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Video: Kahnawake Mohawks Block Train Tracks

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Indigenous People in Guatemala in Protests that Lead to Resignation of President

Indigenous protesters hold a sign saying "no more corruption" in Guatemala City, August 2015. Photo: Reuters

Indigenous protesters hold a sign saying “no more corruption” in Guatemala City, August 2015. Photo: Reuters

by Rick Kearns, Indian Country Today, Sept 25, 2015

Indigenous people in Guatemala were in the front lines of anti-government protests in late August, just a week before the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina on September 2. Perez Molina was then arrested on charges that he participated in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.

But indigenous activists, along with tens of thousands of other Guatemalans, had been protesting against many of his policies since the Spring, which culminated in three days of non-stop protests from August 25-27.

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Ahousaht hereditary leadership meets two of three fish farm protesters’ demands

Warriors for Yaakswiis during blockade of fish farm near Ahousaht, Sept 2015.

Warriors for Yaakswiis during blockade of fish farm near Ahousaht, Sept 2015.

By Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa, September 15, 2015

A small group of fish farm protesters calling themselves Ahousaht Muuschim and supporters accepted an invitation to meet with Ahousaht leadership and other band members at the Thunderbird Hall Sept. 14.

Tyee Ha’wilth (head chief) Lewis Maquinna George extended the invitation after protesters blocked the installation of Cermaq’s salmon farm just north of Ahousaht.

Chief Councillor Greg Louie spoke to Ha-Shilth-Sa immediately following the meeting, which included employees of Cermaq who are Ahousaht members. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Ahousaht people evict Cermaq

by Alexandra Morton, Vimeo, Sept 12, 2015

People around the world have tried to protect their home waters from salmon farms for 20 years. On September 9, 2015 Ahousaht people stepped onto a fish farm as it was trying to anchor to their territory and told the crew to leave.

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Lax Kw’alaams members seek to stop test drilling at proposed LNG site

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Ahousaht First Nation blockade halts anchoring of Tofino-area salmon farm

An aerial view of Clayoquot Sound, just north of Tofino, B.C., is shown this a handout photo. The Ahousaht First Nation are protesting an open-net salmon farm in the area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination BC)

An aerial view of Clayoquot Sound, just north of Tofino, B.C., is shown in this handout photo. The Ahousaht First Nation are protesting an open-net salmon farm in the area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination BC)

by CTV News/The Canadian Press, September 10, 2015

TOFINO, B.C. — Members of a Vancouver Island First Nation are vowing to risk arrest rather than allow an international fish farming company to anchor an open-net salmon farm north of Tofino.

Members of the Ahousaht First Nation say they set up a boat blockade Wednesday at the site of the new farm, owned by Norwegian-based Cermaq. Read the rest of this entry

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

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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, MauiNow.com, 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