Categories Archives: The Solution: Resistance

Vermont Senate calls for a constitutional amendment to abolish “corporate personhood”

By David Swanson / War Is A Crime The Vermont State Senate voted today calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech and can be regulated in political campaigns. The vote was 26-3. State Senator Virginia Lyons (D) spearheaded the effort, working … Continue reading Vermont Senate calls for a constitutional amendment to abolish “corporate personhood”

Diné and Hopi people protest latest effort by government to steal water for cities and corporations

By Drew Sully / Indigenous Action A group of Diné and Hopi people ( including traditional people and elders) upset by the latest colonial attack on indigenous peoples water rights, gathered to protest the visits of two US Senators to the Navajo Nation today.  The people had gathered to say “no deal” to s2109, the … Continue reading Diné and Hopi people protest latest effort by government to steal water for cities and corporations

EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

By Andrew Pollack / The New York Times The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said that the widely used herbicide 2,4-D would remain on the market, denying a petition from an environmental group that sought to revoke the chemical’s approval. The E.P.A. said that the environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, had not adequately … Continue reading EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

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

Dongria Kondh people of India vow to continue struggle against mining corporation Vedanta

By Jason Burke / The Guardian The leaders of thousands of forest-dwelling tribesmen who have fought for years to preserve their ancestral lands from exploitation by an international mining corporation have promised to continue their struggle whatever the decision in a key hearing before India’s supreme court on Monday. Dubbed the “real-life Avatar” after the … Continue reading Dongria Kondh people of India vow to continue struggle against mining corporation Vedanta

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

Wounaan people of Panama attacked, two killed, while defending endangered Cocobolo trees

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry Two people have died and three others are injured following a confrontation between indigenous peoples and loggers of an endangered tree in Panama. The conflict began began on March 30, when a group of Wounaan attempted to burn logging equipment that was being used by a group of loggers working … Continue reading Wounaan people of Panama attacked, two killed, while defending endangered Cocobolo trees

Villagers in China clash with police over land theft measures by government

By Tania Branigan / The Guardian Rural residents protesting against land grabs have clashed with police in north and south-west China, according to accounts posted online, in the latest cases to be sparked by one of the country’s most potent sources of unrest. Villagers in south-western Yunnan province were arrested and injured when police broke … Continue reading Villagers in China clash with police over land theft measures by government

Lakota people take part in hunger strike against tar sands pipelines

In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a 48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline—and all tar sands pipelines—they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands in the U.S and in Canada.

On Sunday, dozens of hunger strikers and supporters marched at a rally against tar sands oil mining operations and pipelines in Eagle Butte, S.D., an impoverished community on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, close to TransCanada’s 1,700 mile proposed Keystone XL pipeline route to refineries in the Gulf. ... Continue reading →

Displaced Q’eqchi Maya in Guatemala demand return of land, moratorium on mining

By Danilo Valladares “We want land where we can live and grow food to feed ourselves,” said Pedro Ichich, one of several thousand indigenous farmers who marched to the Guatemalan capital to demand solutions to the ageold conflict over land. The government of right-wing President Otto Pérez Molina met with representatives of the demonstrators this … Continue reading Displaced Q’eqchi Maya in Guatemala demand return of land, moratorium on mining