Pentagon to permanently shut down leaking Navy fuel tank facility in Hawaii

The Defense Department will permanently shut down the Navy’s massive fuel tank facility in Hawaii that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor’s tap water, and will remove all the fuel, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the decision by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is based on a new Pentagon assessment, but alsoContinue reading “Pentagon to permanently shut down leaking Navy fuel tank facility in Hawaii”

Ecuador’s private heavy crude pipeline bursts in Amazon region

Ecuador’s privately held heavy crude pipeline burst on Friday and technical staff are at the scene working to contain the damage, crude transport company OCP Ecuador said. The incident happened in the so-called Piedra Fina zone, an area in Ecuador’s Amazon where regressive erosion caused the OCP pipeline and the state-owned SOTE pipeline to haltContinue reading “Ecuador’s private heavy crude pipeline bursts in Amazon region”

Let’s talk about foreign policy concepts you’ll need soon – Beau of the Fifth Column

Australia: WA Premier Mark McGowan says US white supremacists are targeting remote communities

Premier Mark McGowan says United States-based white supremacist groups are spreading misinformation online to cause fear about COVID-19 vaccinations in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Mr McGowan made the comments during a press conference in Kalgoorlie on Thursday and again warned that travel to regional communities could be restricted after WA’s border reopens if they doContinue reading “Australia: WA Premier Mark McGowan says US white supremacists are targeting remote communities”

9 Democrats urge DOJ to free lawyer who won lawsuit against Chevron

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and seven other House Democrats are urging the Justice Department to release American environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who helped Indigenous communities in Ecuador win a $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron. Why it matters: Human rights groups say the charges against Donziger, who is serving a six-month prison term for contempt ofContinue reading “9 Democrats urge DOJ to free lawyer who won lawsuit against Chevron”

American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand

When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”

Australia lobbied Unesco to remove reference to 1.5C global warming limit to protect heritage sites

Environment campaigners say the Morrison government’s attempt to remove the reference to 1.5C is ‘hugely significant’ and ‘bewildering’ Australia is trying to block a UN recommendation that countries should try to keep global heating to 1.5C to protect world heritage sites from the impacts of the climate crisis. The Morrison government has also told Unesco major decisionsContinue reading “Australia lobbied Unesco to remove reference to 1.5C global warming limit to protect heritage sites”

COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis

Amid COP26 talks, more than 200 events worldwide demand action for communities already affected by climate change. Protests are under way for a second day in cities around the world as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch United Nations climate summit inContinue reading “COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis”

Indigenous leaders pan ‘Quebec values’ course for not being inclusive – APTN News

Quebec is scrapping its “ethics and religion” course in favour of one called “Quebec values and citizenship.” But there’s been significant fallout from First Nations political and educational organizations following the announcement.

Trudeau files last-ditch appeal against billions for Indigenous children

Tribunal ordered Canadian government to pay compensation to children who suffered discrimination in welfare system Justin Trudeau’s government has launched a last-minute court appeal against a ruling that would require it pay billions of dollars to First Nations children who suffered discrimination in the welfare system. Minutes before a court deadline on Friday afternoon, the government filedContinue reading “Trudeau files last-ditch appeal against billions for Indigenous children”

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