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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, …

The Environmental Rights Revolution: book review

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(By Hali Healy) In response to the debate over whether rights to clean air, water, and soil should be entrenched in law, The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, …

Shale gas fracking in Bulgaria freezes under public pressure

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(By Konstantin Dichev and Dragomira Raeva) Bulgarian people want clean water and a healthy future for their children, instead of false promises for cheap shale gas. EJOLT partner Za Zemiata on …

Canadian gold mining in Kyrgystan.

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Gold mining expert Robert Moran, who also adviced EJOLT partner Za Zemiata in Bulgaria in 2011 in their work with the local population against the planned Krumovgrad gold mine, now …

To Cook a Continent: book review

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Instead of asking the question what can be done about or for Africa, Nnimmo Bassey asks a much more pertinent question: what is being done to Africa and how should …

Durban and Rio: from one smokescreen to the next

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At EJOLT we study and map cases of environmental injustice in a range of themes but the overall purpose is the same everywhere: showing that the case is part of …

Thyssen-Krup Steel Company tries to silence EJOLT partner with a slapp suit

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Researchers from EJOLT partner Fiocruz are being sued for evaluating impacts caused by ThyssenKrupp Atlantic Steel Company in Santa Cruz, Brazil. Please sign this declaration of support, send an email with your …

It’s paytime for Chevron’s ecological debt in Ecuador

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On 3 January 2012, an appellate court in Ecuador confirmed an earlier lower court decision that found Chevron-Texaco guilty of a wide range of damages linked to their former oil …

Rio Tinto: neglecting environmental justice and facing up the courts

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In 1969, during Australian administration of the Bougainville island as a UN Trust Territory, Conzinc Rio Tinto Australia (CRA) opened a large copper and gold mine with forced community evictions. …

Gold mining in Yanacocha, Perú

EJOLT partner OCMAL: cancel Conga mine project in Peru

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EJOLT partner OCMAL (Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros en América Latina) asks for definitive suspension of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, Peru. OCMAL is a regional center with a history …

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