Mexican court suspends mining in sacred territory of the Wixarika

By Wirikuta Defense Front The federal courts have definitively granted the suspension of the violations claimed by the Wixarika (Huichol) People in order that no exploitation permit be granted for the La Luz mining project, in the Municipality of Catorce in San Luis Potosí, so long as the core issue remains unresolved. Given the failure … Continue reading Mexican court suspends mining in sacred territory of the Wixarika

Police agencies in the United States to begin using drones in 90 days

By Watertown Daily Times Coming soon to the skies above you — drones, drones and more drones. And all giving police and who knows who else the chance to peek into your backyard. Legislation just signed by President Obama directs the Federal Aviation Administration to open the skies to remotely controlled drones within the next … Continue reading Police agencies in the United States to begin using drones in 90 days

More than 5,000 rally against rare earth refinery in Malaysia

By Agence France Presse China currently supplies about 95 percent of world demand for rare earths, which are used in high-tech equipment from iPods to missiles and have seen prices soar in recent years. Lynas hopes to begin operations within months, producing an initial 11,000 tonnes of rare earths a year and effectively breaking the … Continue reading More than 5,000 rally against rare earth refinery in Malaysia

Occupy movement targeting corporate governance project ALEC

By Will Potter / Green is the New Red More than 70 cities will be protesting corporations that are part of a secretive lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, that helps corporate interests literally write our laws. Occupy Portland has called for a national day of protest on February 29. The protests … Continue reading Occupy movement targeting corporate governance project ALEC

Activists against mountaintop removal and fracking joining forces in West Virginia

By Dave Cooper / Huffington Post While combating dirty fossil-fuel energy sources like coal and shale gas, activists can sometimes find themselves so intensely focused on one issue that they lose track of important developments in other related fossil fuel campaigns. Mountain Justice Spring Break (MJSB), March 21-28 in northern West Virginia, seeks to build … Continue reading Activists against mountaintop removal and fracking joining forces in West Virginia

Mining corporations greedily eyeing sacred mountains of Huichol Indians

By William Booth, The Washington Post REAL DE CATORCE, Mexico — For the Huichol Indians, the desert mountains here are sacred, a cosmic portal with major mojo, where shamans collect the peyote that fuels the waking dreams that hold the universe together. For a Canadian mining company, these same hills look like a billion dollars … Continue reading Mining corporations greedily eyeing sacred mountains of Huichol Indians

Film Review: The “Feminism” of Maggie Thatcher

By Gail Dines I usually like watching Meryl Streep, but I seriously hope that she doesn’t win an Oscar on Sunday for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. I couldn’t stand the thought of more people going to see such a dreadful piece of right-wing propaganda.  I actually paid money to see The Iron Lady, a new … Continue reading Film Review: The “Feminism” of Maggie Thatcher

Fracking chemicals found in water near drilling area; environmental agency refuses further testing

By Kevin Begos, Associated Press A western Pennsylvania woman says state environmental officials refused to do follow-up tests after their lab reported her drinking water contained chemicals that could be from nearby gas drilling. At least 10 households in the rural Woodlands community, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, have complained that recent drilling impacted … Continue reading Fracking chemicals found in water near drilling area; environmental agency refuses further testing

Nyoongar people of Australia reject billion dollar offer for land title

By Ahni, Intercontinental Cry A Nyoongar Tent Embassy was established on Perth’s Heirisson Island this month in response to a Billion dollar proposal by the Western Australia government that would force the Nyoongar to surrender their land title, permanently. For elders like Uncle Richard Wilkes, surrendering his custodianship of land is unthinkable, as the proposed … Continue reading Nyoongar people of Australia reject billion dollar offer for land title

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