People & Population

DOJ Helped Prosecutor Target Facebook Records of Anti-Pipeline Activists

"Nine months after pipeline opponents in Washington state staged a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration."

Source: The Intercept, 01/15/2018

"Environmental Justice: What We’re Watching As The Year Ends"

"Last year ended with momentum. Flint — though still dealing with dirty water — had put environmental justice back on the map. It was no longer a topic tucked into academic papers and progressive media. National broadcasters and newspapers descended on mid-Michigan."

Source: EHN, 01/15/2018

"Pope's Chile Visit To Cast Light On Mapuche Indians' Land Struggle"

"The plight of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people and their struggle for land rights will come under the spotlight as Pope Francis travels to the country on Monday amid growing tension between the Mapuche and loggers and farmers."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn, 01/15/2018

"Beyond Standing Rock: Environmental Justice Suffered Setbacks in 2017"

"Humvees with heavily armed county, state and federal agents rolled into what remained of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota in early 2017. With a U.S. Department of Homeland Security helicopter circling low overhead and heavy machinery preparing to topple anything in their path, the camp's last few holdouts torched their tipis and fled across the frozen Cannonball River to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/15/2018

"1.5 Degrees Warming and the Search for Climate Justice for the Poor"

"A far-reaching report being drafted by the United Nations' authoritative climate science panel explores in comprehensive detail the environmental justice, poverty and other human rights challenges facing the world as it pursues the urgent and daunting goals of the Paris Agreement."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/15/2018


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