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Julio Prieto on the epic battle between Ecuador & Chevron

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By Nick Meynen. ‘We’re in front of the International Criminal Court now! We’re just about to get in. I’ll let you know when it’s done’. He hung up, went in …

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Complaint against CEO of Chevron submitted to ICC

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By Nick Meynen. BREAKING NEWS: Julio Prieto, lawyer for 30.000 Ecuadorian victims of Texaco’s environmental liabilities in the Amazon, just filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The …

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When to count the damage? Economic tools for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles

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[BRUSSELS, 20 October 2014] MEDIA RELEASE. The health and environmental implications of fossil fuel exploitation, nuclear waste or mining-related pollution are some of the more well-known effects of the increasing energy …

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Designed to fail … and the solutions

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By Nick Meynen. While violent conflicts over rare metals used in our phones and laptops continue and e-waste keeps piling up, engineers break their heads over new ways to ensure that …

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Walls and the Tiger

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By Sushma Kallam and Nick Meynen When a traditional rural community in Southeast India is shattered by so-called “development”, pushing farmers to suicide, all hope seems lost. But determined to save …

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End Ecocide on Earth

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By Nick Meynen. Around 100 scientists, lawmakers, jurists and activists gathered in Brussels on 13 October 2014 for an End Ecocide on Earth conference. Eco-cide derives from the Greek “oikos” …

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The Ecuador vs Chevron lawsuit goes to a climax in Canada

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UPDATE on 17 October 2014: The CBA drops plans to intervene at the Supreme court! POSTED on 9 October 2014: EJOLT has learned that the Canadian Bar Association plans to …

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The Global Frackdown day 2014

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The Global Frackdown is an international day of action initiated by Food & Water Watch to ban fracking —a risky technique that uses millions of gallons of water, sand and …

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Cementing conflict in Guatemala

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On the night starting on the 19th of September 2014, at least 15 armed employees of the company Cementos Progreso fired on people from the El Pajoques community in San …

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European Citizen Summit: a different vision for Europe

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The European Union (EU) should leave behind its economic growth obsession and focus instead on more transparent and sustainable policies, according to hundreds of people gathered at the flagship European …

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