Earth Watch: Activist Dezeray Lyn on Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show is Dezeray Lyn. Lyn has been involved in organizing and solidarity work rooted in intersectional struggle for social/climate/economic justice for 16 years.  She spent five months in occupied Palestine… Read More

#EndeGelände Blocked Hambacher Coal Mine

Image: Ende Gelände activists blocked the Hambach coal mine today. Image by @15MBcn_int.   Originally published by Enough is Enough Buir, Germany, November 5th 2017: In the early afternoon, thousands of climate activists from the Ende Gelände alliance successfully… Read More

Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement Co-Founder, Dies at 80

“We had reached a point in history where we could not tolerate the abuse any longer, where mothers could not tolerate the mistreatment that goes on on the reservations any longer…”   Dennis Banks (1937-2017) was a powerful… Read More

Lawsuit: Louisiana Black Bear’s Delisting as Endangered was Premature

Washington, DC — Survival of the Louisiana black bear requires that it regain protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to a notice of intent to file suit released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)…. Read More

25 Countries Reject Biofuel Plan for Air Travel

Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project executive director, spoke about how an increase in air traffic relates to climate change for her Earth Minute feature for the Nov. 1 edition of the Sojourner Truth Show. Petermann points out… Read More

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing… Read More

Climate Change Projected to Take Huge Toll on Oregon-California Wildlands

The Klamath-Siskiyou along the Oregon-California border is one of the wildest regions remaining on the U.S. West Coast. World-class biodiversity, stunning wild rivers, and an incredible eight million acres of public lands are spread across the eleven million-acre… Read More

Brazil: MST Land Activists to Win Prestigious Agroecology Award

By Ednubia Ghisi English translation by Nate Singham   NOTE: According to the national leadership of the MST  (Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement) a proposal to expand a Suzano Papel e Celulose factory in Brazil seeks to triple production and use… Read More

Pruitt’s Plan for Environmental Protection Agency a ‘Cynical Joke’

Washington, DC — Scott Pruitt’s proposed five-year plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is so bad that it is laugh-out-loud funny, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group is asking… Read More

Blockade Stops Logging, Forest Protectors Need Help

McKENZIE BRIDGE, OR – On October 23, Cascadia Forest Defenders [CFD] erected a road blockade at the entrance to the “W” Timber Sale to protest the current logging on National Forest Land. Already clashes have resulted in one… Read More