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Beyond Paper Promises, an online platform launched by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), tells the personal stories of people who have suffered land grabbing at the hands of two of the industry's biggest names - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Toba Pulp ...
The listicles, my god, the lists reducing native people, or "'rez life" -- it seems to be what Big Bang Theory is for people who pride themselves on being nerds, a bunch of familiar things to no avail, with no real message or remark -- it's a ...

In addition to intrusive surveillance, the leaked documents reveal that the security firm attempted to create divisions between activists, manipulate and discredit pipeline opponents, and collect evidence that law enforcement could use to prosecute ...
"We call on your institutions to avoid financing Indigenous rights abuses and climate change," it says. "In order to future-proof against involvement in these controversial, climate-wrecking pipelines, as well as the massively destructive extraction ...
According to representative Saifunnizam Sam, the court ruling sent the wrong signal to land rights activists and the natives of Sarawak fighting for their rights pertaining to Indigenous land issues. "This has been the struggle of many oppressed ...
This is a continuing battle, one that is more risky for environmental activists fighting at the grassroots. The Post-Paris ... During the days of COP21, eminent Canadian activist Naomi Klein said: "We need a post-Paris plan - a people's plan! ... More ...

For Brazil's black activists, however, the breach of the country's unofficial colour-blindness has also been accompanied by suspicion over race fraud: people taking advantage of affirmative action policies never meant for them in the first place ...
Dayak activist Emmanuela Shinta: 'We want to be heroes, not victims.' Why an enterprising spirit is required to tackle peatland challenges on ... The Forum gathered 425 stakeholders from the government, private sector, science and civil society to ...
The key imponderable is whether the Saudi action, regardless of the veracity of the official justification, aims at regime change in Qatar by replacing Tamim bin Hamad with another Al Thani who could act as a Saudi quisling.
Empowering Indigenous women to achieve justice, gain influence and take action is a precondition for a more equal world.
Brazil's powerful farm lobby caucus managed to pass a shocking report recommending the dismantling of the Indigenous affairs agency, Funai, the revision of rulings on land claims and the prosecution of indigenous-rights activists. Indigenous groups ...
The records label the protestors "jihadists" and seek to justify escalating action against them. ... said 21-year-old Alex Cohen, an Iowa activist named in the reports, which detail tracking him and his group's movements and activities. At least some ...
We are joined by Michael Mann, distinguished professor and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University; Kumi Naidoo, South African activist, former head of Greenpeace, now chairperson of Africans Rising for Justice, peace and ...
The records label the protesters "jihadists" and seek to justify escalating action against them. ... said 21-year-old Alex Cohen, an Iowa activist named in the reports, which detail tracking him and his group's movements and activities. At least some ...
A month-long national campaign that starts Thursday is an attempt to raise the profile of Indigenous authors, in light of the recent controversy over cultural appropriation and at a time when much focus is on Canada 150 celebrations.
At a time when governments need to be taking decisive action to meet basic climate change targets, and to enact a more sustainable development (as per the Sustainable Development Goals), we're seeing the wrong trend: fossil fuel companies, mining ...
The 2015 Truth and reconciliation Report (TRR) outlined 94 calls to action that should be pursued in order to close the gap between Indigenous Canadians and the rest of Canada. One of those items was for the Prime Minister to request that the Pope, as ...

