Small Victory for the San Francisco Peaks
After 4 hours of meeting Flagstaff City Council voted 5-2 to not amend a proposed substitute agreement to sell 180 million gallons of Flagstaff’s drinking water to Arizona Snowbowl for snowmaking on the Holy San Francisco Peaks;. More than 150 concerned community members attended including Tribal representatives from Hopi, Navajo and Havasupai Nations. You can read more in the press release. There is another meeting
Paul Kagame Inaugurated Amidst Reports of Genocide
In spite of a recent UN report exposing genocide at the hands of his army, Paul Kagame was sworn in for another term as President of Rwanda. A general who took special training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Kagame helped orchestrate the Rwandan genocide; of Hutus and Tutsis in the 1990s in order to install Rwanda as a US protectorate. Since then, his dictatorship has been upheld by the US as one of peace-keeping and reasonable development.
In June of this year, Kagame received the world environment award; in June for banning plastic bags and improving Rwanda’s long term energy plans. The link between the genocide and environmental recognition on a global scale becomes clear when one realizes that Obama has not commented on the exposure of Kagame’s genocidal regime, and the same man who gave the invocation at Obama’s inauguration, Rev. Rick Warren, also gave the invocation at Kagame’s inauguration this month. The false solutions and environmental smoke and mirrors set up by the Obama regime are reflected in those of Kagame’s, revealing a serious lack of integrity within globalized institutions of environmental development.”
Residents of “Cancer Village” in China Sustain Radical Environmentalist Campaign
From: The Epoch Times;
“On Aug. 10, approximately 1,000 protestors faced more than 200-armed police officers. Villagers barricaded the entrance to one chemical plant with heavy machinery and blocked the door of a pharmaceutical company with a mound of earth.
Local police arrested four villagers around midnight on Aug. 23. Several thousand villagers promptly gathered in front of a government building and requested the release of the arrested. A couple of thousand armed police officers and special police forces arrived to disperse the villagers.”
First Nations Taking Action for Endangered Species Protection in Alberta
Chiefs from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Beaver Lake Cree Nation are taking legal action for the Caribou in northeast Alberta, Canada. They hope to get emergency restrictions against industrial development on their land. Read more here.
Kenya and Tanzania Discussing End to Highway Project
According to Business Daily;, Kenya and Tanzania are entering talks to end a highway project through the Serengeti National Park. The road would be built for tourists to travel through the scenic area, but it would also wreak havoc on the wildlife and biodiversity of the ecologically important region.