Ecological Defense

Brazil Dam Protest Ends Peacefully

  • Posted on: 24 May 2007
  • By: pirate

May 24, 2007

By Peter Muello, Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's president ordered troops to expel hundreds of demonstrators who invaded a large Amazon hydroelectric dam to protest a lack of electricity for the region's poor.

But by Wednesday evening, the official Agencia Estado news agency reported that the protesters had already begun to leave after dam operator Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil SA, or Eletronorte, negotiated their departure by offering them food.

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Earth Liberation Front arsonist sentenced to 13 years

  • Posted on: 23 May 2007
  • By: pirate

May 23, 2007 By JEFF BARNARD AP Environmental Writer

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm acts of terrorism, a federal judge Wednesday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison.

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