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Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

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By Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

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Barcelona Premiere of “The Carbon Rush” with Director Amy Miller in attendance

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By Leah Temper On Monday December 2nd, EJOLT in collaboration with Carbon Trade Watch, Ecologistas en Acción y El Observatorio de la Deuda en Globalización and GRAIN will screen the Barcelona …

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Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

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By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …


Patrick Bond on Climate Justice and the Ecological Debt, after the Warsaw Fiasco

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By Jaisal Noor from The real news. Interview (audio) with Patrick Bond, director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He’s …


Calabar Declaration

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From the World Rainforest Movement We, members of communities affected by industrial monoculture oil palm plantations, including peasant movements, as well as other civil society organizations from Africa, Europe, the Americas …

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EJOLT at the Upcoming ISEE Conference: Wellbeing and Equity within Planetary Boundaries

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By Amanda Blank The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) is holding its biannual conference in Reykjavik 13-15 August 2014. EJOLT members will present papers and other presentations, including the Map …

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Colombian anti-mining movement mourning

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By Victoria Marín-Burgos César García, one of the leaders of the “Conciencia Campesina” movement opposing AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mining project “La Colosa” in the Municipality of Cajamarca – Tolima …

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Pablo Fajardo joins EJOLT in Rome Legal workshop on the Chevron Texaco case

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Yesterday 13th November  2013, as Pablo Fajardo the Ecuadorian lawyer representing the victims of Chevron- Texaco was boarding the plane in Quito to come to the EJOLT meeting in Rome, …

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The Pope says NOPE (Not on Planet Earth) to Fracking and Mega-mining

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Pope Francisco welcomed a group of Argentineans, including an EJOLT member,  Antonio Gustavo Gomez, an Attorney General from Argentina, yesterday on November 11th, 2013, in the Vatican. The meeting lasted …


93 Countries Sign Treaty to Reduce Mercury Pollution

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By Amanda Blank International negotiations on a legally binding instrument—the Minamata Convention on Mercury—were completed in Geneva in January 2013 and presented for adoption and signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, …

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