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Yasuni ITT is dead. Blame President Correa

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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!

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

“Ríos para la vida, no para la muerte – Rivers for Life, not for Death”

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By Daniela Del Bene. Noé 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 Ríos) …

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Support Mapping Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States

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By Alejandro Colsa, Bernadette Grafton, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis. As students at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment we consider ourselves lucky to be part of an …

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

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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

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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

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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 …

Third European Forum against unnecessary imposed mega projects: strengthening the bonds, strengthening the struggle

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by Alfred Burballa Nòria. The European movement against unnecessary imposed mega projects or in French Grands Projets Inutiles Imposés (GPII) met for the third consecutive year from the 25th to the 29th of July in Stuttgart, …

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

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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 …

Hudbay Minerals on trial in Canada for Human Rights Violations in Guatemala

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By Leah Temper. Are companies liable in their home countries for violations committed abroad? Are they liable anywhere? This has been the leading question in environmental justice law jurisprudence this year. …