Biopiracy is widespread and has been going on for decades - this is just ONE example - the theft of Indigenous Knowledge - the exploitation of Indigenous Peoples runs deep within the pharmaceutical and agro- industries and it will continue until more attention and action is taken against these corporate thieves. WATCH, share, discuss!

The bitter truth about Stevia
Coca-Cola is lining its...
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Native Nations Rise | Tipi Camp and March on DC

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Remember, the frontlines are everywhere, and movement defense is everyone’s responsibility. It is critical that we do everything in our power to protect ourselves, our comrades, and the struggle for liberation. Here are some practices we strongly encourage:

Avoid the spreading of rumor and gossip, as that only serves the agenda of the State in its efforts to divide us. Triple-confirm...
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The Frontlines Are Everywhere: Protect Yourself, Your Comrades, and the Movement

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The first assumption is that since trees absorb carbon as they grow, forest growth will balance the carbon emitted by burning wood for energy. For example, the methodology specified in the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive for calculating emissions from biomass only considers supply-chain emissions and counts combustion emissions as zero. Several national frameworks including the UK’s also...
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Biomass subsidies 'not fit for purpose', says Chatham House | Carbon Brief

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This lie from the White House is revealing: The Trump administration (and its allies in the oil industry and North Dakota) understands that this story is not over. They want their narrative back.

And that’s not going to happen. How could it? We all know water is life.

#NODAPL
#INDIGENOUSRISING
#WATERISLIFE
#MNIWICONI

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Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away

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“We’ve always been around this river, and that’s why we’re here to protect this river,” said Harold Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the sister nation to Standing Rock. “That river brings life to the people.” [ Yesmagazine.org Link ]

As Police Evict Water Protectors, Tribes Vow to Continue the Fight

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Six tributaries flow into the Peel River, which itself later flows into the huge Mackenzie River and empties into the Beaufort. And the watershed serves as home to four First Nations (Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Tetlit Gwich’in Council) as well as for important wildlife including the porcupine caribou, grizzly bears and dolly varden trout. [...
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Battle to Protect Northern Yukon, Home of Pristine Peel Watershed, From Industry Heads to Supreme Court

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Internal conflict over who has the authority to speak for the entire nation when it comes to considering resource deals is not unique to the Gitxsan. Some critics say that the B.C. government, which has a legal obligation to consult First Nations when developing deals, fuels and benefits from internal division by negotiating behind closed doors only with those individuals who are likely to say...
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Internal Division in Gitxan First Nation Raises Questions About Informed Consent for LNG Pipeline

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In the U.S alone there are already some 2.6 million miles of active pipelines. These pipelines are typically used to transport crude and refined oil, natural gas, and water. There are approximately 72,000 miles of crude oil lines in the U.S. that connect regional markets. The majority of pipelines originate in or pass through Texas and other parts of the Southwest, where oil and natural gas...
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The promise of a pipeline

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Considering the inaction of the State, the attitude of the Peoples Advocate, work crews entering into deep areas of the jungle where the Toromona live, and testemonies of rescue crews hired by the companies overflying in search of the Toromona; The Documentation and Information Center of Bolivia (CEDIB), the Center for Judicial Research (CEJIS), and the indigenous people of Tacana II decided...
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A Risk of Genocide: Institutions ask IACHR to protect uncontacted peoples endangered by petroleum exploration in Bolivia

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Indigenous communities across Guatemala have brought the country to a standstill for the second day in a row. Blockading major crossroads and highways, the nationwide peaceful demonstrations are protesting against the Guatemalan congress’s rejection of a constitutional reform that would legally recognize indigenous justice as part of the country’s judicial system. [ Intercontinentalcry.org Link ]

Indigenous communities bring Guatemala to a standstill

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The PR firm has particularly strong ties to Governor Branstad of Iowa. It was Governor Branstad’s office that pushed the Governors of South and North Dakota to sign on to the LS2 letter.

As DeSmogBlog points out, Branstad’s chief of staff from 2010 to 2013, Jeff Boeyink, is now a Senior Vice President of LS2Group, and lobbies for ETP in Iowa. Susan Severino Fenton, LS2Group´s Director of...
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DAPL PR Firm Wrote Pro-Pipeline Letter Sent by Three Governors

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Burdened with crushing external debt to China, Ecuador’s government is pursuing mining as a quick source of liquidity. In the process, basic civil liberties as well as the rights of indigenous peoples and the rights of nature are being trampled. [ Pachamama.org Link ]

The New Threat of Mining in Shuar Territory

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Now that the Oroville Dam spillway crisis is in the media spotlight, I believe it is crucial to once again review the massive amount of money dumped by billionaires and corporate interests on Proposition 1 and 2 because it provides a quick and necessary snapshot of the Big Money interests behind the questionable environmental policies of Brown and his predecessors that have inevitably led to...
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The untold story of the Oroville Dam Crisis: the corporate money behind CA water politics

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“Like other Republicans in the pocket of the oil and gas industry, Senator Cornyn is totally out of step with the majority of Americans who support strong protections for endangered species,” said Greenwald. “Passage of these bills would be an absolute disaster for America’s imperiled wildlife.” [ Biologicaldiversity.org Link ]

Texas Senator John Cornyn Introduces Bills to Gut Endangered Species Act

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“Spicer claimed that the Trump administration has been ‘constantly’ in contact with our Tribe. That claim is absolutely false,” Archambault said.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Press Secretary Spicer’s statements

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“Today’s expulsion is a continuation of a centuries old practice, where the U.S. Government forcefully removes Indigenous people from our lands and territories. We urge supporters of the water protectors to continue to resist this travesty by organizing mass mobilizations, distributed actions, speaking out against the violations of the Treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the...
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IEN Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

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Cam 1 - Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Camp
Leading up to today Water Protectors and Indigenous Peoples at Oceti Sakowin/The Big Camp, have been lighting their traditional dwellings on fire.

This morning, Indigenous Rising spoke with Darren Begay who has been managing the Navajo style structures at Oceti. He told us that as This forced evacuation grew nearer, he consulted with elders from his ancestral lands and they all agreed that...
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