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PODCAST: Devlin Kuyek on the ProSavana project 1

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Imagine a land of 14 million hectares, bigger than Switzerland and Austria combined. Populated by millions of farming families that together practice shifting cultivation. Now imagine a foreign consultant saying …

Fukushima: the ongoing battle for a healthy environment to live in

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By Marta Conde. CRIIRAD, a partner of EJOLT, has been working with a local EJO (Environmental Justice Organisation) in Fukushima since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred in March 11th 2011. …

Climate Justice: new hope for radical action on climate change

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By Nick Meynen. In the last two decades, momentum for action on climate change rose before 1997 (Kyoto Protocol), and before 2009 (Copenhagen Agreement) – followed by a sharp drop afterwards. …

Tana delta (Kenya): a story of struggle and success

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By Nature Kenya. The Tana River Delta in Kenya, a vast mosaic of wetlands, grasslands and forests, was rocked by violent clashes in August between the pastrolist Orma and agriculturist Pokomo …

Successful resistance movements against mining in the Sierra de Puebla (Mexico)

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By Joan Martinez Alier. At the end of November 2012, time has accelerated in the popular struggles against gold mining and also against hydroelectric projects in the Sierra Norte of the …

PODCAST: David VanWyk on platinum mining 1

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The Marikana Massacre in South Africa was followed by wide spread mining unrest, which is seen as a sign of a deeper crisis. David VanWyk does research for the Bench …

Open letter: To really address climate change UNFCCC-COP18 should decide to leave under the soil more than 2/3 of the fossil reserves

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By Bill McKibben, Nnimmo Bassey & Pablo Solon. 2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests …

Natural Water Body threatened by large mining company

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By Franz Fuls. Some eight kilometres East-Northeast of Delmas (South Africa), the Weltevreden pan is home to a myriad of water birds. But today, neither birds nor farmers who use the …

High speed train in Italy. The end of the tunnel?

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By Lucie Greyl. It will be almost 20 years since an entire Italian alpine valley started to resist against the development of a new high-speed train line between Lyon and Turin, …

NEW EJOLT REPORT: Mining from an environmental justice perspective

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While world population increased 72 percent between 1970 and 2004, extraction of construction materials grew by 106 percent. The total consumption and extraction increased for practically all mineral resources – …


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