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Indian authorities accused of ‘drowning the homes of 40,000 families’

By Nick Meynen. This article has been published by Common Dreams on 4 August and by The Ecologist on 8 August. The Sardar Sarovar Dam in India is already one of …

Buddhist monk killed in resistance to dam project in India

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Public protests against the construction of dams in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India have been going on for some years. In the whole …

Behind the veil of the Islamic State is a war for water

By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper. A little known fact of the war in Syria is that it started at the end of the worst drought in Syrian history, a biblical …

A call for solidary with Marco Suástegui

A call for solidarity has arrived from the state of Guerrero, in the South-West of Mexico. One of the leaders of the farmers’ movement Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores …

The Baram Dam Blockade

By Christian Nolle. Deep in the heartland of Sarawak in Borneo close to Brunei runs the river Baram. The Sarawak government wants to erect a Dam on it, as part of the …

Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

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, …

Nayarit communities call for support to scrap destructive water management schemes

By Daniela Del Bene. Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

“India cannot go through constructing another Sardar Sarovar Dam,” Indian Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said last week while discussing the Land Acquisition Bill with reporters in Delhi. Ramesh …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

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 …

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

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 …

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