Posts in indigenous rights
- On the same day that Peru declares a State of Emergency over oil pollution in the Amazon, the Ecuadorians offer 3 million hectares of pristine forest to the Chinese to explore for oil.
- First nations in British Colombia use the 24th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill to warn against tar sands and shipping oil via tankers.
- Human rights campaigners are warning that further ethnic cleansing in Burma, which is being exacerbated by land clearances due the Shwe Oil Gas pipeline, could be imminent.
- The Canadian press is reporting that an Idle No More organiser has contacted the police after receiving a package containing death threats.
- The fact that a Dutch court has found Shell guilty in its home country will now set a huge precedent for further claims.
- Idle No More leaders are vowing to shut down Alberta’s only major highway to the dirty tar sands.
- The latest disturbing scientific research shows that cancer-causing pollutants are linked to the tar sands.
- Tomorrow there is an international call to action to support First Nations in Canada whose indigenous rights are being trampled by the Harper government’s budget Bill C-45, which was passed by on 14 December.
- Locals in Ecuador are fighting PetroAmazonas to explore close to the ecologically and culturally sensitive Yasuni national park.
- Chevron has been found guilty again. Yesterday, an Ecuadorian appeals court upheld a ruling that the oil giant should pay US$18 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon. It was last February that a local judge had ordered Chevron to pay US$8.6 billion in damages, but the amount was doubled to US$18 billion because Chevron...
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