Taiwan Protesters Siege Parliament to Stop 4th Nuclear Plant
from Revolution News
The Taiwan Parliament has been laid siege again by the public. On Earth Day to protest the construction of the 4th Nuclear Plant of the Ma Administration and to support the hunger strike of former chairman of DPP, Mr. Lin, I-Hsiung. Lin Yi-hsiung Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike in protest at a…
In Landmark Ruling, Jury Says Fracking Company Must Pay $3 Million to Sickened Family
by Emily Atkin / Climate Progress
In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, the sun sets behind an oil pump jack and the Rocky Mountains near Fredrick, Colo. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski
A family claiming they were sickened because of pollution from hydraulic fracturing operations near their home should be awarded $2.95 million for their troubles, a jury ruled on Tuesday.
The Parr family had sued Aruba…
New Photo Essay Documents Environmental and Social Struggles and Direct Actions from the 80’s and 90’s
Defending the Earth/Stopping Injustice Struggles for Justice: late 1980s to late 90′s
from Photo Langelle
The following photos were taken by Orin Langelle.
Struggles included below are separated by subheadings, while captions explain the photos more in depth. They are mostly in chronological order, but the struggles themselves take precedence over a straight time-line.
These are photographic…
Trial Ordered for MICATS Protester Chris Whamhoff After Appeals Court Ruling
by Trace Christenson / Battle Creek Enquirer
Christopher Whamhoff / Enquirer File
A case against an oil pipeline protester will be returned to Calhoun County Circuit Court after an appeals court ruling.
The case against Christopher Wahmhoff was ordered back to court for trial by the Michigan Appeals Court. In a ruling Tuesday that was released Thursday, the appeals court said it was reversing the…
Protestors Rally Against Building Power Plant in Everglades
by Hollie Hojek / ABC 7
ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
We spoke to key players about controversial plans to build a power plant in the Everglades. A rally was held outside the Hendry County courthouse.
Seminole tribe members and environmentalists were inside the courthouse trying to put a stop to potential plans of Florida Power and Light building a plant in the Everglades.
‘Pristine’ Forests Sold Off
by Thomas Moriarty / The World
Traversing a densely-wooded region of the Elliott State Forest dubbed East Hakki Ridge, Emil said less than half of the area has ever been logged.
Just south of the Dean Creek Viewing Area near Reedsport, the 788-acre forest tract feels like a…
Horses, Teepees Arrive on Mall for Keystone Protest
Horses, Daryl Hannah, sacred fires and Neil Young — these are some of the things you’re likely to see on the National Mall starting Tuesday as part of the latest protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.
The “Reject and Protect” protest is a weeklong event hosted by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a group of ranchers, farmers and leaders of seven Native…
Illegal Logging Makes Up 70 Percent of Papua New Guinea’s Timber Industry
by Jeremy Hance / Mongabay
Corruption, weak governance, and powerful timber barons are illegally stripping the forests of Papua New Guinea, according to a new report from the Chatham House. The policy institute finds that 70 percent of logging in Papua New Guinea is currently illegal, despite the fact that 99 percent of land is owned by local indigenous communities.
“The biggest challenge is…
Chile: Water Activist to Be Jailed for ‘Slander’
On Apr. 7 a court in La Ligua, in Chile’s Petorca province, Valparaíso region, convicted agronomist Rodrigo Mundaca of slander and sentenced him to 541 days in prison for accusing former government minister Edmundo Pérez Yoma of water usurpation. Mundaca, the secretary of the Movement in Defense of Water, Land and the Environment (Modatima), also faces a fine. According…