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India | Over 40.000 inhabitants of Narmada Valley in India are evicted after blocking the river with a dam

The concerned citizens and civil society groups across India, declare their support and solidarity with the struggle of the people of Narmada Valley and challenge the unlawful and unjust decision of the Government of India to close the Sardar Sarovar Dam gates and evict 40,000 families by force.

USA | Dakota Access Pipeline Approved a Week After Co-Owner’s Pipeline Spilled 600,000 Gallons of Oil in Texas

By Steve Horn

On January 30, 600,000 gallons (14,285 barrels) of oil spewed out of Enbridge’s Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge, Texas, the second spill since the pipeline opened for business in mid-2016.

USA | Officials Storm Treaty Camp, Some Activists Fight Back

October 27 By C.S. Hagen

CANNONBALL – One footstep at a time, law enforcement pushed activists south of their “line in the sand,” overruning the “Treaty Camp,” and arresting 117 by early evening.

France | French police clash with climate protesters in Paris

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – French riot police fired tear gas at climate change protesters at the Place de la Republique in central Paris on Sunday, near where climate change activists had earlier formed a human chain.
About two hundred protesters, some wearing masks, fought with police on a street leading to the square, which has become a gathering place for Parisians since the attacks in the capital on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people.
Police fired gas at some demonstrators as they tried to reach the square and used tear gas to disperse others. Demonstrators carried banners calling for the defense of the climate and democracy.
A march planned for Sunday in Paris ahead of the U.N. climate change summit taking place at Le Bourget outside the capital was banned by police under the state of emergency rules imposed after the Nov. 13 attacks which were claimed by Islamic State militants.
Using the state of emergency rules, police put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the summit saying they were suspected of planning violent protests.