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The most recent actions taken by the Duterte administration put women activists at great risk. These women human rights defenders may face rejection and abuse in their own communities and homes for stepping outside traditional gender norms. For their courage and leadership, they face possible attacks ...
The activist is a member of a pipeline resistance group called Appalachians Against Pipelines, and she's camped out high up in a tree in the Peters Mountain area of Jefferson National Forest in ... She is joined by other activists, many of them women, on the front lines of direct action eco-activism projects.

The activists have set up a tipi in front of the headquarters to protest the pipelines, which cut through land, threaten Indigenous rights and human rights, put ... This protest is the latest in a growing international movement to stand up for Indigenous and human rights and take climate action against pipeline ...
Religious groups and Philippine activists denounce Duterte's killings, demand action ... The protests come in light of the recent killings of activist leaders and indigenous peoples, the alleged human rights abuses by the military during the siege of Islamic State militants in Marawi, the thousands killed in the ...
Indigenous activists in Myanmar's Karen state are mourning the killing of a community leader who campaigned for a peace park to protect a local ... are blatant lies,” said Hsa Moo, media coordinator for the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, which works for indigenous rights in the region.
INDIGENOUS and environmental activist Saw O Moo was reportedly killed in Karen State, Burma (Myanmar) on April 5. According to the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), Saw O Moo, who worked with KESAN as a “local community partner,” had attended a community meeting that ...

Indigenous and environmental activist Saw O Moo was reportedly killed in Myanmar's Karen State on April 5. According to the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), Saw O Moo, who worked with KESAN as a “local community partner,” had attended a community meeting that day to help ...
Seven activists from the Catholic Plowshares movement were arrested the morning of April 5 after breaking into a nuclear submarine base. ... "Nuclear weapons kill every day through our mining, production, testing, storage, and dumping, primarily on Indigenous Native land," the activists said in a statement ...
Now the director of Mexico's National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI), Regino will be among the speakers and poets at UC Santa Barbara's ... explore “the poetic act — written or oral, poetry, theater, narratives, art, film or music — as a factor of visibility for marginalized groups and political action.”.
Sierra Club activists wrote 160,000 letters to Wells Fargo Bank last year, asking the bank to stop financing projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline, and over 25,000 Club members have pledged to divest ... Indigenous activist leaders have also pledged to divest in U.S. banks that fund fossil fuel companies.
Poland will host the 24th session of the UN's climate change conference ( COP24) later this year but the government is already under fire for a controversial bill that would ban spontaneous protest. A number of leading activist groups are calling for it to be repealed. CATHERINE HARTE reports.
Activist groups from around the country are gathering in the capital this week to protest the New Zealand Petroleum Conference. ... Auckland Peace Action, Peace Action Wellington, People Against Prisons Aotearoa, Unions Wellington, Oil Free Otago, Catholic Workers, Indigenous Peoples Uprising and Te ...
Yesterday, ten activists peacefully blocked the entrance to a Kinder Morgan construction site in Coast Salish territory near Vancouver, Canada for several hours. Their bold action further delayed the construction of a tar sands oil pipeline that would violate Indigenous rights, threaten clean air and water for ...
The Trudeau government approved the Trans Mountain expansion in November 2016, but the social action group the Council of Canadians says it is inconsistent with Canada's commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris agreement. It is also opposed by over 61 indigenous groups; ...
In a first for Queensland courts, on 14 March nine activists from Frontline Action on Coal were found guilty of “interfering with a port's operations” for ... like Adani are allowed to go on fuelling the climate emergency, drowning Pacific islands and destroying the reef, water resources and Indigenous lands.
Marichuy was chosen to represent Mexican indigenous groups as an independent candidate in the 2018 elections. She didn't ... “We're not going out to ask for votes”, Bettina Cruz, an indigenous Binni Zaa woman from Oaxaca, a council member and vocal environmental activist explained. “The point of ...
As early as April 2016, Indigenous activists protested the pipeline's threat to the Standing Rock Sioux's primary water supply, the Missouri River. While battles were fought in federal courts, representatives of hundreds of Indigenous groups from around the world—the Maori, the Sami, and the Sarayaku, ...

