Observing the 3rd Anniversary of the Passing of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

VND_LogoTORONTO, Ontario, Canada, February 23, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– On Feb. 23, 2014, people around the world will gather to honour the life of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on the third anniversary of her passing. Shri Mataji, as she was commonly known, was an international spiritual leader and the founder of the worldwide movement Sahaja Yoga.… More…

Bruno Manser Fund lodges police report against Taib family over laundering of timber kickbacks in Canada

New documents suggest that Malaysian politician’s family laundered funds from Hong Kong companies that administered kickbacks from the Malaysia – Japan timber trade
 
BMF_LogoOTTAWA, Canada, February 16, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The Swiss NGO, the Bruno Manser Fund, has lodged a police report against the Malaysian Taib family with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) over the alleged laundering of timber corruption proceeds in Canada.… More…

EXCLUSIVE: Sarawak Chief Minister sold secret San Francisco property for USD 17million

Bruno Manser Fund urges US and Malaysian authorities to confiscate the proceeds of the Taib sale – Taib Mahmud acted in violation of the Sarawak constitution

BMF_LogoSAN FRANCISCO, California, February 11, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Research by the Bruno Manser Fund has shown that the family of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud raised USD16.94 million from the sale of one of his San Francisco properties.… More…

Your Chance to Participate in the NEB Kinder Morgan Hearings

 
WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 10, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The National Energy Board (NEB) has now opened up applications for the public to participate in hearings on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline. Applications from individuals and groups wishing to participate will be only accepted until February 12, 2014.… More…

Anti-dam blockades in Malaysia reach day 100!

Indigenous landowners have been blocking the works on the proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak for 100 days. They resisted attempts of bribery by the dam builder Sarawak Energy.

BARAM, Sarawak, Malaysia, January 30, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Today, the indigenous peoples living in the Baram valley in Malaysia have a reason to celebrate: They have successfully inhibited the work on the proposed Baram Dam as well as its access road for 100 days.… More…

More Reasons to Ban Crude Oil Shipments through Hudson Bay

WILDERNESSCOMMITTEE_LOGOWINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada, January 21, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– In Manitoba’s North, the Bushline and Bayline communities rely on the Hudson Bay railway for access to the outside world. Omnitrax, the company that owns the railway, wants to begin putting these communities and the lands and waters of the North at risk by shipping crude oil up this dangerous rail line.… More…

New EPA Administrator and DOE Acting Assistant Secretary to Keynote National Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, and Christopher A. Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, US DOE, invited to return as keynote speakers at 17th EUEC 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, February 3-5.

EUEC_logo2014correctPHOENIX, AZ, January 6, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Senior Obama administration officials Gina McCarthy, U.S.… More…