A group of Indigenous leaders from the grassroots Idle No More and Defenders of the Land initiatives are responding to Canada's sesquicentennial with a public education and action campaign meant to highlight the injustices the country's First Nations ...
... Mexican presidency in 2018. A member of the Nahua community of the state of Jalisco, Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez was named the spokesperson, and hence the presidential aspirant, of the new Indigenous Council of government (CIG). ... In ...
A Hamilton law firm that fought on behalf of Caledonia residents disrupted by the tense occupation of a controversial housing project has spent money held in a reserve from the class action settlement and doesn't have the money to pay it back ...
While the majority of students, faculty and staff are fully engaged in the teaching and learning work of the college, a few are on a destructive course of action that hurts themselves and gives a distorted and false impression of our community." Both ...
First, under the influence of Noel Pearson the Indigenous majority has abandoned its insistence that a non-negotiable condition of recognition be a constitutional ban on racial discrimination.
Timoti Karetu, of the Te Panekiretanga o te Reo school, said: "The reason for our being here is to observe other people who, like us, are committed to the survival of their Indigenous languages. "Welsh language campaigners have long been in the ...
The organizations in the coalition include, among others, Action Aid Uganda, Advocates for Research in Development (ARiD), Akina Mama Wa Afrika (AMWA), Anti-Mines Network-Rwenzori (AMNET-R), Center for Constitutional governance (CCG), Chapter ... for ...
American recording artist and humanitarian Alicia Keys believes a change is coming, as people in both Canada and the United States wake up to the fight against inequality and injustice.
There may not be a pipeline at stake, but if Donald Trump has his way, Bears Ears National Monument in Utah could be stripped of its federal protections and become the next front in the battle between Indigenous rights and oil profits. The ...
The incident comes a day after the army had said it stopped an infiltration attempt backed by the Pakistan Army along the de facto border by killing two intruders believed to be the members of a Pakistan army Border Action Team (BAT). Bhat had ...
As May 30, 2017, date for the planned sit-at-home threat by the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) draws closer, an activist, Dr Sokari Soberekon, has warned the Igbos not to disturb Governor Nyesom Wike's peaceful reign in Rivers State. He gave the ...
Beginning in April of last year, indigenous activists calling themselves water protectors and their allies spent months attempting to block construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline, which runs near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in ...
"The emoji showing both flags together amounts to a small (very small) action, but for the group of people it stands for, the digital recognition carries deep significance," Tacey Rychter, an audience growth editor in the New York Times' Australia ...
May 25, 2017 - Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wants a new generation of pipelines and refineries to link his country's oil reserves in Alberta to the outside world.
One of six powerful activists accepting the award and standing for Canada's indigenous people - arguably the wealthy nation's most marginalized community - is Delilah Saunders, who has committed her life to support the cause after her sister, Loretta ...
With so many Indigenous communities affected by the expansion, activists say it has the potential to be "Standing Rock North.
Dias will be in Chicago on June 6 and 7 for the Social Innovation Summit, where a bunch of grown-ups will talk about "sparking social action" and "driving change" and use phrases like "increasingly complex global landscape." ... "If I meet someone who ...
During one plenary session, a newly-minted Georgian activist shouted, "I'm just a grape farmer. I don't know how to ... In late March of this year, an unusual group of activists gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia for a four-day conference to strategize ...
The last rites of the activists were performed after the BJP government struck an agreement with the Joint Action Committee Against the Anti-Tribal Bill (JACATB), news agency ANI reported.
ABC boss Michelle Guthrie was questioned about the ABC's policy of reserving certain jobs for Indigenous Australians during a lengthy Senate estimates session last night, during which she also revealed her annual salary was about $900,000.
Matt Remle, an Indigenous organizer based in Seattle, told Truthout that activists were not going to win a moral or environmental argument with the heads of corporations and banks that are backing major oil pipelines, so it is crucial to target what ...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - N ational, state and local officials warned the Mexican government of increasing violence and the need for extra security in the state of Jalisco, where two Indigenous brothers were shot dead ...
The killing of Harper, in combination with the murder of Cree high school student Helen Betty Osborne, sparked one of the largest mobilizations of indigenous peoples seen that decade. That, spurred the ... Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has staked his ...
And undoubtedly, Council's work will be miscast and mischaracterized as the meddling of activist, job-hating liberals. Opposition was well organized and financed by the petroleum industry and rightwing Front Groups like ... But Council's work on Cherry ...
"It should be a call to action. Something is still missing. Recognition will need to be owned by all of us" - Labor frontbencher Linda Burney.
AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk tribe member and Native American activist Richard Oakes made an appearance on the Google homepage on Monday.
In 2016, we even saw Pavel Sulyandziga, a well-known Indigenous leader in Russia and member of the UN Working Group on Business and human rights, speak out about the harassment he and his family are facing because of his work supporting local ...
Following the Black Lives Matter model, a Native Lives Matter movement has spread, calling attention to what Chase Iron Eyes, a Lakota attorney and activist, calls America's "undeclared race war." For police, Covarrubias' ... Why, she wondered, did the ...
COURT SET TO OK FEMALE RCMP CLASS-ACTION DEAL: Approval of a settlement in a class action by sexually harassed Mounties is expected Wednesday, paving the way for tens of millions of dollars to start flowing to the women.
Last week about 40 families and indigenous activists wrote a letter criticizing the inquiry and the commissioner, calling it disorganized, slow and culturally insensitive.
Richard Oakes was a Native American activist best known for leading the occupation of the disused Alcatraz prison, which was credited with changing the narrative around indigenous peoples' rights. He was shot and killed in 1972 but would have turned 75 ...
The Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement, later the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islanders, ran a decade-long grassroots campaign despite restrictions on the movement of indigenous people. There were letters ...
Hundreds of activists, organized by a coalition of Palestinian, Israeli and International organizations joined the families of Sarura to rebuild their village and create the "Sumud Freedom Camp.


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