Ecuador: Campesinos Rebelan Contra la Empresa Minera

Foto: Campesinos en la provincia de Bolívar incendiaron un vehículo blindado de policía y un tractor minero en un esfuerzo por evitar la minería en sus tierras.   Este artículo es una traducción Por Misael González A principios de este mes, en la parroquia de Telimbela, provincia de Bolívar, en el centro de Ecuador, las masas bloquearon los vehículos pertenecientes a la empresa china Yankuang … Continue reading Ecuador: Campesinos Rebelan Contra la Empresa Minera

Tropical Storm Imelda Devastates Southeast Texas

Photo: Tropical Storm Imelda sent barges crashing into bridges and other structures in the Houston area. By Jennifer Kelly From Wednesday to Thursday southeast Texas experienced major flooding as a result of tropical storm Imelda. Formed only hours before making landfall, the storm took residents by surprise. There was little warning of the impending floods. Many of the people who lost their homes in Hurricane … Continue reading Tropical Storm Imelda Devastates Southeast Texas

HOUSTON: Greenpeace Activists Stage Protest to Shut Down Ship Channel

Photo: Greenpeace activists suspended from Fred Hartman Bridge on the morning of the September 12 Democratic Debate. By Jennifer Kelly On the morning of the Democratic debate last week in Houston, a group of protesters with Greenpeace USA, an affiliate of the international environmental nonprofit, attempted to shut down the Houston Ship Channel for 24 hours. Several activists suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge, forcing … Continue reading HOUSTON: Greenpeace Activists Stage Protest to Shut Down Ship Channel

PERÚ: Suspenden Construcción de la Mina de Cobre Tía María

Foto: Manifestantes bloquean la calle en Arequipa. Este artículo es una traducción. Por Jakob Stein La semana pasada, el Ministerio de Energía y Minas de Perú suspendió el permiso para la construcción de la mina de cobre Tía María, un proyecto de 1.4 mil de millones de dólares, en la región de Arequipa. El gobierno reaccionario suspendió la licencia supuestamente para reevaluar su legalidad y tomar … Continue reading PERÚ: Suspenden Construcción de la Mina de Cobre Tía María

BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

Photo: Massive fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest By Jakob Stein On the weekend of August 10, the latifundio (large landlords) promoted a political action known as “Dia do Fogo” or “Day of Fire,” in which a coordinated series of fires were set to promote the clearing of large sections of the Amazon rainforest for ranching and cattle grazing, as well as other destructive … Continue reading BRAZIL: Landlords Set Fire to Amazon

PERU: Construction of Tía María Copper Mine Suspended

Photo: Protesters block road in Arequipa By Jakob Stein Last week, Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines suspended the permit for the construction of the $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper mine in the Arequipa region. The reactionary government suspended the license supposedly to reevaluate its legality and take into account the objections from local officials, but paralyzing strikes, port blockades, and combative protests have forced … Continue reading PERU: Construction of Tía María Copper Mine Suspended

BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader

By Jakob Stein On July 23, dozens of armed prospectors raided a Wajãpi indigenous village in the state of Amapá and murdered village leader Emyra Wajãpi. The National Indian Foundation (Funai) declined to confirm the details of the chief’s death, however the other villagers reported that the 68-year-old leader was stabbed in the woods while returning to the village and thrown in a river. Fascist … Continue reading BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader