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Communities in Colombia organizing defense against foreign oil corporation

By Elias Cabrera / Inter Press Service & Corpwatch A thick fog flows over the eastern range of the Colombian Andes. Here and there, the constant wind lifts the clouds to reveal lagoons, cloud forests, and páramo, an Andean alpine ecosystem known as a “mountaintop sponge” for its massive water-holding capacity. Descending lower into the … Continue reading Communities in Colombia organizing defense against foreign oil corporation

Occupy the Machine issues call to action against extraction industry

From Occupy the Machine In Honor of Struggles Against the Extraction Industry Everywhere In Memory of the Workers Whose Lives Were Taken By BP Two Years Ago, Join Us In Saying: “CLEAN AIR AND WATER FOR ALL” “TAKE BACK EARTH DAY!” LET’S SHUT DOWN THE TAR SANDS AND BLOCKADE AN OIL REFINERY! Download this Call … Continue reading Occupy the Machine issues call to action against extraction industry

Quebec police dismantle Innu barricade against dam project

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry Quebec provincial police went on the march last Friday to dismantle a blockade that a group of Innu citizens erected to protest the construction of hydro transmission lines through their traditional territory. According to available reports, no one was arrested during the court-backed offensive, which the Innu passively tried to … Continue reading Quebec police dismantle Innu barricade against dam project

Oil pipeline trucks stopped by Oglala Lakota people at Pine Ridge Reservation

By Chase Iron Eyes / Last Read Indians March 5th, 2012, everyone had their ear to the new moccasin telegraph. Social networks, telephones, and word of mouth networks were abuzz with reports of Oglala Lakota Nationals preventing oil pipeline materials, destined for Canadian Tar sands and/or Keystone XL infrastructure locales or some unknown destination, from … Continue reading Oil pipeline trucks stopped by Oglala Lakota people at Pine Ridge Reservation

Aided by snitching LulzSec leader, FBI declares charges against five alleged hackers

By Jana Winter / Fox News Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — arrested three and … Continue reading Aided by snitching LulzSec leader, FBI declares charges against five alleged hackers

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

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

Protestors in India vow to stop dam project by any means necessary

By The Times of India NHPC’s 2000-MW Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project is likely to face more resistance in the coming days, with hundreds of anti-dam activists resolving on Thursday to launch a total blockade of all construction materials for the project. The agitators took the pledge in the presence of Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha … Continue reading Protestors in India vow to stop dam project by any means necessary

Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

By Edward Helmore / The Observer As she stands among villagers in the highlands of western Panama, their chosen leader, Silvia Carrera, is an image of bucolic harmony. Then Carrera, elected chief or general cacique of the Ngäbe-Buglé community, gestures to a woman who hands her a bag of spent US riot-control equipment – rubber … Continue reading Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees

By The Local Police cleared 1,000 protesters from a park at the Stuttgart 21 construction site overnight, making way for further work on the controversial rail project. Protesters set up barricades and some even encased their arms in concrete. City officials said on Wednesday morning they were pleased with how the operation in the Schlossgarten … Continue reading German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees