User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
Last updated: Apr 09 2015 20:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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WorldViews: Why India is at war with Greenpeace 9.4.2015 Washington Post: World
India’s environmental war are heating up.On Thursday, India suspended Greenpeace India’s ability to receive foreign funds and froze its bank accounts on Thursday, the latest in a series of run-ins the global green watchdog has had with the government here in the past five years.Read full article ...
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Dancing in one of the driest places on Earth 9.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
South America's Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, resembles some of the faraway planets monitored by giant telescopes there.
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Canada mining firm compensates Papua New Guinea women after alleged rapes 4.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
  • Watchdog reported pattern of extreme sexual violence by security workers
  • 11 tribal women said a previous ‘remedy framework’ for 137 women fell short

A Canada-based gold mining company is paying compensation to a group of tribal women and girls who allege they were assaulted and raped by police and security guards at the company’s mine in Papua New Guinea.

The 11 women, who were aged between 14 and in their 80s when the alleged crimes took place, are among 137 local Enga women and girls who had previously been compensated by Barrick Gold Corporation, after allegations of sexual violence, including gang rape and imprisonment, by armed security guards and police officers at the Porgera mine.

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It's not just Indigenous Australians v. Adani over a coal mine. We should all join this fight | Blair Palese 3.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The Wangan and Jagalingou people’s battle with big coal at Carmichael will test both our commitment to native title and our national values The Wangan and Jagalingou people’s rejection of the Indigenous land use agreement with Adani for land designated for the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin will put our national values to the test. The decision is simple – a choice between preserving our history, our land and our environment or giving in to the interests of big coal and gas. Although this is a major test case of Australia’s commitment to the principles set out in the Native Title legislation, it is definitely not the first instance of Indigenous communities fighting against the encroachment of fossil fuels on their culture and territories across the world. This is the starting point of life. We consider this as our place of where we come from, our dreaming. If this mine proceeds, it will destroy every connection there is with our ancestors and our laws and ...
Immigration: the big issue that the left just can’t get right 31.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ukip and the Tories dominate the immigration debate with questions about economic costs and benefits. It’s time for Labour to start talking about what ‘British values’ really are. After all, humanity has a worth beyond money Everything was, very briefly, going OK for the Labour party, and then it brought out its immigration mug . It was a simple red mug, with the words “Controls on Immigration”; it is one of the party’s five pledges. The others are either infuriatingly vague (“An NHS with time to care”) or pointlessly catch-all (“A country where the next generation can do better than the last”). But the immigration pledge is the worst, having neither any foundation in policy (bar some very mild notions of benefit-parsimony), nor any basis in politics. Plus, who would drink from that? The party doesn’t even understand what a mug is ...
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Anglican bishops' letter urging fossil fuel divestment 30.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Seventeen bishops and archbishops tell Anglican church investments in fossil fuel companies incompatible with a just and sustainable future

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Jacky Green: 'Nothing has really changed since whitefellas came. First it was horses now bulldozers' 30.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Garrwa artist and activist talks about the politics of his art, big mining on his ancestral lands, and how history consistently conspires to dispossess Indigenous peoples

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We stand in solidarity with Wangan and Jagalingou people: Greenpeace 27.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'We stand in solidarity with Wangan and Jagalingou people: Greenpeace' at newkerala.com.
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Indigenous traditional owners reject Adani's land deal in Australia 26.3.2015 Hindustan Times: Business
Indigenous traditional owners of the lands have rejected Indian mining giant Adani's 16.5 billion dollar mine, rail and port projects in Australia's coal-rich Queensland state, in what is being described as the biggest case in recent history involving native title law.
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Indigenous traditional owners reject Adanis land deal in Australia 26.3.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Indigenous traditional owners of the lands have rejected Indian mining giant Adanis 165 billion dollar mine rail and port projects in Australias coalrich Queensland state in what is being described as the biggest case in recent history involving native title ...
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McCollum blasts new wild rice plan 25.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state shouldn't lower water quality standards to "cater to any industry," says DFL U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.
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MPCA seeks lake-by-lake plan to protect wild rice 25.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The old sulfate standard poses a problem for mining, and the MPCA says it isn't the best way to protect wild rice.
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The global extraction industry has become hallmarked by plundering, violence and political corruption 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Rafael Marques de Morais’ reports on the links between diamond mining and corruption in Angola draw attention to the growing causes for concern worldwide about the extraction industry Continue reading...
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March in March protests held against budget cuts, CSG and Tony Abbott 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Crowds across Australia have rallied against coal seam gas, metadata retention, the closure of remote Indigenous communities and the Abbott government

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Climate change demands immense changes to the economic system 18.3.2015 Guardian: Science
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Of three remote communities here, why are only the two Aboriginal ones under threat? 11.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Tony Abbott says living in remote communities is a ‘lifestyle choice’. For the thousands of Indigenous people who actually live in them, it’s a matter of life and death. A special report from Guardian Australia’s Perth correspondent There are three small communities within 30km of each other in the Kimberley, the isolated north-western corner of Australia. Because of a new funding deal struck between Australia’s state and federal governments, two of those communities could be closed. These are very vulnerable people and they need to know what’s happening My people all moved into town. And there’s big trouble, big trouble. I come from a family of good workers. Not everyone’s like that. But a lot of Aboriginal people, we want to work. There will be evidence come out about appalling mistreatment of little kids I don’t want to see my grandkids [experience] what’s happening in town. Otherwise they end up ...
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Climate fight won't wait for Paris: vive la résistance 9.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change , Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not certain – we must not rest till the industry is forced to keep the carbon in the ground. You can read previous pieces here The official view: all eyes are on Paris , where negotiators will meet in December for a climate conference that will be described as “the most important diplomatic gathering ever” and “a last chance for humanity.” Heads of state will jet in, tense closed-door meetings will be held, newspapers will report that negotiations are near a breaking point, and at the last minute some kind of agreement will emerge, hailed as “a start for serious action”. The actual story: what happens at Paris will be, at best, one small part of the climate story, one more skirmish in the long, hard-fought road to climate sanity. What comes before and after will ...
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On the other side of Australia, a marine wonder to rival the Great Barrier Reef 9.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

In the third in a series of special reports on the nation’s most extraordinary marine environments, Guardian Australia’s ocean correspondent visits the proposed Great Kimberley marine park, and its amazing jewel in the crown: Horizontal Falls

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In Suriname, indigenous groups present lawmakers with plan to conserve roughly half of country 6.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Occidental Petroleum pays Peru indigenous confidential sum in Amazon pollution settlement 6.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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