners work illegally on the Yanomami’s land, Brazil, 2003. © Colin Jones/Survival Heavily armed goldminers have launched a series of attacks on the Yanomami community of Palimiú in the northern Amazon. Hutukara Yanomami Association reports that on May 16, 15 boats full of miners opened fire on … Continue reading Armed miners launch violent attacks on Yanomami in Brazil