RedskyNews Category: Protests & Campaigns

Along Sega Eco Warrior Dies

Along Sega, one of the last nomadic tribesmen of Borneo who won fame for his battle to save the forests and traditional lifestyle of his Penan people, has died aged in his 70s. Jailed twice for his struggle against the

Money Before Nature Will Be Costly

Indoenesia: The government’s pursuit of increased revenue at the expense of environmental conservation could see the number of water pollution cases nationwide increase by 50 percent to 70 percent this year, activists say. The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi)

Police Infiltrated Activist Group

The trial of six green campaigners has collapsed amid claims that an undercover policeman who infiltrated their group offered to give evidence on their behalf. The six were charged with conspiring to shut down the coal-fired Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in

Activists Clash With Japan Whalers

Japanese whaling authorities say Sea Shepherd activists have attacked its whaling fleet in the Antarctic, in the second clash between the two sides this week. The Institute of Cetacean Research, which organises Japan’s so-called scientific whaling program, says activists from

Power Station Plotters Walk Free

A group of climate change activists who were convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass after they planned to shut down the UK’s second largest power station have walked free from court. The group were among more than 100 people

US & Japan Mulled Reining Activists

WIKILEAKS: Leaked US government documents show Australian officials were willing to accept a compromise deal with Japan over whaling – despite then-environment minister Peter Garrett, publicly rejecting the idea. Fairfax newspapers say documents obtained by WikiLeaks show Mr Garrett’s former

Activists Clash with Japan Whalers

The organisation in charge of Japan’s scientific whaling program has accused the Sea Shepherd conservation group of endangering its crews in the Southern Ocean. The two sides have clashed for the first time during this season’s Antarctic hunt.

Anti Whaling Sea Shepherd Sets Sail

The newest addition to the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet is due to leave Hobart this morning for the Southern Ocean. The 30 metre monohull and its crew of 11 have spent the past two weeks preparing for the campaign against

Danish Climate Arrests Illeagal

A Danish court ruled on Thursday that police illegally detained 250 demonstrators during last year’s U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen. Nearly 2,000 protesters were detained during the December 2009 summit, and 250 took their case to court claiming their civil

Environmentalists Sue ExxonMobil

Two environmental groups have announced a lawsuit against oil giant ExxonMobil, claiming the company’s Houston, Texas-area oil refinery and chemical plant complex has generated illegal amounts of air pollution. The Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed the suit Tuesday in

Protest Hits Taiwan Petro. Project

Hundreds of supporters and opponents of a controversial plan to build a petrochemical complex clashed in central Taiwan Tuesday as the government held a public hearing into the project. The two opposing forces used poles and protest banners to poke

German Nuclear Shipment Protest

Around 2,500 people on Saturday took to the streets of Germany, organisers said, to protest against a shipment of radioactive waste from France expected next week. Police put the number of protesters in the northern German coastal town of Greifswald

Protest Halts Dutch Power Project

A protest by Greenpeace halted work Wednesday on a coal-fired power station in the Netherlands which the environmental group said would increase the country’s carbon-dioxide emissions by a quarter. Some 20 activists occupied cranes being used to build the plant

Reward Offered for Seal Killers

Environmental group Sea Shepherd has offered a reward of $NZ11,500 to catch the “cowards” who clubbed 23 seals to death at a New Zealand tourist spot. The slaughter of the protected animals at the Ohau Point seal colony, near the

Hammer Protest at Cancun Talks

Environmental activists protesting UN climate talks have marched down Cancun streets carrying a giant silver hammer sent from Germany. Protesters heaved the 12-metre inflatable hammer over the gate where the conference is taking place and riot police promptly ripped it

Cancun: Weird Underwater Protest

Video Report: Environmental activists carry out an underwater protest at the Cancun climate change summit to highlight the risk climate change poses to those living in coastal areas.