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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

Activists occupying planned nuclear site in the UK

By John Vidal, The Guardian Environmental activists have occupied the site of what is planned to be Britain’s first new nuclear power station since 1995, and on Friday accused EDF of “ignoring democracy” and starting work on the £10bn project without permission to build the station. Eight people have occupied the semi-derelict Langborough farmhouse on … Continue reading Activists occupying planned nuclear site in the UK

Judge won’t stop Sea Shepherd from pursuing whalers

By The Associated Press A US federal judge in Seattle has declined to immediately restrain the activities of the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group. Judge Richard Jones said he would issue a written ruling later, but that he’s inclined to deny a request for a preliminary injunction made by Japanese whalers against the Washington state-based Sea … Continue reading Judge won’t stop Sea Shepherd from pursuing whalers

Following oil spill, Venezuelans protest lack of clean water

By the Associated Press Hundreds of protesters blocked streets and burned tires in eastern Venezuela on Wednesday to demand clean water after a recent oil spill polluted rivers and streams that supply local storage tanks. “We have not had water for a week,” said Maria Rodriguez, an angry 26-year-old housewife who joined the protest in … Continue reading Following oil spill, Venezuelans protest lack of clean water

Colombian police violently removes anti-dam protestors

By Polinizaciones ESMAD (riot police) in Huila, Colombia began the forced removal of the fisher-people, campesinos, miners, day laborers and others who have been blocking the diverting of the Magdalena River for the Quimbo Dam early Tuesday morning. The diverting of the river was being blocked by a peaceful occupation of the area known as Domingo … Continue reading Colombian police violently removes anti-dam protestors

Militant group MEND issues bomb threats against South African corporations

By Emma Amaize / Vanguard After cessation of hostilities for some months in the Niger-Delta, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, weekend, threatened to bomb telecommunication giant, MTN, SACOIL and other  investments of South Africa  in Nigeria because of alleged  interference of President Jacob Zuma in its struggle for justice in the … Continue reading Militant group MEND issues bomb threats against South African corporations

Two dead and 40 injured in Panama police attack

By Survival International A week-long protest ended violently on Sunday after police moved in on a group of Ngobe-Buglé Indians in the Chiriquí province of western Panama. Protestors had blockaded part of the Pan-American Highway, the main transport link connecting the Americas. But on Sunday the police moved in with tear-gas, forcing the crowds to … Continue reading Two dead and 40 injured in Panama police attack

Occupy the Machine US Speaking Tour

Announcing the Occupy the Machine Cross-Country Speaking Tour Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% – Are You Ready?  For ten thousand years, the 1% have been turning living creatures into dead commodities and robbing everyone to accumulate wealth. The Earth is now on the brink of biotic collapse. We get closer to the precipice … Continue reading Occupy the Machine US Speaking Tour

Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% Has Begun

Our Bodies Will Be Our Demand Photo Credit: Not a DGR Action. Earth First and Rising Tide blockaded a gas-fired power plant construction site in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2008. Occupy the Machine is an ad hoc umbrella group using serious, sustained direct action campaigns to shut down major targets that destroy the land … Continue reading Occupy the Machine – Stop the 1% Has Begun