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Canada paying Latin press to hide the reality of mining in Latin America

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By Miningwatch, Canada. In March 2012, Canadian taxpayers will pay eleven journalists from eight Latin American countries to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2012 conference (PDAC), including …

China’s Ecuador Embassy occupied in opposition to mining contract

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In the morning of March 5th 2012, a group of women from various Ecuadorean organizations and social groups occupied for a few hours the Chinese Embassy in Quito, to reject …

11 PhD scholarships in Political Ecology

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The European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE) offers 11 generously-funded three-year PhD scholarships available to candidates from all over the world. ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network whose aim …

Stop that train! Ideological Conflict and the TAV

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These are days of great tension and mobilization in the Susa valley where for two decades citizens are strongly engaged in the defense of their territory against the High Speed …

Resistance in Kudankulam (Tamil Nadu) against nuclear energy

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In late February 2012, exasperated by the successful resistance against the first of two ready-to-go 1000 MW Russian built nuclear power stations in Kudankulam, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh …

Summer School and Workshop on Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and Conflicts

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This course, held from July 2nd – July 11th 2012, examines the global movement for environmental justice and focuses on socio-environmental conflicts at different scales and in different forms. The course is based …

Norway’s pensions are fuelled by Shell’s Nigerian nightmare

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A campaign from an eminent group of scientists and professionals focusing on Shell’s horrendous track record in Nigeria is pleading with the Norwegian Government Pension Fund to disinvest in the …

COLOMBIA : Communities struggling to stop El Quimbo dam in the Magdalena River

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Since January 2012, the Upper Magdalena River is the scene of some bold civilian struggle for environmental justice. Communities affected by the proposed El Quimbo Dam project paralyzed dam construction by …

The greenwashing king of asbestos and the end of impunity

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On February 13, an Italian court sentenced Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian Baron Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de Cartier to 16 years imprisonment. They were found guilty for negligent behavior …

Indigenous environmentalism in Panama: Copper mining and hydroelectricity conflicts

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(By Roberto Rivas Hermann) September 1985, Chiriquí province, Panamá. A decapitated body is found in a trench bordering with Costa Rica. The remains belong to Hugo Spadafora, an opposition leader. Noriega, …

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