Daryl Hannah Gets Arrested + 5 More Activism Stories of the Week
In the week when Daryl Hannah and James Hansen were arrested for protesting against mountain top removal TH Blog Love gets all fiesty and goes out marching in the blogosphere to find 5 more green activism stories of the week. Click through to find out whose protest banners we picked out...Guardian Environment: Stars go blue in the face for climate change (VIDEO)
"Celebrities including Jarvis Cocker and VV Brown will be sporting a startling look at Glastonbury as part of Oxfam's Here and Now climate change campaign"
Grist: Activist groups rally support for climate bill by Ashley Braun
"This is an exciting week for environmental activist organizations. After all, they’re all about rounding up masses of grassroots supporters for just such an occasion as the expected House vote this Friday on historic climate change and energy legislation."
New Scientist: Company claims 'responsible' destruction of rainforest by Rowan Hooper. "Yesterday a coalition of environmental groups put out a joint press release accusing a British company of "funding the imminent destruction of a critical area of Indonesian rainforest". At the same time, The Independent newspaper had a detailed piece on how the oil boom is threatening the last orang-utans."
The New York Times: Peru Overturns Decrees That Incited Protests by Simon Romero
"Peru’s Congress on Thursday overturned two decrees by President Alan García that were aimed at opening large areas of the Peruvian Amazon to logging, dams and oil drilling but set off protests by indigenous groups this month in which dozens died."
Worldchanging: Iran: The Whole World is Watching by Jon Lebkowsky
"I just turned my Twitter avatar green in a show of support for Iranian democracy, using a simple tool created by Arik Fraimovich of Topify.com, and this made me think of the 1996 campaign to turn web pages black to protest the passage and signing of the Communications Decency Act as part of the 1996 Omnibus Telecommunications Act."th