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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 …

Environmentalism is not just personal, it is political

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By Nick Meynen. In the TV documentary series “Years of living dangerously”, Thomas Friedman goes to Syria to make the link between climate change and war. He also talks with Condoleezza …

Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

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By Nick Meynen and Daniela del Bene. When we wrote “Himalayan dams: goddamned!” last year and reported about the Uttarakhand floods, India’s worst ‘natural’ disaster since the 2004 tsunami (900 deaths, …

Barrick in the doldrums: shareholders angry about Pascua Lama

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By Joan Martinez Alier. For many years, Barrick Gold has been heavily investing in the ill-fated project of Pascua-Lama in Chile, despite the local opposition. Communities resist the destruction of glaciers …

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