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For over two weeks now, a coalition of people including local Mi’kmaq residents, and anglophone and Acadian settlers, have blockaded the road leading to an equipment compound leased to South Western Energy or SWN.
SWN is a Texas based energy company, that has been attempting to conduct natural gas exploration in the area’s shale formations. It is believed that if significant deposits of gas are found, SWN would then employ the controversial extraction method of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. But since this past summer, protests, direct actions and sabotage have thwarted their work, and have turned public opinion on the side of the protesters.
Throughout the summer, police arrested dozens of people conducting non-violent civil disobedience. But since the arrival of members of the Mi’kmaq warrior society, the police have not been as keen to come near protesters.
The blockade is preventing SWN from operating thumper trucks, massive vehicles that gather seismic data to determine the location of natural gas.
During my short stay here I’ve witnessed the co-operation between natives and settlers, a partnership that has kept this blockade fully stocked and operational. Food, wood, hot coffee, tents and other supplies keep streaming all the while SWN berates the police in the media for not arresting the protesters.
In two days time, several people named in a court injuction are due to appear before a judge. In the meantime supporters keep arriving, but the warriors have also issued a callout for further support.
New York, November 28, 2012--Occupy Sandy screened Climate Crime at the Mobil Service Gas Station on the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street in the East Village at 6:30 to a flash mob of about 300 which included representatives from the New York Times, the Village Voice and a crew from WPIX but as far as the eye could see no uniformed law enforcement officers. Climate Crime documents Occupy Sandy's prompt and ongoing reliev efforts in the Far Rockaways once the super storm hit on October 29.
m0therfuck.in on tap this week: 1. Ride the Taco 2. Romney and Obama's climate silence 3. Chinese Resistance to Civilization 4. You are not in Mexico SA 5. Athens Anarchist Anti-Fascist Motorcycle Club 6. Severed Heads of State 7.
In Depth News with a Difference. A Little Truth From Winston Smith.
Dr. Woody; Cookie Crumbs,Windy Star,Hippy Woman “Slightly Relevant”
Today; Climate change for the birds? Im your venis well not really, Age has its fragrence. The Doc is in, Instant Karma files, Asshole of the week and more…
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In the new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” Steve Coll http://newamerica.net/user/3 investigates the notoriously secretive ExxonMobil Corporation. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the U.S. embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.
Coll is the president of the New America Foundation, http://newamerica.net/ a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He worked for 20 years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ghost Wars.”
Coll discussed the book in two recent interviews on Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/4/private_empire_author_steve_coll_on http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/7/exxonmobils_dirty_secrets_from_indonesia_to
Location: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX Date: 5/29/12
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Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala.
Climate Justice Activists block corridor at UN Climate talks in Durban
Activists and NGOs are stressing out at the United Nations Climate Change Talks in Durban, South Africa as negotiations continue on whether there will be a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding international agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin is at the Climate talks and files this report…
Cow Farts: The connection between Climate Change and a meat eating diet- an interview with Maneka Ghandi
INTERVIEW: Maneka Ghandi on the connection between Climate Change and a meat eating diet by Kombatrock
UN negotiators are in Durban, South Africa this week debating the complex issue of reducing the world’s CO2 emissions in order to slow down global climate change. Yet there is little discussion inside the UN talks of reducing another leading greenhouse gas: methane. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Methane is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Much of the world’s livestock including sheep and cattle generate methane as a by-product of digestion. On average, each dairy cow belches and farts out 500 litres of methane daily accounting for 16% of the world’s annual methane emissions. The 60 million methane tons that cattle generate annually is almost one fifth of all global methane emissions. Maneka Ghandi, former Indian Minister of Environment and Forests and a current member of the Parliament of India is in Durban asking UN officials why they are not considering switching to a vegan diet as a legitimate way to combat global warming.
The United Nations climate change talks continued in Durban, South Africa today with civil society organizations and environmental activists ramping up pressure on UN delegates to come to a legitimate and binding treaty to address runaway climate change. Of particular concern for some countries is the the Green Climate Fund and how it will be implemented. Kelly Benjamin is at the climate talks in Durban and brings us this report:
An interview with Mailes Zulu Make, representative of Zambia Rural Women at the People’s Climate Summit, COP 17, Durban, South Africa.
Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International discusses the Climate Justice movement, the role of the United States, and the connection between Climate Justice and the Occupy Movement…
Paul Cienfuegos on June of 2010 at the Village Building Convergence in Portland, Ore. Topics include: Democracy, Natural Rights, The Colonized Mind, Pushing the Envelope, Citizen Action, The Populist, Climate Change and more. To find out more visit his website http://PaulCienfuegos.com
Robert Jensen on What Does It Mean to Be a Human Being? The Mistaken Identities of Nation/Race/Gender
University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen spoke at the First Unitarian Universalist Church Public Affairs Forum. In his talk, Jensen examines how nation, race, and gender affect our understanding of ourselves, with a focus on the unjust systems of power and privilege in which they are embedded. In each case he argues against the dominant culture's ideology and for a radical politics that takes seriously not only political but ecological realities. Time: Sunday, May 15, 2011. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, Austin, TX 78756 A ZGraphix production. Video produced by Jeff Zavala. http://zgraphix.org
http://submedia.tv This Week: 1. 3rd Alex Riots 2. AntiC@p attacks 3. La Caca 4. Boca Floja 5. The hammer
The March for Life & Climate Justice started at La Via Campesina in Cancún and worked it's way to the 0km mark by the Hotel Zone to honor Lee Hun Kae the Korean farmer who committed suicide at the police barricades during the Cancun WTO protests in 2003. Along the way people from all over the world spoke of the lie of green capitalism and in support of indigenous rights and solutions to climate change.
for more Cop 16 coverage see Planet Save FAIL!
This Week a quick round up from the COP15 Protests in Denmark. 1. Denier's Dilemma 2. Crashing Prosperity 3. 100,000 march 4. Cop15 Hundred 5. Hit the production