No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

Originally posted by The Guardian. 27/09/2016. By George Monbiot. Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means – either that or they have no intention of honouring it....

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Oil Change International, in collaboration with 350.org, Amazon Watch, APMDD, AYCC, Bold Alliance, Christian Aid, Earthworks, Équiterre, Global Catholic Climate Movement, HOMEF, Indigenous Environmental Network, IndyAct, Rainforest Action Network, and Stand.earth September 2016 DOWNLOAD REPORT A new study released by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around...

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a direct action movement against the...

World Conservation Congress Approves Historic Measure To Protect Indigenous Sacred Lands

World Conservation Congress Approves Historic Measure To Protect Indigenous Sacred Lands

Originally posted by Intercontinental Cry. 14/09/2016 By Hannibal Rhoades. In a landmark move that adds wind to the sails of indigenous struggles to protect sacred lands everywhere, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has passed a resolution declaring that all protected areas and the sacred lands of...

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Originally posted by The Guardian. 12/09/2016 By Rebecca Solnit. A pioneer monument and a lot of state troopers with batons and riot helmets stood between the mostly young native activists and the North Dakota state capitol on Friday afternoon. Many of the activists arriving at the capitol’s vast green lawn...

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

 Originally posted by National Observer. 22/09/2016 By Elizabeth McSheffrey The thunderous pounding of Indigenous drums echoed in the air on Thursday as more than 50 Indigenous nations across North America rallied together to sign a historic, pan-continental treaty alliance against oilsands expansion in their traditional territory. The collaboration, formalized at...

Mining Leaves a Menominee Tribe’s Hallowed Sites at Risk

Mining Leaves a Menominee Tribe’s Hallowed Sites at Risk

Originally posted by Environmental Health News. 20/09/ 2016 by Brian Bienkowski Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago. “I was in a van and when we drove by the White Rapids I looked over and saw an...

Protecting Your Community from Mining and Other Extractive Industries

Protecting Your Community from Mining and Other Extractive Industries

This updated document is a how-to guide for resisting mining and other extractive operations. Read the full guide online (pdf). Read the added supplement online (pdf). It provides strategies and tactics for preventing extraction, and for reducing damage if extraction is already underway. It guides community leaders in organizing and taking...

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

Originally posted by The Guardian. 19/09/2016 By John Vidal and Owen Bowcott. Environmental destruction and landgrabs could lead to governments and individuals being prosecuted for crimes against humanity by the international criminal court following a decision to expand its remit. The UN-backed court, which sits in The Hague, has mostly...

Shots fired at home of Mayan human rights defender Angelica Choc

Shots fired at home of Mayan human rights defender Angelica Choc

Originally posted by YLNM Member Rights Action. 18/09/2016. Just after midnight, Friday September 16, 2016, shots were fired at the home of Angelica Choc, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ human rights leader and community defender in El Estor, department of Izabal, Guatemala, while she slept inside with her youngest son and an...