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Musqueam First Nation protests condominium development that would desecrate burial site

By Murray Bush / Vancouver Media Co-op The Musqueam First Nation has vowed to shut down condo construction to protect a major ancient burial site at the Marpole Midden. Infant graves were unearthed by heavy excavating equipment at the Vancouver location this week. More than 100 Musqueam and supporters marched to the construction project at … Continue reading Musqueam First Nation protests condominium development that would desecrate burial site

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

Italian activists rescue beagles from puppy mill raising dogs for vivisection

By Giornale Di Brescia They broke through or climbed over the gate networks. They made their way inside the farm and opened the cages, taking away puppies, pregnant mothers, and all the little beagle puppies they could find. It was a raid organized by Occupy Green Hill to demand the closure of the mill. The … Continue reading Italian activists rescue beagles from puppy mill raising dogs for vivisection

Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

By Maurice Garland / The Loop 21 Nowadays the words “Stand Your Ground” have almost become synonymous with “no fair” and “unjust,” due mostly to the non-arrest of George Zimmerman the night he shot Trayvon Martin and that law that protected him up until just last week. But the cases of John McNeil and now Marissa Alexander have highlighted … Continue reading Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

“Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

By Jeff Conant / AlterNet Invoking the spirit of international peasant farmer movements La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Movimento Sem Terra, hundreds of people entered a five-acre plot of land at the Berkeley/Albany border on Sunday April 22, in one of this spring’s first high-profile actions of the Occupy movement. Their goal? To farm the … Continue reading “Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

Logging company in PNG hires police to lock indigenous landowners in shipping containers

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Locals protesting the destruction of their forest in Papua New Guinea for two palm oil plantations say police have been sent in for a second time to crack-down on their activities, even as a Commission of Inquiry (COI) investigates the legality of the concession. Traditional landowners in Pomio District on … Continue reading Logging company in PNG hires police to lock indigenous landowners in shipping containers

MEND attacks oil pipeline in Nigeria owned by Italian corporation Eni

By Valentina Za and Joe Brock / Reuters A crude oil pipeline owned by Italian oil and gas group Eni was attacked on Friday in Nigeria’s onshore Niger Delta and a militant group claimed the strike. Attacks in the restive region have been fewer since an amnesty for militants in 2009, although large-scale oil theft … Continue reading MEND attacks oil pipeline in Nigeria owned by Italian corporation Eni

Occupy the Machine Houston Action Postponement

Dear friends and supporters, Occupy the Machine organizers have made a very difficult decision. We have decided to postpone our refinery blockade action until further notice. We did not make the decision lightly. We are extremely disappointed that we have to postpone this action, but very comfortable that we made the right choice. Of the … Continue reading Occupy the Machine Houston Action Postponement

Nahua community in Mexico seeing its land defenders killed off one by one

By Maria Sanchez  / Upside Down World Tucked between sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean, perched on a small hill, is Xayakalan, home to members of the indigenous community, Santa Maria Ostula. Here, the sound of waves hitting the shore mixes with the cries of children playing among the wooden huts. Against this beautiful backdrop, … Continue reading Nahua community in Mexico seeing its land defenders killed off one by one