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.
“The situation that is unfolding on our front door step shows the disregard that Alberta and the oil industry have for the environment and the rights of our community and other communities.”
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says provincial government and Shell have violated their treaty rights. “We’re going to fight your projects tooth and nail.”
“It’s just another form of genocide. When it comes to Indians, they don’t give a shit. All they like to do is take, take, take, and destroy.”
“There is no such thing as ‘responsible upgrading’ or ‘sustainable tar sand production.’ We must stop this crime before it ruins more lives and destroys the climate.”
“We are determined to protect our way of life against the unique and grave threat posed by uranium mining and waste, today and for thousands of years to come.”
Hundreds from across North America gather in Alberta to raise awareness. Delegations from British Columbia and Ontario join to show growing concern and resolve against tar sands infrastructure projects across Canada.
Direct action and public solidarity have forced the Quebec government and a major lumber company to stop illegal logging the lands of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Essential reading on Indigenous Peoples’ front-line struggles for the defense of Mother Earth
Despite attempts by the Canadian company to divide indigenous communities, a new agreement will ensure that Bolivia’s resources are used to benefit the country’s people.
Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Rio+20 and Mother Earth: The “Green Economy” continues the colonialism we have faced and resisted for 520 years. We cannot allow false solutions to destroy the Earth’s balance, assassinate the seasons, unleash severe weather havoc, privatize life and threaten the very survival of humanity.
Declaration of the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+. “Under the Green Economy, even the rain, the beauty of a waterfall or a honey bee’s pollen will be reduced to a barcode price tag and sold to the highest bidder.”
On the eve of the Rio+20 UN Conference, community resistance calls attention to Brazilian government’s unsustainable energy policy
Norman Matchewan of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake has been acquitted of charges related to a 2009 blockade protecting his people’s territory from illegal logging. Representatives of the logging company and the Quebec government were exposed on the stand as liars