Posts Tagged with "hunger strike"

Two Jailed Pro-Mountain Activists Stage Hunger Strike Against Excessive Bail

Monday, February 22, 2010

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The legal system is loaded against people fighting King Coal in Appalachia. Over the past year, we’ve seen excessive “cash-only” bails for non-violent activists in jail and excessive fines once their legal matters are settled. Now two of the three activists arrested last week at the Marfork Coal Company’s offices are fighting back against their [...]

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Sumatra hunger strike: the last recourse for a forest community

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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Here in Riau, Indonesia, signs of the struggle to save the last of Sumatra’s forest is everywhere. Daily, the papers cover stories of timber and oil palm companies destroying forests, engaging in corruption, driving land conflicts, sponsoring violence, and marginalizing indigenous peoples. Today, on the way to a meeting with the local NGO Elang, I [...]

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