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Cruelty and Impunity in the Amazon

By Felipe Milanez, from Maraba.¬† Last Thursday, another chapter in the history of violence and impunity in the Amazon was written in Brazil. In a trial to determine the guilt of …

International seminar on environmental justice and water justice

EJOLT is the co-sponsor of an international seminar on environmental justice and water justice in Colombia, October 2013. Here is the call for papers: Objective To analyse, within the conceptual framework of …

Sensitive South African peatland threatened by mining

By Franz Fuls. Lakenvlei is one of the largest and deepest peatlands in South Africa. It is under threat from planned diamond and coal mining. Sources and wetlands may be affected …

PODCAST: David VanWyk on platinum mining 1

The Marikana Massacre in South Africa was followed by wide spread mining unrest, which is seen as a sign of a deeper crisis. David VanWyk does research for the Bench …

Death of a Waterfall? Posco’s designs on Khandadhara

Felix¬†Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a blog for EJOLT giving more details on the struggles of indigenous communities in East-India against the plans of …

Verdict Expected in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell’s Nigerian Oil Pollution

EJOLT partner Nnimmo Bassey from ERA has send us a press release from Friends of the Earth Netherlands in relation to the decades of oil pollution in his native country …

POSCO’s mine and steelplant in breach of OECD guidelines – CSOs file complaint

Source: OECD Watch The complaint filed by Lok Shakti Abhiyan and supporting coalitions in S. Korea, Netherlands, and Norway concerns POSCOs failure to seek to prevent human rights abuses and carry …

Massacre in Totonicap√°n, Guatemala

Seven were killed and some 40 wounded on Oct. 4 when security forces attacked a protest road blockade by Maya indigenous campesinos in Guatemala‚Äôs highland department of Totonicap√°n. Protesters were blocking …

Talisman Energy Withdraws from Peruvian Amazon – Achuar people celebrate a major victory for indigenous rights

We like to share with you a press release from Amazon Watch with yet again some good news for environmental justice. To understand this latest good news arising from the …

Victory in Lawsuit Appealon Rawa Tripa : A Jurisprudence for Environmental Law Enforcement in Indonesia

We received some good news from Indonesia, in relation to the industrial tree plantations report and briefing we recently published. The press release below raises hope for environmental justice brought …

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