August 3rd 2012 – In this week’s Defending the Land Dispatch we hear about fierce resistance in China which led to the Chinese government to abandon a proposed industrial logging wastepipe project. and we hear an update from Barriere Lake where 2 traditional elders have been arrested and jailed for their continued resistance to logging from resolute (former abatibi bowater) on their territory.
We also discuss a new mapping app from the david suzuki foundation, and read a piece from Maryam Adrangi about the endbridge corp's pipeline 9 reversal in ontario (as more of their pipelines burst), before talking about a man who in Oregon was sentenced to jail for collecting rainwater in ponds on his property.
We close the show with an action from ploughsares activists in the US who walked onto the lands of a storage facility for enriched uranium.
Music from Propagandhi, Bear Fox, and Byron
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