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EJOLT workshop on Ecologically Unequal Exchange and Ecological Debt

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Invitation and call for papers from the Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Sweden for a workshop on 27-28 March 2014. The Human Ecology Division, Lund University, is pleased to invite EJOLT partners …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

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By Daniela Del Bene. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate …

Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT

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Oilwatch International issued an open letter to the President of Ecuador. This follows on the dramatic turn of events on August 15. Dear Mr. President Rafael Correa We are shocked by the …

Madagascar: to eat or to be eaten

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By Vahinala Douguet. With 92% of the population living below the poverty line (1), Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries. But is also rich in natural resources, biodiversity and …

A letter from Piedras, Tolima, Colombia: local referendum against Anglo Gold Ashanti

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Dear communities resisting extractive projects, We are reaching you from Colombia, South America. We have been astonished by all you efforts and resistance in order to keep extractive corporations out of …

Stopping Romania’s mad gold rush

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UPDATE 12/09/2013 The prime minister of Romania has announced to withdraw the bill that would have allowed RMGC to mine in Rosia Montana. We’ll come back with more when the vote …

Fukushima: nature’s fuk-u-scheme for humanity

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By Nick Meynen. As we reported on December 7, 2012, the Fukushima fallout is an enduring nightmare that reaches beyond what humans can measure or contain. In 2011, hundreds of thousands …

Declaration of the Ekopotamya Network (Turkey, Iran, Iraq)

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We, civil society organizations and social movements from Mesopotamia have come together because our rivers and lakes remain to be in significant danger of being dried up completely to the …

Yasuni ITT is dead. Blame President Correa

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By Joan Martinez-Alier, Nnimmo Bassey and Patrick Bond As it was expected since February 2013 when president Correa won again the presidency of Ecuador, and even before given his track record …

Himalayan dams: goddamned!

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By Nick Meynen and Daniela Del Bene. UPDATE: Wednesday 14 August When top environmental journalist Fred Pearce wrote “Water, the defining crisis of the 21st century” in 2007, water conflict cases in …

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