Fundraiser Event at High Noon Saloon in Madison (3/25)

Join us for a Deep Green Resistance fundraiser event on March 25th, 2012, beginning at 7:00pm, at the High Noon Salon in Madison, WI, located at 701 A E. Washington Avenue. The event will include musical acts by: Harmonious Wail, Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, and Arp of the Covenant. In addition, there will … Continue reading Fundraiser Event at High Noon Saloon in Madison (3/25)

DGR Colorado collaborating with other groups to demonstrate against Suncor refinery

By Earth First! Newswire In an open letter, several organizations including Colorado American Indian Movement, Deep Green Resistance Colorado, Front Range Rising Tide, 350.org, Occupy Denver and Boulder Food Rescue announce they coming together for a demonstration on Saturday, March 10th, with families from the local communities that are directly affected by the Commerce City … Continue reading DGR Colorado collaborating with other groups to demonstrate against Suncor refinery

Georgian activists mobilizing against new dam projects

By Natia Kuprashvili / Environment News Service The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections. At least 20 villages are expected to be submerged by the reservoirs created by … Continue reading Georgian activists mobilizing against new dam projects

“Big Conservation” organizations using public reputations to sell out forests

Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and the organic industry encourages its supporters to buy the resulting timber and food under the newly devised … Continue reading “Big Conservation” organizations using public reputations to sell out forests

Iowa government mobilizes to shield factory farms from scrutiny

By Tom Philpott On Friday, Iowa governor Terry Branstad signed a bill that will make it much more difficult for animal-welfare advocates to sneak cameras into Iowa’s factory livestock farms. The bill’s fate is being watched nationwide, because Iowa’s factory farms grow more hogs and keep more egg-laying hens than those of any other state. … Continue reading Iowa government mobilizes to shield factory farms from scrutiny

Rampant mining in Australia threatens Great Barrier Reef

By Oliver Milman / The Guardian A UN environmental team has arrived in Australia for a crunch 10-day assessment of the Great Barrier Reef, warning that the coral ecosystem is at a “crossroads” due to the soaring activity of the mining industry in the World Heritage Area. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation … Continue reading Rampant mining in Australia threatens Great Barrier Reef

Organized group bombs natural gas pipeline in Egypt

By Agence France-Presse Two explosions on Monday hit a pipeline which supplies Egyptian gas to Israel and Jordan, marking the 13th such attack in just over a year, security officials said. Six gunmen in an unmarked vehicle set explosives in two different parts of the pipeline, about 15 metres (yards) apart, one official told AFP. … Continue reading Organized group bombs natural gas pipeline in Egypt

USDA continues to purchase “pink slime” for school lunches

By David Knowles The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s continued purchase of so-called pink slime for school lunches makes no sense, according to two former microbiologists at the Food Safety Inspection Service. “I have a 2-year-old son,” microbiologist Gerald Zirnstein told The Daily. “And you better believe I don’t want him eating pink slime when he … Continue reading USDA continues to purchase “pink slime” for school lunches

In aftermath of BP oil spill, Gulf fisheries continue to decline

By Dahr Jamail / Al Jazeera Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP. Fishermen, in particular, are seeing their way of life threatened with extinction – both from lack of an adequate legal settlement and collapsing fisheries. One of these people, Greg … Continue reading In aftermath of BP oil spill, Gulf fisheries continue to decline

Despite river diversion, anti-dam activists in Colombia vow to win

By Polinizaciones “This is not done here, we will continue to fight, but this feels worse than when the humans destroy the tree in the movie AVATAR,” lamented Luisa Aguas, from the local community organization Comunidad. On March 3 at approximately 5:37pm, Emgesa, affiliate of Spanish-Italian Energy Giant Enel-Endesa, announcedthat they had successfully begun the … Continue reading Despite river diversion, anti-dam activists in Colombia vow to win

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