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Peru: Indigenous Seize 11 Oil Wells Demanding Spill Clean Up

The Achuar indigenous people are fed up with the pollution left behind by foreign oil companies. Photo: Reuters

The Achuar indigenous people are fed up with the pollution left behind by foreign oil companies. Photo: Reuters

by Telesurv.TV, sept 2, 2015

The Achuar communities say foreign oil companies pollute their lands and their clean water. They demand compensation and clean up of oil spills.

Peruvian indigenous protesters seized oil wells in an Amazonian oil block Tuesday to press the government to respond to demands for compensation due to the pollution caused by the petroleum operations.

The protesters from the Achuar indigenous communities said they also plan to halt output in a nearby concession. Read the rest of this entry

Tear gas, clashes as thousands protest in Ecuador capital“>

Russia Today, August 14, 2015

Clashes between protesters and security forces erupted as a rally against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa swept the capital of Quito and several other cities Thursday.

After riot police tried to block around 10,000 protesters near the San Francisco Plaza, they fired tear gas while protesters threw sticks and rocks. More than a dozen police officers were reportedly injured.

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Hawaii: Police Identify 20 Arrested and Charged For Demonstration Blocking Telescope Convoy

Land defenders block transport trucks, July 31, 2015.  Photo: Maui Now.

Land defenders block transport trucks, July 31, 2015. Photo: Maui Now.

by Maui Now, July 31, 2015

Maui police identified the 20 individuals arrested and charged for blocking a convoy of heavy equipment and telescope parts from being delivered to Haleakala for the ongoing construction of the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope.

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at around 10 p.m., officers with the Maui Police Department were summoned to Central Maui Baseyard to assist with crowd control and public safety issues involving the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope transport project. A representative of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy initiated a complaint that numerous individuals were blocking the exit, according to Maui police. Read the rest of this entry

Protestors Carried Away in Stand Against Development Atop Haleakalā

Police begin arresting protesters. Photo: Maui Now.

Police begin arresting protesters. Photo: Maui Now.

By Wendy Osher,, July 31, 2015

In a show of solidarity against further development atop Haleakalā, demonstrators on Maui secured themselves in rows and bound their arms to others in a human chain across the pavement, in an attempt to block a planned convoy of vehicles scheduled to deliver equipment to the Daniel K Inouye Telescope currently under construction on the mountain. Read the rest of this entry

Chevron officials kicked out of Unist’ot’en

July 25, 2015 via Submedia

Yesterday Chevron, the company behind the Pacific Trails fracking pipeline, attempted to enter our unceded territories. They have no consent from our chiefs and our hereditary governance system, who are standing strong in their stance against all pipelines. Next to the Wedzin Kwah river, which is pure enough to drink from, Chevron presented us with an offering of bottled water and industrial tobacco. Read the rest of this entry

A July Snowstorm in Hawaii? The Mountain Answers Protectors’ Prayers

Hawaii road closed

“It’s summer in Hawaii and Poliʻahu, the snow goddess, came to grace us in mid-July, the hottest month of the year. This is the power of pule (prayer) and believing in your culture and where you come from,” wrote Ku’uipo Freitas on Facebook. (Ku’uipo Freitas/Facebook via Indian Country Today)

by Christina Rose, Indian Country Today, July 21, 2015

It seems Mauna Kea herself has joined in the resistance of the construction of the copy.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. On Saturday, July 18 at about 3 a.m., there was a snowstorm on top of the mountain—in the midst of one of the hottest spells some can remember in their lifetime. The protectors, dressed in sweatshirts and warm jackets, shivered against the cold and rejoiced in the reawakening and reconnection of the people and the mountain.

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Voice for the Voiceless: Indigenous camp aims to protect ancient village and trading ground from logging

by Nicky Young & Adam Gold, Ricochet Media, July 15, 2015

A flag with an eagle crest blows in the wind above a logging road that shows the concave impressions of roofs of ancient pit-houses. Looking up, mountains are scarred from clear-cutting and pine beetle infestations, and the haze of forest fires lies over the horizon. Downward sits a camp of tents and tipis, where Elders visit, laugh and share stories with guests.

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RCMP blocked from entering Unist’ot’en Camp

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by Unist’ot’en Camp, July 18, 2015

We have not signed any treaties permitting Canada to police our territories, yet the RCMP has been attempting to exercise illegal authority on our unceded lands. We have informed them of our protocols and Unist’ot’en law for entry.

Unist’ot’en Call for Physical Support and Solidarity

Members of Unis'tot'en camp, November 2012.

Members of Unis’tot’en camp, November 2012.

July 18, 2015
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Thanks to everyone who responded to our Action Camp and Chevron PTP  update. It is becoming clear that the situation here is moving toward an  escalation point.
Today at one o’clock a low flying helicopter flew over the ridge line  and crossed the river a couple kilomoters south of the bridge. It  followed a route that corresponds to the path of the proposed PTP  pipeline, then circled back and flew in a northern direction following  the river toward Houston. They flew low enough to take photos of  activity happening at bridge and our camp. Read the rest of this entry

Unist’ot’en 6th Annual Action Camp Report and Pacific Trails Pipeline Update

Wet'suwet'en members and supporters of Unistoten camp in front of healing centre, under construction.  July 2015.

Wet’suwet’en members and supporters of Unist’ot’en camp in front of healing centre, under construction. July 2015.

July 15, 2015 – Last week we hosted successfully our 6th annual Action Camp. This year we had participants with wide and diverse backgrounds gathered to learn and conduct workshops on a variety of topics, continue the construction of our Healing Lodge, and strengthen relationships between the closely intersected work we are all engaged in. Read the rest of this entry


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