Anti-coal protesters shut down world’s largest coal port

A sustained protest movement by Blockade Australia has shut down export operations at the Port of Newcastle, the world’s largest coal port. On Wednesday, two anti-coal protesters from Blockade Australia shut down coal export operations at the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. This is a continuation of a sustained protest movement against theContinue reading “Anti-coal protesters shut down world’s largest coal port”

Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965

68% approve of labor unions, highest since 1965 90% of Democrats, 47% of Republicans approve of unions Labor union membership remains steady at 9% of U.S. adults Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Though statistically similar to last year’s 65%, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965.Continue reading “Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965”

Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations

Lower house approval vote sets up trial in Chile’s senate Papers revealed offshore dealings of conservative president Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has been impeached by the lower house of congress, setting up a trial in the nation’s senate over allegations he favored the sale of a family property while in office. The vote to impeach passed withContinue reading “Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations”

Let’s talk about Manchin and political games – Beau of the Fifth Column

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Violence targeting Indigenous people surges 61 percent in Brazil

Land invasions in Brazilian Indigenous territories rose 137 percent last, a rights group reported. Violence against Indigenous people in Brazil surged by more than 60 percent last year, a rights group has said, as land invasions of Indigenous territories increased and the government failed to provide protection. In its annual report, released on Thursday, on violence againstContinue reading “Violence targeting Indigenous people surges 61 percent in Brazil”

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change. The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. It also showsContinue reading “COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report”

Let’s talk about Manchin selling out coal miners – Beau of the Fifth Column

Ecuadorean indigenous communities sue to halt oil development

Indigenous communities from Ecuador’s Amazon on Monday (Oct 18) sued the government to halt plans by President Guillermo Lasso to increase oil development in the country, calling the expansion efforts a “policy of death. Lasso, a conservative ex-banker who took office in May, issued two decrees in the first days of his administration meant toContinue reading “Ecuadorean indigenous communities sue to halt oil development”

Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak

Papers gave details about a 2010 stake sale by Sebastian Pinera’s family in a mining project that activists objected to. Chile’s public prosecutor has said it will investigate the sale of a mining project involving the family of President Sebastian Pinera after new details emerged about the transaction in the Pandora Papers leak. Marta Herrera,Continue reading “Chile’s billionaire president under scrutiny over Pandora leak”

Guinea: Coup uncertainty raises value of bauxite – Al Jazeera

The coup in Guinea earlier this month has given the country an unexpected windfall. Political uncertainty has pushed up the value of its bauxite reserves. The ore is used to produce aluminum and companies are setting up large-scale operations to cash in. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Conakry, Guinea.

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