Last Friday, hundreds of activists descended on Sunrise's Martin Place headquarters to scream about “white people” and protest against the Channel 7 ... of making it easier for non-indigenous families to adopt indigenous kids, then none of the easily agitated ne'er-do-wells would have sprung to action.
Authorities in British Columbia arrested anti-pipeline protesters Saturday on Burnaby Mountain, a first in a string of actions demonstrators said they have planned for the coming week. ... "Radical activists cannot be allowed to delay the approved Trans Mountain pipeline to death." Alberta and B.C. have ...
Participants travelled from different corners of the world and included indigenous women, those living with disability, members of the LGBTI community, widows, refugees and migrants and youth activists, who highlighted the importance of including their needs in actions towards gender equality. Rosaline ...
Her work focuses on untold histories of Anishinaabe-led schools in relation to Indigenous activist movements. ... are today, as the University of Toronto responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action and also to the recommendations of our own TRC Steering Committee,” Gertler said.
Protesters against a segment on Channel Seven's Sunrise program discussing the adoption of Indigenous children by white families were hidden from ... A spokesman for Seven confirmed the action, telling Guardian Australia they “respect the right to protest as much as we respect the right of free speech”.
Canadian water activist Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old from Manitoulin Island, addresses the UN General Assembly on world water day. Her plea to protect the world's water was part of the UN's launch of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. (Manuel Elias/UN Photo).
After Fontaine's death, the Canadian Human Rights Commission requested a full inquiry into the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women. More than 1,000 people took to the streets to call for action and dozens camped in the shadow of the Manitoba legislature for weeks as they repeatedly ...
Such images are often sold to tourists and don't always reflect an honest view of contemporary Native peoples. ... The fact that the newly acquired works come from the collection of an activist makes Art & Activism a fitting adjunct to Without Boundaries, and the shows have shared themes as well, such as ...
An activist, Smith believes more native people should be politically engaged. She saw McKinley's statue for the first time Wednesday night. Smith sang a traditional song at a demonstration attended by dozens of marchers who moved on the plaza and appeared before city council. Activists say they feel ...
So much of Indigenous tradition is rooted in art. As Native American poet and activist John Trudell once said, “When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.” A Tribe Called Red has set out to reveal this truth ...
Indigenous communities are dedicating themselves to protecting the land, ecosystems, and traditional cultures with thousands of years of history. In Canada, Lush Spring Prize 2017 winner Indigenous Climate Action is supporting some of those communities. Lush Times writer KATIE DANCEY-DOWNS ...
At the Arcata City Council meeting on Wed., Feb. 21, the Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action (PAIEA) affiliates will add their voices to those calling for the removal of the statue of President McKinley from the Arcata Plaza, as well as the plaque mentioning “Indian troubles”. After a walk ...
Foster's action was part of a protest in solidarity with the indigenous activists fighting to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which runs ... “They hit the trifecta: 9/11, the Unabomber, and that somehow our action was going to lead to Sharia law,” said Emily Johnston, 51, who is set to stand trial in ...
“When we were notified of those comments, we took action by suspending the employee until we can investigate the comments and decide on further ... Coburn, an Indigenous rights activist and academic, believes the trial and its aftermath have exposed a dangerous fault line in Canadian society that is ...
“For safety and security reasons, we are not at this time free to discuss any strategies that may be utilized in any related enforcement action,” Schwartz said in a statement. Demolition began in 2016, with the goal of reopening in mid-2018. The clash has caused delays, so the developers hope to start ...
Native Hawaiian activists who claim to be descendants of Kauai's last king said they have documents giving them the rights to the land, and are protesting ... The protest also comes amid continued activism by indigenous groups across the U.S., who have rallied over issues ranging from sports mascots to ...
Connecting energy practices in New Mexico to the energy policies of Alaska may not necessarily be a logical leap. Introduce the common thread of native, indigenous cultures, however, and the correlation is drawn in a sharper relief. Exploring these commonalities is one of the primary goals of “the last oil: ...
