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Environmental court cases in North America

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By Marta Conde.  In Canada and the US, where environmental laws are quite stringent, many battles to stop mining and dumping of waste take place in court. Two recent examples show …

BRICS meet for the scramble of Africa (the sequel)

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By Nick Meynen. When in 2001 the term BRIC was coined to group emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India and China – nobody saw them as a block challenging the likes …

ERA: Twenty years of fighting environmental crimes

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by Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, ERA/FoEN (1993-2013). Nnimmo speaks at an event to mark the 20th Anniversary or EJOLT partner ERA. This is his speech: It gives me great pleasure to welcome …

Rio Tinto in Madagascar: 15 activists arrested

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Those dispossessed of their land by the Rio Tinto/QMM mining project in Taolagnaro (southeastern Madagascar) are asking for a fair compensation since 2010. Perle Zafinandro Fourquet and her friends created …

EJOLT transmits a message from deep down the Niger delta

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By Joan Martinez-Alier In the EJOLT trip to the Niger Delta in March 2013, we  have visited the communities of Goi and Bodo (in Ogoni territory), both badly damaged by oil …

Rafael Correa, Marx and extractivism

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. President Rafael Correa of Ecuador asks when and where Marx criticizes mega-mining. In various interviews, Correa, the mouthpiece of mega-mining and the expansion of oil exploitation, has …

Victory for waste pickers

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By Federico DemariaIn a landmark victory and possible precedent for waste pickers around the world, waste pickers in Bogota (Colombia) obtain official recognition and payment by the municipality for their …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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With Monsanto stepping up its genetically modified (GM) soybean program in Mexico, the conflict with honey-producers is escalating. If you dig a little deeper in this conflict, you’ll find that …

Resistance to nuclear energy is spreading in India

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Unfortunately and despite the Fukushima accident, India does not seem to step back with its aggressive policy of nuclear energy expansion. EJOLT reported on the resistance in Kudankulam and now …

Nuclear Religion: the Story of a Referendum

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By Todor Todorov and Todor Slavov. The history of a referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria tells a broader story on campaigning in a complex environment Chronology of the absurd: capitalism in …

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