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Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the economical crisis, corporations are ‘buying’ at …

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

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 …

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

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

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

(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, …

To Cook a Continent: book review

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

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

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

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

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. …

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