Indigenous peoples

17.06.2017

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle for social change

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle  for social change

On the occasion of the European Tour of the Standing Rock Water Protectors we had the opportunity to meet the young rapper and activist Rafael Gonzalez alias Tufawon. In this intense and engaging interview, Rafael talks about his first-line experience in the camps around the Dakota Access pipeline and his… »

16.06.2017

In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access pipeline violated the law

In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access pipeline violated the law

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which… »

15.06.2017

Standing Rock Sioux Wins Major Legal Victory Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Standing Rock Sioux Wins Major Legal Victory Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has won a major legal victory in federal court on Wednesday, which may have the power to force the shutdown of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. On Wednesday, District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Trump administration failed to carry out an adequate environmental… »

11.06.2017

The Water Protectors write to Intesa SanPaolo

The Water Protectors write to Intesa SanPaolo

Dear Mr. Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa SanPaolo Today we are reaching out to you publicly to bring attention to the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion dollar project that was constructed on 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty Land illegally and is a direct violation of the United… »

08.06.2017

The Water Protectors meet with the Mayor of Geneva

The Water Protectors meet with the Mayor of Geneva

Water Protectors Rachel Heaton and Rafael Gonzalez met with the Mayor of Geneva Rémy Pagani to talk about divestment out of fossil fuels and got his official support. Then they exchanged with the Union UNIA about strategies of divestment of the workers’ pension funds. The night ended with an outdoors hip-hop… »

07.06.2017

The Water Protectors in Geneva

The Water Protectors in Geneva

The Water Protectors from the Sioux tribe of Standing Rock, along with around 30 activists, participated in an action of civil disobedience. They occupied the Geneva headquarters of Credit Suisse to denounce their financing of fossil energies and notably the 1.4 billion USD invested in #DAPL. They trecked through… »

05.06.2017

Water Protectors and the Independent Press: Pressenza meets Standing Rock Activists

Water Protectors and the Independent Press: Pressenza meets Standing Rock Activists

Saturday June 10 at 2:30pm, during a counter-summit on the environment called “Ambiente alla base, non al vertice!”  at Bologna’s  September 11 Park, journalists from Pressenza Italy will participate in an encounter-debate on a topic previously introduced in Milan: the importance of creating much needed networks between activists and journalists dedicated… »

02.06.2017

Biafra: Ace Nnorom talks about independence, the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Ace Nnorom talks about independence, the IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu

We contacted Ace Nnorom, a British lecturer in public and international law, to understand what are the reasons behind the new secessionist flame to restore the Nation of Biafra. Mr Nnorom opened up and told Pressenza Italy about the crisis in IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu and his business partner Uchenna Alphonsus Okafor-Mefor. »

02.06.2017

Open letter by the Water Protectors to President Donald Trump

Open letter by the Water Protectors to President Donald Trump

We are Water Protectors who fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We are also engaged in struggles and movements on behalf of First Nations against fossil fuel projects that poison our land, water and damage the climate. We are traveling throughout Europe to ask European banks to divest from… »

31.05.2017

Five hundred days a prisoner

Five hundred days a prisoner

By Samantha San Romé “Either you love or hate Milagro,” said a local when I visited Jujuy.  “But don’t believe all the bad things they say,” he added.  He didn’t say much more.  He spoke little, but enough for me to understand that this is what happens when you’re… »

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