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Underground Action Calendar refreshed

Our Underground Action Calendar lists attacks from as far back as the 1970s, to inspire and serve as a research tool. We include a variety of actions from around the world, some carried out by individuals, some by organized militant groups. Targets range from local earth-destroying construction equipment to networks of oil wells and pipelines. … Continue reading Underground Action Calendar refreshed

Peru: Priest’s notorious “Death Road” to cut uncontacted tribes in two

Featured image: The Amazon Uncontacted Frontier, a large area on the Peru-Brazil border that is home to the largest concentration of uncontacted tribes in the world. © Survival International      By Survival International A new “death road” advocated by a notorious Italian priest is set to cut in two the land of several uncontacted … Continue reading Peru: Priest’s notorious “Death Road” to cut uncontacted tribes in two

Chiapas communities organize to protect sacred lagoon from tourist highway

Featured image: Candelaria residents erect a fence around the Suyul Lagoon to help protect it from intruders. (Waging Nonviolence/Sandra Cuffe) By Sandra Cuffe / Waging Nonviolence The reeds and grasses are as tall as Sebastián Pérez Méndez, if not taller. The vegetation is so thick it’s hard to see the water in the Suyul Lagoon … Continue reading Chiapas communities organize to protect sacred lagoon from tourist highway

Toxic Runoff Among Threats to Coho Salmon

Editor’s note: this recent study found that Coho salmon are killed within hours by the runoff from roads in Seattle — and researchers aren’t sure exactly what compound (or mixture) is responsible. One thing is for sure: runoff is a minor problem compared to the main threats to salmon: dams, industrial overfishing, logging, and global … Continue reading Toxic Runoff Among Threats to Coho Salmon

Proposed highway in Peruvian Amazon endangers uncontacted indigenous people

By Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian A fierce row has broken out over a controversial plan to drive a road through pristine Amazon rainforest, imperilling the future of some of the world’s last uncontacted tribes. The 125-mile (200km) road would pass through the Alto Purús national park in Peru, connecting a remote area to the … Continue reading Proposed highway in Peruvian Amazon endangers uncontacted indigenous people