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The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

DGR member and lawyer Will Falk explains why the legal and regulatory system is structurally incapable of defending the natural world from threats, because it was never designed to do this. His conclusion is that communities must organize around revolutionary, ecological principles to defend the land themselves. We cannot rely on government to do it … Continue reading The Legal System Will Not Save the Planet

Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

     by Diana Manzo / Intercontinental Cry  Este artículo está disponible en español aquí San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, Mexico — Twelve years ago in the verdant Ocotlán Valley of Mexico, a group of men and women of Zapotec origin watched as their crops of vegetables and flowers began to wither away. A long … Continue reading Zapotec Water Sowers Are Fighting to Defend Aquifers

Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

On Friday, November 16 at 2 pm Pacific Time, a group will be presenting the Governor at the State Capitol in Olympia with a demand to remove the lower Snake River dams immediately. Event details: The Southern Residents need you !!!! Now more then ever. The Orca Task force’s preliminary recommendations do not include Breaching … Continue reading Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

Maasai Villagers Win a Major Victory in the East African Court of Justice in Case Against Tanzanian Government

Featured image: an eviction of Maasai in Loliondo. Photo: tourismobserver.com      by Oakland Institute Oakland, CA—On September 25, 2018, the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) awarded a major victory to four Maasai villages fighting for their rights to their land in northern Tanzania. The case revolves around violent government-led evictions of Maasai villagers in Loliondo – … Continue reading Maasai Villagers Win a Major Victory in the East African Court of Justice in Case Against Tanzanian Government

Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection

Featured image: A grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. Jim Peaco / National Park Service      by Olivia Rosane / Ecowatch A federal judge restored endangered species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park on Monday, The Huffington Post reported, putting a permanent halt to plans by Wyoming and Idaho to launch the first Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt in four decades. U.S. District … Continue reading Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection

Historic Indigenous Legal Victory Against Gold Mining in the Amazon

Featured image:  The community of Sinangoe gathered in front of the courtroom in Lumbaqui (Succumbíos) on July 27th 2018.      by Nicolas Mainville, Amazon Frontlines / Intercontinental Cry In a lawsuit that will inspire and galvanize many other indigenous communities across the Amazon for years to come, the Kofan of Sinangoe have won a trial … Continue reading Historic Indigenous Legal Victory Against Gold Mining in the Amazon

Stunning Victory for Indigenous Nations as Canada Halts Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Featured image: Pipeline intended to cross Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Robert McGouey / Getty Images      by Lorraine Chow / Ecowatch A Canadian court “quashed” approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Thursday, a major setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose government agreed to purchase the controversial project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion Canadian … Continue reading Stunning Victory for Indigenous Nations as Canada Halts Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

Featured image: Wangan and Jagalingou cultural leader Adrian Burragubba visits Doongmabulla Springs in Australia. The Wangan and Jagalingou are fighting a proposed coal mine that would likely destroy the springs, which are sacred to the Indigenous Australian group.      by Noni Austin / Ecowatch For tens of thousands of years, the Wangan and Jagalingou … Continue reading Indigenous Australians Take Fight Against Giant Coal Mine to the United Nations

Water Grab Opponents Declare Victory: Nevada State Engineer Rejects SNWA’s Water Applications

Featured image: Great Basin National Park from Spring Valley, Nevada      by Great Basin Water Network Ely, Nevada: A broad coalition of Nevadans committed to protecting the state’s water resources are declaring victory in their opposition to the SNWA groundwater pipeline. They applaud a ruling by the Nevada State Engineer denying all water rights … Continue reading Water Grab Opponents Declare Victory: Nevada State Engineer Rejects SNWA’s Water Applications

Menominee Tribe Challenges Michigan DEQ for Greenlighting Back Forty Mine

     by Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin / Intercontinental Cry LANSING, Mich. – The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has filed a petition for a contested case hearing on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) issuance of a Wetland Permit for the Back Forty Mine. The Wetland Permit, issued in June, is the final … Continue reading Menominee Tribe Challenges Michigan DEQ for Greenlighting Back Forty Mine