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Protests delay destructive Amazon dams

25.3.11
The construction of the Madeira dams in the Brazilian Amazon has been delayed, following violent protests at the Jirau dam site last week.

Construction workers reportedly set fire to buildings and more than 40 buses at the site, and ransacked shops and cash-points, in protest against low pay and bad working conditions.

The protests brought the dam construction to a stand still.

Sinixt Slhu7kin-Perry Ridge Protection Camp Re-established

On March 1 2011, the Slu7kin – Perry Ridge Protection Camp was re-established by Slocan Valley locals and supporters of the Sinixt Nation. The camp was first established by the Sinixt Nation and supporters on October 26, 2010. The Sinixt recently had their legal challenge for their rights to consultation dismissed by BC Supreme Court Judge Willcock.

Trashing, dashing, bashing, mashing: the new EF! Action Update

So what have you been up to the last few months? Just hanging around?
Maybe you've been part of human wheel-clamping aeroplanes, climbing up scaffolding tripods inconveniently placed in the road, smashing machines at open-cast mines, playing nuked-dead in the street, kayaking against borehole drill rigs in Ireland, burning mobile phone masts, resisting Tesco, camping against trashing of woodland, with some success at Titnore (& other protest camp updates), or getting in on BP's act, spilling oil in public places.

Or have you been on holiday, taking part in indigenous blockades against logging, dams and mining, spilunking against high speed trains, slashing tuna cages, blockading Monsanto HQ, trashing GM fields, and more?

STOP VEDANTA’S AGM! 28th July

STOP VEDANTA’s KILLINGS, DISPLACEMENT AND DEVASTATION!
THROW THEM OUT OF INDIA AND the UK!

STOP VEDANTA’S AGM!

3pm, Wednesday, 28 July 2010,
The Institute of Civil Engineers, 1, Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Vedanta plc’s record in Orissa, India:

Penan tribe fights rainforest destruction with blockade

8th July 2010
Nomadic tribespeople in Borneo are blockading a road to stop loggers destroying their rainforest.

Members of the Penan tribe have mounted the blockade in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, to stop the destruction of the forests they depend on for their survival.

Mining applications ‘frozen’ after protest in Philippines

A Palawan climbing an aerial bridge made of rattan canes to reach a ginuqu tree canopy.24 June 2010
Six hundred indigenous people and farmers took to the streets on Palawan Island in the Philippines on June 7, to protest against plans to mine nickel on their land.

Innu block access to mining projects on their territory

June 14, 2010

Innu communities are blocking access to two mining projects in northeastern Quebec and western Labrador in an attempt to protect their Indigenous rights and ensure no mining can proceed on their territory without their prior consent.