Indigenous peoples

20.03.2017

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil could start flowing through the highly contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline as early as today. On Saturday, an appeals court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Nations’ request for an emergency injunction to stop the pipeline from becoming operational. Meanwhile, the University of California’s chief investment… »

18.03.2017

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Sami Parliament in Norway, which represents the indigenous Sami people, also known as Lapps in English, has convinced the second largest pension fund of the country, the public sector sign, to divest from companies linked to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project. This act aims to express solidarity to Native… »

12.03.2017

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

On Friday March 10th 5,000 members of Native Americans tribes and their supporters – celebrities, environmental and peace activists, veterans, college students – marched on Washington, D.C.  amid bitter cold, rain, sleet, and snow, calling for Trump and the U.S. Congress to recognize Indigenous Rights to water, land, sovereignty and culture. »

09.03.2017

Indigenous peoples and their allies will march on Washington D.C. on March 10th

Indigenous peoples and their allies will march on Washington D.C. on March 10th

Thousands of indigenous peoples and their allies are coming to D.C. from all over the nation to march on Washington D.C. on March 10th . The March will begin at the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, will then make its way to the White House, where it will end… »

06.03.2017

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

A new United Nations report has criticized the United States government over its handling of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced massive resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota as well as members of hundreds of other Native American nations. The report says the… »

03.03.2017

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

By Jutta Wolf for InDepthNews. United Nations experts have strongly criticised Germany for “crimes against Africans and people of African descent” adding that they are “deeply concerned about the human rights situation of people of African descent” in the country. “Germany’s crimes against Africans and people of African descent… »

01.03.2017

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than… »

27.02.2017

March 10th 2017, Native March on Washington DC

March 10th 2017, Native March on Washington DC

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across the world and demand that Indigenous Rights be respected. This is not… »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

18.02.2017

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

In late September nearly a hundred scientists had signed onto a letter claiming there were “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline and since then the number of scientists involved has grown to over 200. They are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to put a stop… »

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