Category Archives: ecology

Weeks after law lets burnt land be re-zoned.. Spain Burns

September rains are arriving yet multiple wildfires are still breaking out…. just weeks after the ruling PP abolished a law prohibiting re-zoning of burnt forests.  Fires are beginning all over, often started by local PP mafia who will later re-zone as building land and increase their fortunes.4096 (1)

Repealing this law is yet another blatant, greedy corrupt scam by a political/business class born under the fascist dictatorship. It stands along with other environmental atrocities like abolition of the Coastal Law to allow hotels and development down to the beach, proposals to tax sunshine which destroyed local solar schemes and backdated suspension of subsidies which destroyed the flourishing wind and solar farms., etc. Over 1000 politicians have been charged with multiple corruption, with almost zero convictions so far!!

….’A fresh fire has broken out in the town of Cualedro in Galicia, north-west Spain, affecting at least 1,000 hectares of forest, as seven fires continue to burn across the country: three in Galicia, one in Cantabria, one in Castile and León, and one in Catalonia and Extremadura…

Continue reading Weeks after law lets burnt land be re-zoned.. Spain Burns

STOP the Ilisu Dam, Turkey to Steal the Tigris River in anti-Kurd Atrocity

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Statement from comrades who held a demo in solidarity with Kurdistan and against the Ilisu dam yesterday:

“Save Hasankeyf: Statement from the demonstration today at the Andritz offices, Derbyshire, UK

Today people came together to protest against Andritz Hydro, a company that plays a leading role in the construction of the Ilisu dam in North Kurdistan (the area of Kurdistan which lies within eastern Turkey). Continue reading STOP the Ilisu Dam, Turkey to Steal the Tigris River in anti-Kurd Atrocity

The Amazing Story of a Cryptocurrency that could save Greece (and Maybe the World)

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The activist Enric Duran, known as ‘Robin Banks’, and collective has launched FairCoin     by Laia Gordi  
Enric Duran, also known as Robin Banks, met us in an encrypted chat room and told us that he still lives in hiding.“To defend myself I had to hack the monetary system, isn’t that strange?” he told me.
“The first years of hiding in the underground I was using Bitcoin for security reasons to manage some aspects of my situation”, explained Duran, who says the more he learnt, the more he realized the potential of ‘disruptive technology‘.
From then on  the idea a cryptocurrencies was born, which offers to replace the dependence on the states and the banks with the value of ‘integral revolution’ (revolución integral). Continue reading The Amazing Story of a Cryptocurrency that could save Greece (and Maybe the World)

Transition Movement explodes into Life: watch film here

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In Transition 2.0: A Story of Resilience & Hope in Extraordinary Times

Transition is an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. Continue reading Transition Movement explodes into Life: watch film here

Trashing Earth. 40 Fires rage in ”National Park”


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Fires rage in Indonesian park illegally trashed for palm oil

Dozens of fires are raging across Indonesia’s Tesso Nilo National Park National Park, a protected area that has lost more than 40 percent of its forest cover since 2000, reveals new analysis by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Continue reading Trashing Earth. 40 Fires rage in ”National Park”

Interview With An Anarchist Warrior (Kurdistan)

Kobane: interview with an anarchist fighter

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War against ISIS/Daesh: ‘From Tuzluçayır to Kobane’ – Interview With An Anarchist Warrior (Kurdistan)

The following article is an interview with an environmentalist, vegetarian anarchist from Turkey who is a member of Sosyal Isyan (Social Insurrection) fighting as part of Birleşik Özgürlük Güçleri (United Freedom Forces) alongside the YPG / YPJ in Kobane, Rojava. The interview was conducted by H. Burak Öz and originally appeared on the jiyan.org website. We would like to thank the comrade Ece for translating the interview into English for us.

Environmentalist, vegetarian, anarchist combatants who fight in Kobane. Continue reading Interview With An Anarchist Warrior (Kurdistan)

Spain ‘Steals the Sun’…Charges usage due to Fossil Fuel corruption

Spanish renewables industry destroyed by proposed tax on sunshine.
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Spain Privatizes The Sun: Multi Millon Dollar Penalties For Collecting Sunlight

 AFTER A DELAY WHICH SERVED TO PARALYSE THE SOLAR INDUSTRY SPAIN IS GOING AHEAD. If you get caught collecting photons of sunlight for your own use you will get a fine not exceeding 30 million euros.. What the hell is going on in Spain? This is one of 100’s of crazy, often neo-fascist measures by a govt with a total majority (by default) yet drowning in corruption scandals and huge popular resistance.
They’ve already decimated the promising renewable energy sector by taxes and illegally cutting contracted subsidies, while promoting, oil, gas and fracking. What the hell? Why?
For one thing the fossil fuel sector has huge scandals, its a honey pot, eg. they’re raising prices to pay billions for estimated losses due to modernisation;  for 40 years electric meters grossly overcharged the public;  gas purchase prices are still kept totally secret. Continue reading Spain ‘Steals the Sun’…Charges usage due to Fossil Fuel corruption