Lillian Howard received the Civic Volunteer Award (individual). A member of the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation and of Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wak and Tlingit ancestry, Howard was instrumental in organizing last year's Gathering of Canoes, The Drum is Calling Festival and the Walk for ...
Immigration activist Linda Sarsour speaks during a National Day of Action for a Dream Act Now protest on Wednesday in Washington D.C. Sarsour lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Chuck ... She added: “I also remember that I live in a country that was founded on the extermination of indigenous people.
Last month in downtown Phoenix, activists took to the streets for the 2018 Women's March — but just two hours before, a group gathered for a more specific cause: to honor indigenous women and to seek answers about a slew of murders, rapes and disappearances in their communities. According to ...
Ahed, 17, was seized by occupation forces in a pre-dawn raid on her family's home in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, where she and her family are leaders in the anti-colonial indigenous land defense and resistance movement. The village's land and even its spring have been ...
Lennox Yearwood Jr., the president and CEO of the community activism group Hip Hop Caucus and other activists discussed the importance of respecting ... going to have to be braver, we're going to have to take bolder action,” Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, said.
More than anything new Trump said, or was likely to say, the State of the Union was for the resistance activist groups an opportunity to rally the troops, boost morale and point to the ... I think about nothing else,” Deirdre Schifeling, executive director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, told Yahoo News.
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined several hundred climate activists in calling for cities and states across the country to quickly move toward renewable energy. The senator had harsh words for the president, and a biting critique of Trump's recent moves to scale back federal action to tackle climate change.
Indigenous Australian activists and artist have consistently utilised the potential for theatre… to create different frames… of Indigenous Australians… ... It introduces the theme of cake that runs throughout the action – the cake that rewards and degrades in equal measure – and the setting for the rest of the ...
Bennett, the minister for Crown-Indigenous relations, made the comments during a media scrum Tuesday, after CBC News reported on a $1.1 billion ... Indigenous activist Gerald McIvor believes a class-action lawsuit of some kind is necessary — and hopes to file one of his own — but worries that plaintiffs ...
For decades, Indigenous children and adults were treated at tuberculosis sanatoriums as well as in segregated, government-run “Indian hospitals.” ... CBC spoke to numerous hospital survivors and researchers about this segregated health-care system, as well as activists hoping to broaden the conversation about ...
Indigenous activists calling for the abolition of Australia Day expect tens of thousands of protesters to swamp Melbourne's CBD next week, saying a groundswell of support is building for more drastic action than changing the date of the national holiday. Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) — which ...
Jacinta Price has been subjected to a torrent of vile social media abuse from anti-Australia Day activists over her push to keep the national day on ... had listened to the views of local indigenous men and women — the Wadandi people — as part of preparations for the council's reconciliation action plan and ...
The Justice Department Helped a County Prosecutor Target the Facebook Records of Anti-Pipeline Activists ... a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration.
Hundreds of environmental and indigenous activists stormed the Washington state legislature on Monday to call for urgent action on climate change. Error loading ... far from over. Seven indigenous women have vowed to camp out on the Capitol lawn for the entirety of state's 60-day-long legislative session.
Alec Connon, an activist with 350 Seattle, said this victory led to activists discussing a potential plan to ensure lawmakers took responsibility without using Republicans as an excuse. “It's about time that the rhetoric we've seen from climate leaders in Washington state [translate into] actual meaningful policy ...
Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay put. They will stay until they are either arrested or politicians take action on climate change and native treaty rights. "We will be here as long as they let us ...


 

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