Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Citizens Group Says Libel Suit from Landfill Company Meant To Silence

Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice says the landfill, which has accepted millions of pounds of coal ash from the 2008 Tennessee spill, violates their civil rights. The community surrounding the landfill is predominantly poor and African-American.

Interview: Gustavo Castro, Sole Witness to Berta Cáceres Assassination

"Gustavo Castro was the sole witness to the murder on March 3 of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. ... Last week he spoke by phone to The Intercept about the night of the murder and the reasons why environmental activism in Latin America is so dangerous."

Source: The Intercept, 04/20/2016

Federal Judge Says Court Should Not Dismiss Youths’ Climate Change Suit

"A federal magistrate judge in Eugene said Friday that a potential landmark lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by a group of environmentally minded youth plaintiffs and a leading climate scientist should be allowed to proceed in court."

Source: Eugene Register-Guard, 04/12/2016

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