User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes 24.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Guatemala's Fenix mine, closed for 30 years, faces disputes over land ownership and lawsuits for gang-rape and murder

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Give forests to local people to preserve them 24.7.2014 New Scientist: News
The best way to protect forests, and the carbon they contain that could otherwise cause global warming, is to hand them over to local ...
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Critics say proposed rules on fish consumption insufficient 22.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Tribal leaders are skeptical of a proposal by Gov. Jay Inslee to set new water-quality standards.
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EPA blocks huge Alaska mine project with environmental restrictions 19.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pebble mine decision protects state's largest salmon fishery
Copper and gold mine stood to affect Manhattan-sized area

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Obama boosts climate agenda 17.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Proposals would address vulnerabilities in electrical grid and other infrastructure.
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Orwell would recognise the logic of postcolonialism at play in West Papua | Morgan Godfery 15.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
In many respects, the West Papuan struggle is the story of Indigenous peoples the world over: exploitation Few people know that George Orwell, better known as the author of the dystopian novel 1984, is one of the earlier founders of postcolonial studies. Orwells best known contribution to the field is Burmese Days, but his earliest contribution was How a Nation Is Exploited The British Empire in Burma . Published in the French journal Le Progrès civique, Orwell describes how the land, labour and resources of one country that is, Burma - are used to finance the industrial development of another in this case, Britain. Care is taken to avoid technical and industrial training [in Burma]. This rule, observed throughout India, aims to stop India from becoming an industrial country capable of competing with ...
Filets aren't the issue in Inslee's remarkable fish-consumption decision 14.7.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
How much fish do you eat? Twelve pounds a month? If you’re like most people, the answer isn’t anywhere close – one of the reasons Gov. Jay Inslee’s judgment call on a momentous water-quality issue last week struck so many people as absurd.
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Inslee proposes new water quality rules 10.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing to dramatically increase the fish consumption rate that partly drives water quality standards in the state.
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EPA rejects Mesabi Nugget water variance 4.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is explaining its reversal of a decision that would have given a Minnesota iron pellet facility more time to comply with water quality laws.
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Five questions to Murray Saylor: this week on IndigenousX 4.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account. We're inviting them to tell us about who they are I am a proud Torres Strait Islander man whose family still reside on Darnley Island (Erub), which marks the eastern edge of the Torres Strait. I realised at a young age I wanted to break the welfare cycle and challenge the negative stereotypes about Indigenous Australians and create my own destiny. I completed my business degree as a mature aged student at James Cook University, Townsville, which kickstarted my professional ...
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World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs 3.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South Continue reading...
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Ecuador planned power plant in Yasuni national park, documents show 2.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Government appeared to be preparing plans at the same time as pursuing a high-profile scheme not to exploit the oil

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Kukamas abandon hunger strike over Peruvian Amazon oil pollution 30.6.2014 Guardian: Environment
Indigenous people call off action following meeting with ministers over their failure to aid to contaminated communities Continue reading...
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Peru now has a licence to kill environmental protesters 29.6.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Law exempts soldiers and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injuries or deaths Some of the recent media coverage about the fact that more than 50 people in Peru the vast majority of them indigenous are on trial following protests and fatal conflict in the Amazon over five years ago missed a crucial point. Yes, the hearings are finally going ahead and the charges are widely held to be trumped-up, but what about the government functionaries who apparently gave the riot police the order to attack the protestors, the police themselves, and following Wikileaks revelations of cables in which the US ambassador in Lima criticized the Peruvian governments reluctance to use force and wrote there could be implications for the recently implemented Peru-US FTA if the protests continued the role of the US government? The conflict broke out in northern Peru after mainly indigenous Awajúns and Wampis had been peacefully protesting a series of new laws which were supposedly emitted to comply with a ...
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Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory 26.6.2014 LA Times: Nation
— Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine.
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History buffs race to preserve dialect in Missouri 24.6.2014 AP National
OLD MINES, Mo. (AP) -- A small circle of history researchers is racing to capture the last remnants of a little-known French dialect that endures in some old Missouri mining towns before the few remaining native speakers succumb to old age....
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History buffs race to preserve last remnants of rare French dialect in Missouri mine country 24.6.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Queensland sandmining: corruption watchdog asked to investigate donation 24.6.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Mining company spent $90,000 helping Campbell Newman win his seat off Labor to become premier in 2012, Labor says

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Five questions to Adam Sharah: this week on IndigenousX 20.6.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account. We're inviting them to tell us about who they are My name is Adam Sharah. I grew up on Guringai country in NSW. I am part of the adopted generation. Due to the White Australia policy at the time that I was born in the early 70s, my family history was not recorded. Despite that fact, I feel a strong connection to country, culture and my people. I stand up for country, for sovereignty and for social ...
A big bet on coal 19.6.2014 Durango Herald
KIRTLAND, New Mexico Faced with the possibility of losing $40 million in annual revenue and several hundred jobs for its members, the Navajo Nation last year placed a high-stakes bet on coal, agreeing to take ownership of Navajo Mine.Only a few months later, that bet is looking increasingly precarious as the Obama...
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