Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

Featured image: Casey Camp-Horinek with her granddaughter      by Movement Rights / via Intercontinental Cry San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing the rights … Continue reading Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

The Gentrification of Womanhood

Featured image: Crosses marking the mass grave of femicide victims in Chihuahua (Wikipedia)      by Raquel Rosario Sanchez / Feminist Current These are hard times for women. The feminist movement of the 70s and 80s raised awareness about violence against women on a global scale. As a result, today, we are able to identify the … Continue reading The Gentrification of Womanhood

Dispatch from the Colorado River: Headwaters

The latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit can be found here. You’re invited to join us in the courtroom. By Will Falk / Photo … Continue reading Dispatch from the Colorado River: Headwaters

Dispatch from the Colorado River: What Does the River Need?

     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition When I agreed to serve as a “next friend” to the Colorado River in a first-ever federal lawsuit seeking personhood and rights of nature for the river, I agreed to represent the river’s interests in court. On a general level, it’s not difficult to … Continue reading Dispatch from the Colorado River: What Does the River Need?

Challenge to AIM Pipeline Approval Goes to DC Circuit Court

     by Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion    Washington, D.C.– Two and half years after asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reverse its decision to permit construction of the “Algonquin” Pipeline Expansion, residents are finally getting their day in court. Ellen Weininger  from Westchester County, New York made the trip to DC Circuit … Continue reading Challenge to AIM Pipeline Approval Goes to DC Circuit Court

Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Featured image: Red Butte. Located just 6 miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this sacred site is in danger because of the Canyon uranium mine that operates adjacent. Photo Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year. It’s one of the … Continue reading Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the US was filed on September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of the complaint can be found here.      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In the war for social and environmental justice, even the best lawyers rarely serve as … Continue reading The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Featured image: Three young brothers and their mother, from a family with 6 children overall – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled to Bilwi, Nicaragua in August of 2015 from the frontier community of Santa Clara. Their family is struggling to get by in Bilwi; they are not used to needing money to survive. They don’t … Continue reading Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Outrage as Tour Operators Sell “Human Safaris” to Andaman Islands

Featured image: Still from video showing Jarawa girls forced to dance for tourists along the illegal Andaman Trunk Road. © Anon      by Survival International Tour operators in India’s Andaman Islands are selling “human safaris” to the reserve of a recently-contacted tribe, despite government promises to ban the practice. Tourists travel along a road through the Jarawa’s forest, … Continue reading Outrage as Tour Operators Sell “Human Safaris” to Andaman Islands

Help Stop 750+ New Extreme Oil Wells

From safeenergynow.org: “Dear Santa Barbara County Supervisors, I urge Santa Barbara County to deny the three oil projects, totaling 750 new wells, proposed by ERG, AERA, and Petro Rock. These projects would drill through Santa Maria Groundwater Basin, the largest aquifer in the county, and use cyclic steam injection, which causes 4x as much air … Continue reading Help Stop 750+ New Extreme Oil Wells

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