tribal solidarity

tribal & indigenous solidarity

Logging protests spread in Borneo as nomads block roads

24 August 2009
Protests by the Penan tribe in Borneo have escalated, with twelve villages coming together to mount new road blockades against the logging and plantation companies that are destroying their rainforest.

Algonquins set for peaceful, indefinite blockade

The Algonquins of Barriere lake have announced plans to set up an indefinite roadblock on their land—beginning today, September 1, 2009.

Day of the Broken Promise

Benny Wenda, West Papuan independence leader and chairman of the Koteka Tribal Assembly, and most of the rest of the small handful of West Papuans living in Britain demonstrated opposite the Netherlands Embassy in London on Fri 14 Aug, to mark the anniversary of the 'Day of the Broken Promise', 15 August 1962.

Tens of Thousands Protest for Democracy in the Forests, India

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Orissa witness chakka jams, rasta rokos, dharnas, morchas and other protests.

Today in State capitals and district headquarters across the country, many tens of thousands of people joined morchas, dharnas and rasta rokos with the following demands:

Latest EF! Action Update bursts forth

Car tyres deflate in the night, diggers halted in their tracks, buildings and MPs covered in slime...airports plagued by crazy golf, picnics, city gents and hostage-taking...eco-villages and other autonomous spaces sprout, as others are under threat...tree-sits, banks evicted, fake phone-masts and whaling ships sunk....it must be time for another Earth First! Action Update, bringing you a concentrated quarterly blast of inspiration and contacts to get out there and take direct action against the bastards threatening this planet and its inhabitants.

News from the front-lines - permanent protest camps old and new, and temporary gatherings in a field near you, all the dates and info you need for a summer of blistering action and torrential outpourings!

Successes here, across the pond and round the very other side of the world.

Borneo tribe mounts new blockades against rainforest destruction

30 July 2009
Dozens of Penan tribespeople armed with blowpipes and spears have erected blockades across the roads cut by logging companies deep into their forest in Borneo. The blockaders are calling for an end to logging on their land.

Peru Mine Blockade Enters 10th Day

Attracting less attention in light of the full-fledged uprising that has consumed Peru’s Amazon region for 70 days, a mine blockade is ongoing in the country’s highlands.

Climate activists blockade Peruvian Embassy & companies list

19 June 2009
Climate change activists have blocked the entrance to the Peruvian Embassy today in protest the country’s killing of indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

Peru indigenous blockades win repeal of land laws

18th June 2009: Peruvian Congress Votes 82 – 12 to Repeal Two Controversial Laws

Government Urged to Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Leaders and Allow Independent Investigation into Violent Incidents in Bagua