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Environmentalists becoming an endangered species

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By Leon Dulce. Willem Geertman, a Dutch missionary and NGO worker, was shot dead in front of his office in San Fernando, Pampanga on the second of July, 2012. Geertman was …

EJOLT partner CDCA: new english website with conflict map and more

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The CDCA – Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts, now an autonomous non profit organisation, was founded in October 2007 by the Italian Association “A Sud”. Its mission is to research …

After Rio+20, Brazil’s Cemetery of Mangroves and Fisherfolks

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In a follow-up on the report Activists speaking at the People’s Summit are killed – we bring a blog from EJOLT partner Nnimmo Bassey. He visited the conflict zone …

Activist Marco Arana Violently Arrested in Cajamarca, Peru

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Marco Arana, a well known environmental and human rights activist, a former priest and leader of the Tierra and Libertad movement in Peru, has been violently arrested today July 4,  …

Ten African countries going for the green economy of the 1%

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By Michele Maynard. The recently adopted text “The Future We Want” by Heads of States attending the Rio+20 Earth Summit is, yet again, a reflection of the narrow interests of the …

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Rio+20 ‘compensates’ emissions with Brazilian CDM credits. Bad idea.

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Those that participated in the Rio+20 conference must have noticed that the UN was proud to ‘compensate’ all carbon emissions from the conference through buying credits from Brazilian CDM projects …