Posts Tagged with "violence"

Deadly Violence Against Environmentalists On The Rise Worldwide

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Deadly Violence Against Environmentalists On The Rise Worldwide

“We all stand before history.“- Ken Saro-Wiwa, executed for environmental advocacy, Nigeria, Nov. 10, 1995 What the hell is going on out there? I know a lot people targeted by our federal government and corporate private security for their organizing work. We’ve got the FBI targeting environmentalists, anarchists and Occupiers as “terrorists.” Homeland Security leads [...]

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ThinkProgress Reporters Attacked by Security Guards

Friday, August 5, 2011

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ThinkProgress Reporters Attacked by Security Guards

Corporations are getting more nervous and more protective of their dirty secrets. Witness this incident at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Originally posted at ThinkProgress: Yesterday, at a conference in New Orleans, two ThinkProgress reporters were attacked by security guards for no apparent reason. Reporters Scott Keyes and Lee Fang were at the Marriott Hotel [...]

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No Blood for Palm Oil

Friday, January 21, 2011

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No Blood for Palm Oil

The land grab crisis in Indonesia is getting worse — with tragic consequences. On Tuesday, six unarmed villagers were shot while harvesting palm oil fruit on their own land. Jakarta Globe’s Jan. 16 article reports the villagers had an ongoing conflict with Kresna Duta Agroindo, a palm oil subsidiary of Sinar Mas, when they were [...]

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