Empty Shoes, Empty Schools: U.S. Gun Law Activists Begin Two Days Of Theater

By Ian Simpson, Reuters.com -

Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to [...]

Activists Say ‘Frack No’ To Proposed Pipeline As Cuomo Makes Renewable Energy Investment

By Ben Brandstein, Bedfordandbowery.com -

Environmental and community groups gathered outside New York University’s Kimmel Center this morning, rallying against a natural gas pipeline proposed by the Williams energy company. Meanwhile, [...]

Victory Against Ecocide In Guatemala

By Jeff Abbott, Towardfreedom.com -

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, announced last month that they would stop purchasing palm oil from a Guatemalan producer tied to human rights violations, environmental [...]

Activists Storm Washington, Demanding Protection For All Immigrants

By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout.org -

On March 6, a Maryland District Judge rejected a challenge to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving the administration a [...]

Latin America Poised To Agree World’s First Legal Pact For Nature Defenders

By Arthur Neslen, Theguardian.com -

Latin American countries are poised to agree the world’s first legally binding convention to protect environmental defenders at a conference in Costa Rica. Land activists and indigenous people [...]

Berta Cáceres Murder: Ex-Honduran Military Intelligence Officer Arrested

By Nina Lakhani, Theguardian.com -

Honduran authorities have arrested a former military intelligence officer for masterminding the murder of the indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was shot dead exactly two years ago today. David [...]

Durham Activists Want City To Become First In U.S. To Condemn Exchanges Between Local Cops And Israeli Security Forces

By Sammy Hanf, Indyweek.com -

Durham’s last two police chiefs have participated in these exchanges. Former DPD chief Jose Lopez attended a national counterterrorism training program in Israel through the Anti-Defamation [...]

Meet Frontline Activists Facing Down Global Mining Industry

By Staff, Redpepper.org.uk -

Leaders from the frontlines of mining struggles in the Philippines, Colombia and Uganda travelled to the UK this November to expose the true costs of the UK’s extensive ties to the global mining [...]

Disability Activists Crash Congress To Stop Bill Undermining Their Civil Rights

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

Anita Cameron remembers the Capitol Crawl like it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1990, and Congress was dragging its feet toward a vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a [...]

Climate ‘Hero’ Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence For Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"It doesn't matter if I'm sitting in jail. What matters is stopping the pollution," Foster,  a 53-year-old mental health counselor from Seattle, declared after his sentencing in North Dakota on [...]

Standing Rock Water Protector Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement

By Water Protectors Legal Collective, Nativenewsonline.net -

MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA – On Thursday February 8, Michael Giron will appear in federal court in Bismarck for a change of plea hearing as per the terms of a non-cooperating agreement with [...]

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered In 2017

By John R. Platt, Therevelator.org -

The deaths included farmers murdered by soldiers while defending their ancestral lands from coffee plantations in the Philippines; an indigenous leader allegedly killed by rebels in Colombia; and [...]

Native American Activist Followed Mother’s Footsteps To Standing Rock.

By Will Parrish, Theintercept.com -

AFTER SPENDING A YEAR in jail awaiting trial, Oglala Lakota Sioux activist Red Fawn Fallis pleaded guilty last week to two federal felonies related to her arrest while protesting the Dakota [...]

“This Is An Era Defined By The Rise Of Women”

By Angelina Giannopoulou, Transform-network.net -

In Athens, in a crowded room of 600 people, which proved very small for such an incredible woman, Angela Davis started her lecture by expressing her gratitude. She thanked all the Greek political [...]

Net Neutrality Activist ‘Throttles’ Street Traffic Outside FCC Building

By Tristan Greene, Thenextweb.com -

While the rest of you were crying into your cruelty-free glasses of vegan pond-water over the repeal of net neutrality, humanitarian and activist Rob Bliss was restoring freedom to American [...]