In Canada’s tar sands region, the largest ever proposed open-pit mine has been shelved, thanks to people power. What would've been Latin America’s largest open-pit coal mine in Porto Alegre, Brazil was stopped by a federal court Friday, thanks to a diverse campaign of marches, public education and advocacy because the indigenous population was not consulted. In the Philippines, a new ban on all new coal-fired power station projects in the province of Antique has passed due to local opposition. 100% renewables: Thousands of people across Ukraine are telling the government its plan for the energy transition doesn't go far enough. Clean seas: The Austrian oil company OMV has pulled the plug and stopped its controversial deep-sea drill off the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand. JPMorgan Chase, the world´s largest fossil fuel lender, announced a policy that rules out funding for coal plants, and for oil and gas projects in the melting Arctic. The protests did have success. However tar sand mines, one of if not the dirtiest energy source of all, can still be funded.
Bugfix for xchroot: Under certain conditions directories were not unmounted correctly when leaving the chroot. A possible hang when invoking cleanup later on has also been resolved. No more spurious error message on chroot to relative directory. When already inside the directory of the chroot the directory is kept on chrooting.
The Wikileaks founder is pursued for disclosing documents that reveal war crimes commited by the US military. Julian Assange's extradition hearing is due to open in London next week. His father who is in fear of his son´s health says that an extradition to the US would be like a death sentence. His supporters say that he is held in solitary confinement in Belmarsh Prison, GB.
͏a̅tea is a tool for secure downloads via DANE. It can detect and thus prevent access to sites spoofed by intelligence. At the same time we show how to set up a secure emailing environment with Firefox via DANE. Before we deployed this technology dozens of emails from email@example.com were lost, apparently due to censorship by secret services.
The indigenous land defenders from the Wet'suwet'en people who protest against a fracking gas pipeline have strong support across Canada. 57 people were arrested at the Port Vancouver shutdown. Protesters blocked the entrance to the legislature of British Columbia. Railroads have been blocked. The Wet'suwet'en were granted sovereignty on their land and they would have had the right for free, prior, and informed consent under Canadian law before the pipeline could be built. However an interim injunction made permanent allows Coastal GasLink to operate on their territory. Royal Canadian Mounted Police is terrorizing the indigenous land defenders by a heavily armed invasion, by pointing with guns at unarmed people and by arbitrary arrests. Justin Trudeau and Horgan are constantly harping about their determination to address the climate crises but yet in deed they do the very opposite: read more in the Guardian