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Turkey’s Tree Revolution – part 2: Everyday I’m chapulling*

*Turkish word now meaning “fighting for your rights” (see wiki).  The lack of consultation, the aggressive police intervention and the conversion of public space into private space explain why the occupation …

Turkey’s ‘tree revolution’ – part 1

Environmentalists have been protesting for months against a plan to swap trees for a shopping mall in Gezi Park at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. When riot police chased them away, the …

Unburnable fuels and the myth of shale-gas in Europe

By Nick Meynen. The scene in the film Gasland, where landowner Mike Markham ignites gas mixed with water from a running water tap in his home mobilized more people than …

Tree plantations: conflicts, trends and resistance. Updated report in Bahasa

The work done in EJOLT is recognised by environmental justice organisations in many corners of the world. Recently, the largest Indonesian environmental organisation – WALHI or Friends of the Earth …

Political Declaration on Extractives Assembly from the World Social Forum

The following declaration is the result of the World Social Forum Extractives Assembly. Some EJOLT collaborators joined the discussions and EJOLT supports this declaration: We, organisations assembled here, bear witness to …

BOOK review: Geo-engineering conflicts

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Clive Hamilton, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering, Yale University Press, 2013, 288pp Many ecological economists know at least one book co-authored in 1997 by Australian …

Choosing between coal or wetlands in Chrissiesmeer

By Franz Fuls. As a developing country, the South African government has identified coal as a primary energy source. It grants permission to extract minerals through mining rights. Xstrata recently sold …

EU bans bee-killing insecticides (for 2 years)

By Gabriel Tamariz.  The European Commission just decided to ban 3 insecticides that are thought to be responsible for the alarming decline of insect pollinators in the world. According to the …

Barrick debunked

By Luis Manuel Claps (Minesandcommunities.org) Communities affected by large scale mining confronted Barrick Gold in Toronto, as gold markets went down. Over a hundred people braved the rain outside Barrick Gold’s annual …

Africa and climate change: adapting to indifference

By Khadija Sharife.  EJOLT collaborator and investigative journalist Khadija Sharife just published on climate adaptation for Africa in The Africa Report. Here are some excerpts: “The impacts of pollution on vulnerable continents …


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