Outbreak of Killing in Brazil as Landowners Work to Displace Farmers

Nine men, including an Evangelical pastor, massacred in a remote part of western Brazil were knifed and shot to death, police said yesterday after releasing the bodies for burial, according to the Malay Mail Online: No arrests were… Read More

LISTEN: Anne Petermann on GE Trees and Plantations in Chile

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann was this week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show hosted by Margeret Prescod. Petermann recently traveled to Chile to help investigate the impacts tree plantations are having on native… Read More

Maine Legislators Urged to Reject Continued Subsidies for Polluting Biomass

Industry has received over $250 million in recent years, but still can’t compete   Pelham, MA. – A review of subsidies, tax credits and grants to the Maine biomass industry reveals that ratepayers and taxpayers have shelled out over… Read More

Tell Gov. Edwards: Stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Via Boldlouisiana.webaction.org: Energy Transfer Partners is not backing down from ramming their proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline through 700 bodies of water, across 11 Louisiana parishes – including our beautiful Atchafalaya Basin. Unfortunately, it appears that they are not… Read More

Earth Watch: Beverly Bell on Berta Caceres’ Legacy

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show is Beverly Bell of OtherWorldsArePossible.org. For decades, Bell worked with Berta Caceres, the human and environmental rights campaigner who was assassinated March 3, 2016. The Sojourner Truth Radio Show… Read More

My Crime Is My Struggle: Four MST Members Imprisoned for Protesting

Since November 2016 four members of the Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) have been in prison, and another seven could be imprisoned at any moment, for protesting against public land grabbing and supporting the use of this… Read More

Join the Majority on May Day: Protect the Planet, Defend our People

Via Indigenous Environmental Network:   Following the historical Stand With Standing Rock Native Nations Rise, a March of 5,000 Indigenous Peoples and allies in Washington, D.C. on March 10th, on April 4, the anniversary of Martin Luther King… Read More

Deforestation Raises Stakes as 500 Colombian Towns Face Landslide Risk

By Brigitte Leoni UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction   As the reported death toll from Saturday’s mudslide disaster rose to 273, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, extended his condolences to… Read More

Berta Is Dead, But The Movement She Started Lives

Copinh Celebrates Its 24th Anniversary   By Beverly Bell The Convergence of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) has defied all efforts over the past year, by the Honduran government and the DESA dam company, to destroy… Read More

Legislature’s Climate Caucus challenges Vermont Gas Pipeline

Legislators request Vermont Department of Public Service to direct a reassessment of the “public good” permit for the Addison County gas pipeline. Citizens to continue to gather support at Town Meetings this week.    The Vermont Legislature’s “Climate… Read More