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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

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

Indian police trying to prevent Dongria Kondh ceremony on sacred mountain

By Survival International Security forces are cracking down on the Dongria Kondh tribe as they prepare for a religious festival this weekend at the top of India’s most contentious mountain. Hundreds are determined to attend the Niyamraja ritual in the sacred Niyamgiri Hills, which are at the center of a controversial mining project involving UK … Continue reading Indian police trying to prevent Dongria Kondh ceremony on sacred mountain

Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

By ICTMN Staff The Alaska Native group REDOIL has joined with eight environmental groups in an effort to stop a drilling ship from drilling in Arctic waters, the Associated Press reports. The drilling ship Noble Discoverer, operating for Shell Oil, was granted an air quality permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to drill three … Continue reading Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

Strangely like war: Dayak people in Malaysia fighting palm oil companies for survival

The fate of a Dayak community deep in the interior of East Kalimantan demonstrates how Indonesia must safeguard the rights of indigenous people who practise a sustainable lifestyle if it is to meet ambitious targets to reduce emissions from deforestation, alleges an organisation that specialises in investigating environmental crimes. ... Continue reading →

Tanzanian government dispossessing indigenous peoples for sake of foreign corporations

By Shadrack Kavilu, Gáldu Despite years of outcry by international human rights institutions and local activists urging the government of Tanzania to recognize and respect indigenous rights, cases of systematic land alienation and forced evictions continue to be meted on indigenous people. Indigenous peoples’ ancestral land is mostly perceived by government as idle or underutilized and … Continue reading Tanzanian government dispossessing indigenous peoples for sake of foreign corporations

Fracking and oil drilling threatening Mapuche people in Argentina

Members of the Mapuche community say the Argentine government’s aggressive push to increase energy supplies by allowing oil companies to explore in their lands will cause irreversible environmental and social damage.

According to Argentina´s Energy Secretariat, close to 87 percent of Argentina’s energy is generated from fossil fuels. The government agency said that in 1988 Argentina had enough gas supplies for 36 years. But by 2009, this outlook was slashed to seven years. Oil supplies fell from 14 to nine in the same period. ... Continue reading →

Ecuador court rejects latest Chevron attempt to evade $18 billion judgement

With its options dwindling and the mistakes of its legal team mounting, Chevron has suffered another courtroom setback in its eleventh-hour attempt to block indigenous rainforest communities from enforcing their $18 billion judgment against the oil giant´s assets around the world. ... Continue reading →

AIM Colorado Speaks on KGNU & at Occupy Denver

This past Valentines Day, members of Colorado AIM (American Indian Movement) visited KGNU to talk about past & present campaigns they’re involved in, including the campaign against the Suncor Energy oil refinery, which is refining and spilling dirty tar sands oil right here in Colorado. Listen to the entire interview here (skip ahead to minute 35 … Continue reading AIM Colorado Speaks on KGNU & at Occupy Denver