August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thacker Pass preliminary injunction filed to halt lithium mine


Thacker Pass photo by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson


Conservation and Public Accountability Groups Ask Court to Block Construction of the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine

by Great Basin Resource Watch
Chelsey Hand | May 27, 2021
Kelly Fuller, Western Watersheds Project,  kfuller@westernwatersheds.org
John Hadder, Great Basin Resource Watch john@gbrw.org
Kevin Emmerich, Basin and Range Watch Kemmerich@basinandrangewatch.org
Katie Fite, Wildlands Defense, katie@wildlandsdefense.org

RENO, Nevada — Today four conservation and public accountability groups filed for a preliminary injunction in the Federal District Court in Reno, asking the court to prohibit construction of the Thacker Pass lithium mine.

The fast-tracked mine was approved by the Bureau of Land Management in January 2021, only five days before President Biden took office and less than one year after the mine began its environmental review process. The four groups filed federal litigation challenging the mine’s approval in February 2021.

Treaty People Gathering June 5 -- 8: Stop Enbridge Line 3 in Northern Minnesota


Water Protectors Call to Action

https://welcomewaterprotectors.com/events/treatypeoplegathering-june

"We rise together for treaties. We rise together for climate. We rise together for our water. We rise together for one another. As Enbridge builds Line 3 through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi Headwaters, we continue to stand strong in our resistance.

"We will not stand by and watch a fossil fuel corporation line its pockets as so much is destroyed, producing oil we don't need.

"On June 5 -- 8, we will gather in Northern Minnesota to put our bodies on the line, to stop construction and tell the world that the days of tar sands pipelines are over.

"Only a major, nonviolent uprising - including direct action will propel this issue to the top of the nation's consciousness and force Biden to act. We are rising. Join us."

Watch Film: U.S. used Marshall Islanders in human radiation experiments


International Uranium Film Festival 2021

Watch Now -- The Marshall Islands: The United States secret radiation testing on islanders, and missile and atomic bomb testing, is revealed in this film from the South Pacific, at the International Uranium Fim Festival 2021.

Islanders were used by the U.S. in secret nuclear fallout experiments, resulting in cancers and birth defects for victims of the U. S. government. 

Watch 'Nuclear Savage film: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1'

https://vimeo.com/545624447

More films at this year's festival happening now:

https://uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/rio-2021