The Epic Fight to Protect Whales from the US Navy
by Brandon Keim / WIRED
A Blainville’s beaked whale. Photo: John Durban/NOAA
On the morning of March 15, 2000, 17 beaked whales stranded themselves on beaches in the northern Bahamas.
It was an terrible and extraordinary event: Beaked whales are the world’s deepest-diving mammals, and these creatures had spent most of their lives in deep undersea canyons. For even one to show up in shallow water…
Activists Break Down Fences as Hundreds Protest Tamboran Fracking
by Damian McCarney / AngloCelt
“It has happened,” says Blacklion GP Dr Carroll O’Dolan explaining the large turnout at a hastily convened anti-fracking protest on Monday evening. “And it is not something that might happen in Lancashire or might happen on video footage from Queensland or Alberta or Pennsylvannia – it’s happening in their own little townland, in their own village, in their own…
Arizona Forest Service Roads Spiked
Flagstaff authorities are seeking the public’s help to gather any information related to sharpened rebar that was placed in the Happy Jack area.
Forest Service law enforcement say that at least five pieces of the rebar was placed on forest roads that are frequented by off-highway vehicles.
The sharp pieces are responsible for slashing at least eight tires last weekend, according to…
Recent Amazon Oil Spill Has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People
by Barbara Fraser / Environmental Health News
Local men were covered with oil after being hired to find the leak in the submerged pipeline. Photo: Municipality of Urarinas
CUNINICO, Peru – On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of dead fish float past this tiny Kukama Indian community and into the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon.
A Parody of Populism: From the ‘Bumpkin Proletariat’ to the Utah Tar Sands
“[I would] immediately get every obstacle out of the way for our export of oil and gas. And I would begin drilling in every possible conceivable place within our territories” – Rand Paul (photo by Susan Walsh)
by Sasha / Earth First! Newswire
The Sagebrush Rebellion began in Moab, Utah, and created an upheaval in land management policy that is still felt today. Perhaps its most significant…
Greenpeace, Inuit Come Together to Fight Arctic Seismic Testing for Oil and Gas
from Daily Courier
Greenpeace and the Inuit are joining forces to protest Arctic seismic testing, warning Ottawa that its plans to gauge oil and gas reserves with high-intensity sound waves pose grave dangers to marine life.
Inuit activists are staging a protest Wednesday in Nunavut’s Clyde River, a tiny Baffin Island hamlet just above the Arctic Circle, a week after Greenpeace took their cause…
Worsening Conditons for Kevin After Terrorism Charges
For the initial days following the July 10th AETA indictment, Kevin Johnson was still being held in general population at Vandalia Correctional Center. As of July 17th, however, he was moved into segregational custody at the prison. Since then, he’s had almost no contact with the outside world, aside from one letter he was able to send and phone calls with attorneys.
Tar Sands Shutdown: Support Still Needed for Arrestees as Reports of Police Brutality Surface
One activist has been released and 20 remain in Uinta County Jail after yesterday’s blockade of the Utah tar sands processing plant in PR Springs.
The blockade came out of an action camp involving Utah Tar Sands Resistance and Peaceful Uprising, along with Indigenous land defenders from the Lakota, Dine,…