Indigenous peoples

26.04.2017

Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

by National Alliance of People’s Movements New Delhi, April 24: Prafulla Samantara, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements and the leader of Lokshakti Abhiyan, Orissa has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017. The Goldman Environmental Prize honours the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists for their… »

25.04.2017

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

By Baher Kamal It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See… »

20.04.2017

Second open letter to Intesa SanPaolo: #Divest DAPL!

Second open letter to Intesa SanPaolo: #Divest DAPL!

April 20, 2017 Mr. Carlo Messina CEO Intesa SanPaolo Piazza San Carlo, 156 10121 Turin Italy cc: Elena Flor, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Unit Elena Jacobs, Chief of CEO Staff CSR@intesasanpaolo.com sostenibilita.ambientale@intesasanpaolo.com Dear Mr. Messina, The undersigned organizations are writing to continue the conversation that… »

06.04.2017

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe applauds BNP Paribas’ decision to divest from DAPL

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe applauds BNP Paribas’ decision to divest from DAPL

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is pleased to announce BNP Paribas has sold its shares in the loan to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Representatives from the bank contacted the Tribe to share the news on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Tribe commends the bank’s decision, which sends a strong… »

04.04.2017

Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: Intesa SanPaolo Answers and Protest organizers Respond

Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: Intesa SanPaolo Answers and Protest organizers Respond

During the online protest against Intesa SanPaolo’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, more than 100 people wrote on the bank’s Facebook page and many more sent messages on Twitter. Many of those involved, including the organizers, (Women’s March – Milan, American Expats for Positive Change, Resistance Events… »

29.03.2017

Open Letter to Intesa SanPaolo: Stop Supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Open Letter to Intesa SanPaolo: Stop Supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline

We are writing as concerned global citizens of Italy and other countries to ask that Intesa SanPaolo withdraw its investments from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a reprehensible project that violates the sovereignty and human rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as well as damaging the environment that they… »

27.03.2017

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

On Monday 27th of March, negotiations start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.  It is expected that over 100 countries will participate in the drafting process.  Campaigners from the ban treaty network, ICAN (of which Pressenza is partner organisation), gathered on the 25th and 26th to plan their… »

26.03.2017

Dutch banking and insurance group ING sells its stake in Dakota Access pipeline loan

Dutch banking and insurance group ING sells its stake in Dakota Access pipeline loan

Internationale Nederlanden Groep (ING) has reached an agreement for the sale of its loan to the Dakota Access pipeline. The sale follows a constructive dialogue between ING and representatives from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and has the full support of the Tribe. In our meeting with the Standing Rock Sioux… »

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… »

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