China’s $40 Billion Cross-Nicaragua Canal Stirs Controversy
by Marc Howe / Sourceable
The construction of a canal across Nicaragua has been the lofty ambition of eminent statesmen and empire-building tycoons since the colonial era, yet only now in the early 21st century is it set to become a reality.
The Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Group (HKND) has managed to cinch the exclusive rights to the construction of a canal spanning the Central American…
Stop Line 9! Call for Solidarity Actions on March 19th
Photo: Reclaim Turtle Island
Without surprise, the National Energy Board has approved the reversal of the Line 9 pipeline. This pipeline crosses every single tributary that flows into Lake Ontario, and cuts up the north shore of the St. Lawrence river….
It was anticipated that this information be released on March. 19th. Instead the rubber-stamping came early.
700 Villagers Clash with Cops at anti-Hydro Power Blockade in Georgia
Video still from Adjara TV’s report
TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia Saturday broke up a protest in a village where a Norwegian company wants to build a hydro power plant.
About two hundred policemen were mobilized to break through a road block put up by villagers in Ghurta, in the south western Adjara region of Georgia.
They were joined by people from…
Anti-Fracking Protesters Take Over Manchester City Centre
Twitter / Yunnus Mulla
More than 1,000 people gathered in the centre of Manchester today to protest about the exploration of shale gas reserves, and UK government plans to ramp up the practice of fracking.
About 1,200 demonstrators opposed to the controversial gas extraction method gathered in Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre at midday before…
UK: ALF Activists Jailed in 1980s Appealing Convictions Due to Police Involvement
from BBC News
The Animal Liberation Front, protesting against the fur trade, claimed responsibility for fires at the Debenhams stores in Luton (pictured), Harrow and Romford
Andrew Clarke and Geoff Sheppard were convicted of planting incendiary devices at Debenhams stores in Romford and Luton in 1987.
An undercover police officer allegedly planted a third device at a branch in Harrow to help…
Police Car Window Smashed, Four Arrested at Standoff Between Mohawks and RCMP on Rail Tracks
The RCMP have cracked down against a blockade erected by Mohawks to protest the Canadian government’s inaction regarding murdered and missing indigenous women.
At least twenty police officers, armed with high powered rifles, arrived at the scene to disperse the protestors. In the ensuing conflict, a police car window was smashed, and four protestors were arrested.
Enbridge’s Line 9 Reversal Gets Green Light Despite Opposition
from Canadian Press
The National Energy Board has approved energy giant Enbridge’s plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that has been running between southern Ontario and Montreal for years.
The green light for the Calgary-based company is subject to certain conditions and requirements.
A statement from the National Energy Board says “the board’s conditions require…
Two New Giant Tar Sands Pipelines Proposed in Canada
by Mychaylo Prystupa / Vancouver Observer
Fort McMurray, Alberta tar sands operations. Photo: Kris Krug
In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones. If built, the pipelines would rapidly expand Alberta’s oil sands, cause massive environmental impacts, and trigger thousands of new jobs, according to several observers.
The first project –…
New Sabotage Follows 5-day Blockade Against Waste Site in Algeria
Protesters have pelted the commuter trains from the capital of Algieria
Trains in the eastern suburbs of Algiers were stalled for more than a day, due to “malicious acts” committed on Wednesday night against catenary poles used to power electric trains.
The National League of Rail Transport ( SNTF ) explains that the disruption of rail traffic interruption of the…
Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity on Networks of Resistance to Fracking
by FireWorks / indybay
As the the drought, global climate chaos, and the fallout of industrial capitalism continues to be felt throughout the world, the issue of fracking looms as a potential for mass struggle against resource extraction – especially within California. Across North America, many indigenous groups are already waging various battles over fracking and the removal of resources from…