Eco-Defenders Expose ICE Detention Center, Decry Environmental Injustice in Central America

A coalition of racial and ecological justice groups including Mijente, The American Indian Movement of Ohio, Earth First!, and the Columbus Sanctuary Collective came together with local migration justice activists to take over an ICE office and blockade… Read More

Sign On: Keep Gold Miners Out of Our Rainforest

Sign on now at Rainforest Rescue   The gold rush is not letting up: in order to let a Canadian mining company dig in the Peruvian Amazon, officials fraudulently declared the rainforest of the Shawi people to be… Read More

Water Protector Suspended 25 Feet in Demonstration Against Line 3 Pipeline

A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) office to demonstrate ongoing resistance against Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Today marks one of… Read More

Trans Mountain Pipeline Protesters Convicted of Contempt of Court

Clayton Thomas-Müller, a board member with Global Justice Ecology Project, was convicted of contempt of court Monday for defying the court injunction meant to prevent them from interfering with work at Trans Mountain’s properties in Burnaby, BC. According… Read More

Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp in Louisiana

Author and activist Cherri Foytin, who has been campaigning against the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Southern Louisiana, recently issued a public letter titled Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp. Foytin was an Earth Watch guest on the… Read More

UN Expert Urges Guatemala to End Structural Racism Against Indigenous People

By Heather Gies Originally published at TowardFreedom.org   Two indigenous leaders were killed in Guatemala in the final two days of a United Nation expert’s visit to the country, soberly underlining her call for the state to overhaul… Read More

Widespread Arrests of Civil Liberties Activists and Lawyers in India

From the Human Rights Law Network   On June 6, the Pune Police arrested Adv Surendra Gadling, General Secretary Indian Association of People’s Lawyers from Nagpur, conducted raid on the house of Prof Shoma Sen, Head of Department… Read More

Thousands of Indigenous Peoples March into Brazil’s Capital

This story was reported by Nathália Clark of 350.org, an organization building a global grassroot climate movement, and it is published here as part of a partnership with Global Voices. 350.org participated in the National Indigenous Mobilization in Brazil as a supporter. The… Read More

‘Guardians of the Amazon’ Seize Illegal Loggers to Protect Uncontacted Tribe

Guardians of the Amazon from Survival International on Vimeo.   On International Biodiversity Day, GJEP recognizes the fundamental role played by Indigenous Peoples in protecting the most biodiverse lands remaining on the planet. In this piece, Survival International… Read More

Mapuche Leader Machi Francisca Linconao Acquitted on Terrorism Charges

On 5 May 2018, the Criminal Court of Temuco acquitted Machi Francisca Linconao and eight Mapuche men of all charges against them relating to the 2013 killing of two people. A further three Mapuche men who faced charges… Read More