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Time is Short: Stop the Flows, Stop the Machine

Industrial civilization is killing the planet. It is, by its very nature, entirely dependent upon tearing & rending apart the fabric of the living world for the raw materials which sustain industrial society. As civilization fells ever more forests, blows apart ever more mountains, dams ever more rivers, vacuums ever more fisheries, drains ever more … Continue reading Time is Short: Stop the Flows, Stop the Machine

Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

By Agence France-Presse Crews were working Thursday to clean up as much as 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled onto a Minnesota field after a mile-long train derailed. It was not yet clear whether the Canadian Pacific train was transporting regular crude or oil from the Alberta tar sands, but the spill will certainly add … Continue reading Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

First Nations may engage in economic blockades if Canada refuses treaty talks

First Nations leaders have discussed plans to launch country-wide economic disruptions by the middle of January if Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn’t agree to hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s demand for a treaty meeting, APTN National News has learned. During three days of meetings and teleconferences, chiefs from across the country discussed a plan setting Jan. 16 as the day to launch a campaign of indefinite economic disruptions, including railway and highway blockades, according to two chiefs who were involved in the talks who requested anonymity. ... Continue reading →

Awá people shut down railway servicing world’s largest iron mine

By Survival International A protest involving Earth’s most threatened tribe, the Awá, has forced the world’s largest iron ore mine to suspend operations along its main railway line. On Tuesday, hundreds of Indians including the Awá, took to the tracks of Vale’s Carajás railway to voice their opposition to Brazilian government plans that could weaken … Continue reading Awá people shut down railway servicing world’s largest iron mine

Rising Tide Australia forces shutdown of coal railway project

By Rising Tide Australia Activists entered the Hunter 8 Alliance compound at Rutherford before dawn today, erecting a wooden tripod to block access to the site, which is part of a Federally funded project to increase coal haulage capacity in the Hunter Valley. Activist Ned Haughton scaled the 10 metre high structure, where he remained … Continue reading Rising Tide Australia forces shutdown of coal railway project

Protestors chain themselves to tracks to block coal train near Duke Energy plant

By Steve Lyttle / Charlotte Observer Six people were arrested Thursday morning in Catawba County after a group of protesters from Greenpeace and three other organizations blocked a train from entering Duke Energy’s steam-powered plant in Catawba County by chaining themselves to the tracks. The group aimed the protest at Duke Energy, for its use … Continue reading Protestors chain themselves to tracks to block coal train near Duke Energy plant