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The Baram Dam Blockade

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By Christian Nolle. Deep in the heartland of Sarawak in Borneo close to Brunei runs the river Baram. The Sarawak government wants to erect a Dam on it, as part of the …


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Professor Jennifer Clapp (Waterloo University, Canada) is the external evaluator of the EJOLT project. She has recently finished the Evaluation Report for the second 18 months period (October 2012 – March 2014). …

Today is Anti-Chevron day: Help stop this corporate super-power from getting away with Ecocide

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By Leah Temper. On the international day of action against Chevron we would like to highlight a call for Signatures from the Anti Chevron campaign and a global map of conflicts …

This is what 98% of Thessaloniki wants

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By Nick Meynen. On May 18, 98% of 218.002 voters said NO to water supply privatization in Thessaloniki. The referendum was organized by a wide range of civil society organizations, together …

Rosia Montana, scene of the IV Forum Against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects

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By Alfred Burballa Noria. From 8 to 11 May 2014, the municipality of Rosia Montana in the Apuseni Mountains in Western Transylvania, Romania, hosted the fourth edition of the Forum Against …

The “mining massacre” in Turkey following the explosion in the coal mine in Soma

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By Pınar Ertör-Akyazı, Cem İskender Aydın, Begüm Özkaynak, Irmak Ertör. Hundreds of workers were killed following an explosion on Tuesday, May 13, in the coal mine close to the town of Soma, …

Citizens of Antwerp fight back in epic battle over highway versus health

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By Nick Meynen. Since 1996, the regional government of Flanders has been trying to build a new highway that would close the ring road around Antwerp. Despite the name, the …

University of Michigan students compile list of top ecological conflicts in US history

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By Prof. Rebecca Hardin (University of Michigan). Backstory: Alejandro Colsa Perez walked into my office with a smile last year, and said in his Spaniard’s lilting lisp, “Hi Rebecca! I thought …

Namibia’s Rössing – Rio Tinto mine causes environmental and health problems

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By Marta Conde. Through two reports and a documentary, the EJOLT team working on nuclear energy sheds light on the dangers of uranium mining in Namibia. Two NGOs in Namibia (Earthlife …

Update on landgrabbing in Liberia – a first success

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Here is an update on the topic of landgrabbing in Liberia, on which we have reported in a podcast earlier. Liberia is a hotspot of landgrabbing in Africa with more …

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