Thousands Flood Wall Street’s Financial District, Over 100 Arrested
from Revolution News
New York, NY — 3,000 people dressed in blue between Exchange Place and The Bull in Manhattan’s financial district, sitting down to interrupt the business day, targeting corporations and business financing, the fuel of the climate crisis. Events literally lasted all day long with a Direct Action training in the morning a march to the financial district in the early afternoon…
Extinction Island? Plans to Log Half an Island Could Endanger Over 40 Species
by Jeremy Hance / Mongabay
A new species of frog found only on Woodlark Island: Barygenys apodasta. Photo by: Fred Kraus.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html#pDSMwg3bBS280sqO.99
Woodlark Island is a rare place on the planet today. Just a little bigger than New York City, this small island off the coast Papua New Guinea is still covered in…
Traditional Indigenous Left Out of World Conference in New York
by Brenda Norrell / Censored News
As the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples begins in New York today, grassroots Indigenous Peoples say they have not be included.
While Native Peoples living on the land have not been included, the “Holy See” of the Catholic Church was given the floor at the opening session on Monday, despite documented sexual abuse and torture of Indigenous…
Anti-Mining Activist Pleads “No Contest” to Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
from Penokee Defenders
On Friday September 19th 2014, at the Iron County court house on Taconite St. Krow aka “Katie Kloth” made a non-cooperating plea of “no contest” to two charges with great hesitation and a heavy heart. The charges include, robbery with use of force a class e felony, and party to a crime criminal property damage, a class a misdemeanor. Two other property damage charges were…
Thoughts on Pacific Northwest Climate Marches
by Lilac / Earth First! Newswire
We arrived a little late to the Portland, Oregon, Peoples Climate March. Our friend was going to give a speech, and we had to rush the script to her after being told last-minute by the organizers that it had to be cut in half.
When we got there, a funk band played to a gathering of something like…
NGOs Are Cages: How Capitalists Control Mass Movements
by Stephanie McMillan / Counterpunch
We really need to understand the methods used by NGOs* to undermine radical political organizing efforts and divert us into political dead ends. The People’s Climate March is a good case study because it’s so blatant.
In South Florida, we saw the exact same process after the BP oil spill. Once the NGOs came in to the organizing meetings and were given the…
GE Trees + Climate Change = Social and Ecological Disaster
by Anne Petermann / Climate-Connections
“Plantations are not forests” Protest at the World Forestry Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009 Photo: Petermann/GJEP-GFC
In addition to being the day of the People’s Climate March, today is also the International Day of Action against Monoculture Tree Plantations. The issues of industrial tree plantations, genetically engineered trees and climate…
Confront Climate Profiteers: Flood Wall Street
In the wake of the Peoples Climate March, Wall Street Activist’s prepare for another round of peaceful civil disobedience against the Capitalist Swine of Wall Street.
With planned and advertised blockades, sit-ins, and shut downs of the financial district of New York on September 22nd 2014, there will be a natural expectation of a very high police presence and many arrest…