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Indigenous Ecuadorians March Against Canadian Copper Mine
QUITO, Ecuador, March 8, 2012 (ENS) – Several hundred members of the largest Ecuadorian indigenous organization today began marching to the capital, Quito, to protest new mining in their territory. They expect to arrive in Quito on March 22. The indigenous march started from Yantzaza in Zamora Chinchipe province southern Ecuador, where …

Lakota Indians Block ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’ Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff


March 6, 2012, | “Five Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested Monday after attempting to block two tarsands pipeline trucks from entering their land. According to the Lakota activist the six-hour standoff started when the trucks refused to turn around claiming they had “corporate rights that supersede any other law.”

“~ Lakota Indians Block Tar Sands ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’ Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff. Both the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Tribal Council’s oppose Tar Sands. This link includes a video, with a 93 year old woman, and other activists speaking in a dialogue with a tribal policeman.”
  • Rita Jacinto, Anne-Marie Engwall, Rosalie Anne, Anne-Marie Engwall, Rosalie Anne, Veronica Smith, Tammy Mc Daniels, Shane Wilson, Eugenia Linn, Diana Burke, Lesley Labbe, Monica Flinchbaugh, Patricia Clary likes this.

Judges allow Guarani Indians to remain on ancestral land in Brazil

February 10, 2012, Survival InternationalGuarani girls

New rainforest and indigenous reserve established in Peru, 2/07/12, “On February 4th, the Peruvian government and a small indigenous group created a new Amazon reserve, dubbed the Maijuna Reserve. Located in northeastern Peru, the 390,000 hectare (970,000 acres) reserve is larger than California’s Yosemite National Park and over three times the size of Hong Kong”

posted by  Therese Williams, “This new conservation area protects a true jewel: a complex of Amazonian high terraces—a habitat unknown until recent biological inventories—that shelters a flora and fauna with a number of new, rare, and specialized species.”  Judith Green and Robert Brothers like this.

$18 Billion judgement by Ecuador against Chevron affirmed by US Court of Appeals

A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a major blow to Chevron’s efforts to evade responsibility for the devastation it caused in the Amazon rainforest of Northeastern Ecuador.

The appeals court reversed an order by District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan that purported to block enforcement of an $18 billion judgment delivered by an Ecuadorian court in February 2011

Here’s a related story,

Chevron contamination in Ecuador

Small town rises up against deforestation in Pakistan

The town of Ayun, home to 16,000 people in the Chitral district of Pakistan, has been rocked by large-scale protests and mass arrests over the issue of corruption and deforestation”  — Jeremy, January 02, 2012.  Here’s an article from the local paper,–Dec-2011.htm    And here are two comments on the mongabay article:
  • Salman Khan · 

    I am proud of Kalash people in Pakistan , who have the strength and courage to protest against the senseless & selfish destruction of our only remaining forest! , I cant believe why the mainstream media of Pakistan that is considered such a powerful force in the nation is not promoting this very important issue?
  • Farrukh Iqbal Qureshi

    Shame on us. Instead of providing trees to the people to plant in the area, we are giving them batons and sticks.