First Nations and environmentalists vow to fight proposal to pump over a million barrels of tar sands oil and bitumen a day — 33% more than Keystone — from Alberta to the Atlantic Ocean
Oil company lobbyist named chair of Energy Regulator; Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation demands resignation
“The common ground that Idle No More and the NFU share is literal; our common ground is the land.”
We know it will take a lot more to defeat Harper and the corporate agenda. But against the power of their money and weapons, we have the power of our bodies and spirits.
Ethiopia has forcibly displaced hundreds of thousands of indigenous people from their lands to make way for giant plantations
The people most affected by the plan cannot compete with Enbridge’s $250 million legal war chest.
The business press slams the lifestyles of Indigenous leaders … and lavishes sycophantic praise on the obscenely super-rich.
“Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother Earth”
Free download from C&C: Alvaro Garcia Linero’s powerful book-length response to leftist critics of the Morales government’s economic policies, including the controversial TIPNIS highway and so-called ‘extractivism.’
The claim that First Nations live off government subsidies is a racist myth. In reality, Indigenous people have been massively subsidizing Canada for a very long time.
The Defenders of the Land program, adopted in 2008, is now proposed as a powerful unifying force for the new Idle No More Movement
Despite attacks from within and abroad, Bolivia’s ‘process of change’ made important gains in 2012, and is building on its strengths to advance into a post-capitalist economic revolution.
Video: Democracy Now interviews Dr. Pamela Palmater, spokeswoman for the Idle No More movement.
Coastal First Nations leader explains how they won the support of 80% of British Columbians for the indigenous peoples’ campaign against Enbrodge’s pipeline plans
Supported by the government and the opposition parties, Enbridge is pushing ahead with plans to pipe toxic bitumen through Ontario. First Nations and environmentalists are trying to mobilize public opposition.
Teach-in delivers a clear grass roots message: there is now a strong basis for organizing education and broad collective action to stop Enbridge from piping tar sands oil across southern Ontario.
To peasants in the Lacandon jungle, the pending carbon offset agreement has all the hallmarks of a land grab. REDD continues the colonial assault on indigenous communities and lifestyles
Those who oppose any use of natural resources would condemn our people to perpetual poverty. What’s needed is not a ban on development, but a democratic effort to use the country’s wealth to benefit the people and the environment
The UN promotes a perverse and potentially genocidal forest offset scam
To enable corporate land grabs, indigenous peoples in Ethiopia are being driven off their fertile ancestral lands and forced into new villages where there is little access to food or arable land.