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Madagascar: to eat or to be eaten

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

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 …

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 …

Yasuni ITT is dead. Blame President Correa

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!

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

‚ÄúR√≠os para la vida, no para la muerte ‚Äď Rivers for Life, not for Death‚ÄĚ

By Daniela Del Bene. No√© Vasquez Ortiz was preparing the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting convened by Mapder (Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por la Presas en Defensa de los R√≠os) …

Scholar solidarity with NO-Tav movement in Italy in reaction to military repression

In reaction to the repressive measures adopted by Italian military and police forces in the end of July, Silvia Federici has asked for this statement to be circulated and sign …

Europe: Eradicate Ecocide

By Nick Meynen. Last January, 11 citizens launched a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to call for a law of Ecocide in the EU. Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaning house …

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

by¬†Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st¬†July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

Why so Fast? High-speed train crash questions our need for speed

By Leah Temper. Time is money, the argument goes, so the faster the train moves, the faster the economy grows. When deciding on whether to go forward on an infrastructure project, the …


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