Posts Tagged ‘Native Rights’

Goldman Environmental Prize 2017

Instead of a traditional anniversary post I would like to highlight the winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize this year. There’s a way to support each fight. Check out the links associated with each environmental activist and the website.: Goldmanprize.org mark! Lopez a community organizer from East LA who, with the organization East Yard Communities for…

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April 22, 1970 Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. On April 22,1970, twenty million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the destruction of the environment. Groups…

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March 15, 1970 Occupation of Fort Lawton

On March 8th, 1970 one hundred members of the United Indians of All Tribes organized to reclaim one thousand acres of unused federal land at Fort Lawton in Seattle.   The claim to Fort Lawton was based on treaty rights promising reversion of surplus military lands to their original owners. The goals of the occupation…

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This Week’s News

Today’s moon waxes gibbous – just over half full – or half empty, depending on how you look at it.  Could that be an apt metaphor for the rest of life?  Temperatures continue to fluctuate in extremes.  Trees in downtown Ithaca are budding while Cayuga inlet has frozen back up, leaving waterbirds to float far…

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Feb 27th, 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee

The Occupation of Wounded Knee began on February 27, 1973, when approximately two hundred Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The protest followed the failure of an effort of the Oglala Civil Rights Organization to…

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2014-03-11 – Eco-Defense Radio News

Transcript (with links) from the 2014-03-04 Broadcast of Eco-Defense Radio on WRFI.org– Today, we be spoke with Joseph Campbell from Gas Free Seneca. We talked about tonights community forum in Watkins Glen called Seneca in the Balance. The forum focuses on the proposed Liquified Natural Gas Storage Facility in the Salt Caverns underneath Seneca Lake. The event will feature health…

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