Typhoon Pablo, a far more disastrous repeat of typhoon Sendong

 

 

It has already been a year since typhoon Sendong struck and brutally lashed against Northern Mindanao, especially against the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan where about two thousand died due to flashfloods and landslides. The pain and the effects of the devastation wrought by one of the worst storms last [...]

After Protests, Chinese City Halts Chemical Plant Expansion

A Chinese city, a massive environmental protest, and a sudden retreat by the authorities. The pattern has repeated itself so many times in recent months that it seems only a matter of time before it happens again. The latest iteration was in the coastal city of Ningbo, where residents rallied in recent days to [...]

Police halt anti-KKNPP protest, 1,800 arrested

Hundreds of anti-nuclear activists were arrested here on Monday after they attempted to march towards the Secretariat.

The protesters, including many owing allegiance to different political parties, alleged that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) posed a grave threat to the safety of people and demanded its closure.

Addressing a gathering before commencing the [...]

On The Issue Of The Environment In The World And In The Philippines-1995

 

In the last more than two centuries in the world, the bourgeoisie has increasingly exploited the human and natural resources in the development of industrial capitalism. In the era of modern imperialism in the 20th century, the monopoly bourgeoisie has carried out on a global scale unprecedented plunder, destruction and pollution of the [...]

Eight Indians Die in Land Dispute in Western Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico – Eight Indians died in a shootout triggered by a dispute over forests in Cheran, a rebel city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, state officials said.

The shootout started Wednesday morning when some Purepecha Indians, the majority Indian group in Michoacan, were on patrol to prevent illegal cutting of pine and [...]

Protesters Beaten, Teargassed

Villagers in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan clashed with police again amid long-running protests over the construction of a coal-fired power plant in their hometown.

Dozens of injuries from beatings and tear gas at the hands of riot police were reported as mass demonstrations entered their third day on Thursday.

Residents of Ledong [...]

March for water turns violent

The residents of Cheranalloor took out a protest march to the Kerala water authority (KWA) office on Friday demanding adequ-ate water supply to the area.

The march turned violent and protestors broke the windows of the office and destroyed office files and the telephone. Later, protestors ended the agitation on the assurance given by KWA [...]

Indonesia Hunger Strike Continues Over Arrest of  Mine Protester

Yogyakarta. Six activists camped outside the Yogyakarta provincial legislature marked the third day of their hunger strike on Friday in protest against the detention of a farmer arrested for opposing an iron mine in the province.

Agung, the strike coordinator, said the Kulon Progo mine, operated jointly by Australia’s Indo Mines and local outfit Jogja [...]

‘Violent protests’ over China pollution

BEIJING — Hundreds of Chinese have mounted violent protests against a solar panel factory in eastern China over three days, accusing it of cancer-causing pollution, state media reported Sunday

Around 500 protesters gathered in Haining city, Zhejiang province, on Thursday, demanding an explanations for the death of large numbers of fish in [...]

Millions of dead fish in river water authority claims “is normal”

Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) – More than a thousand people blocked the main road in Gutian county, Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian to protest the death of millions of tons of fish in the river Min, caused by the discharge of chemical waste. On the night of Sept. 3, clashes broke out when the police [...]