Categories Archives: Lobbying

Three Indigenous delegates talk COP26 and what’s missing in Canada’s climate efforts

Editor’s note: You don’t have to be indigenous to love the land you live on but it certainly gives moral authority. And in the fight against settler colonialism gives a much greater legitimate claim to virtue. They don’t even follow their own rules. Broken Treaties. This story first appeared in The Narwhal. Indigenous Peoples bear … Continue reading Three Indigenous delegates talk COP26 and what’s missing in Canada’s climate efforts

Highlights of new Infrastructure Bill just passed in the US

By Max Wilbert – Section 11318: Exempts oil and gas pipelines on most federal lands from environmental analysis. – Sections 40301-40333 (“Fuels and Technology Infrastructure Investments”): These sections propose nearly $15 billion in taxpayer subsidies for dirty energy, including oil, coal, gas, and woody biomass via investments in largely theoretical and unproven carbon capture and … Continue reading Highlights of new Infrastructure Bill just passed in the US

“People vs. Fossil Fuels’’: Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

This piece was first published at Democracy Now!     By AMY GOODMAN In response to the completion of the contested Line 3 pipeline, which is now reportedly operational, thousands of Indigenous leaders and climate justice advocates are kicking off the “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’ mobilization, an Indigenous-led five-day action of civil disobedience at the … Continue reading “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’: Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 9th-15th WEEK OF ACTION #ALLOUTFORWEDZINKWA

Original Press Release Cas Yikh of the Gidimt’en Clan are counting on supporters to go ALL OUT in a mobilization for the biggest battle yet to protect our sacred headwaters, Wedzin Kwa. We have remained steadfast in our fight for self-determination, and we are still unceded, undefeated, sovereign and victorious. In January 2019, when Gidimt’en … Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 9th-15th WEEK OF ACTION #ALLOUTFORWEDZINKWA

New Legal Campaign Aims to Protect People and Nature From Polluters’ ‘Irreparable Damage’

Editors note: DGR recognizes that governments can not give rights, they can only take them away. They serve to legitimize the rich and powerful with the laws that they make. “The legal system protects corporations from the outage of injured citizens and ensures environmental destruction. ” –Will Falk Knowing this we should still  use every … Continue reading New Legal Campaign Aims to Protect People and Nature From Polluters’ ‘Irreparable Damage’

On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Ana Villa has fearlessly confronted agribusiness multinationals and armed groups that have tried to take over the land where rural communities and Indigenous people live in the Colombian plains. She risks her life fighting for the rights of vulnerable communities in the municipality of Cumaribo, a region that serves as the intermediate zone between the … Continue reading On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

The Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 18, 2021 Contact: Julie Teel Simmonds, Center for Biological Diversity, (619) 990-2999, jteelsimmonds@biologicaldiversity.org Sharon Lavigne, RISE St. James, (225) 206-0900, sharonclavigne@gmail.com Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org Decision Follows Lawsuit, Permit Suspension, Public Pressure WASHINGTON— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday it will … Continue reading Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation

Editor’s note: We agree that “This is a landmark victory for the local communities who have stood up and held firm for over a decade to protect the climate, the Salish Sea, and their own health and safety.” We don’t put much hope into the Paris Agreement or all the UN climate summits. The best … Continue reading Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation

Repeating mistakes: why the plan to protect the world’s wildlife falls short

Editor’s note: The plan to protect the world’s wildlife (as well as the Paris Agreement) falls short because 1) Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization (Premise one), 2) The culture as a whole and most of its members are insane. The culture is driven by a … Continue reading Repeating mistakes: why the plan to protect the world’s wildlife falls short

Unearthing the buried truth about green mining

This article originally appeared in The Ecologist. Republished under Creative Commons 4.0. Editor’s note: It’s very important to be clear about the destructiveness of mining and organize resistance against governments and cooperations. While this article is only very cautiously mentioning degrowth, scaling back, and recycling as “solutions”, we believe that societies have to reject and … Continue reading Unearthing the buried truth about green mining