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Is there a global environmental justice movement?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel Abstract: One of the causes of the increasing number of ecological distribution conflicts around the world is the changing metabolism of the …

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South Africa mining takes a violent turn

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. The Xolobeni saga, which dates back at least ten years, involves the proposed open-cast mining of titanium ores from a 22km stretch of ochre-coloured sand dunes south of …

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Goldman Environmental Prize awards environmental justice heroes

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By Nick Meynen. EJOLT collaborators Marc Ona, Silas Siakor and Pablo Fajardo have one thing in common: they once won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. This award helps grassroots environmental …

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Budapest hosts key degrowth events in 2016

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Between 30 August and 3 September 2016, Budapest will host two parallel, yet complementary events. The 5th International Degrowth Conference will foster discussion between scholars, researchers, civil society and practitioners about …

ICTA-UAB researcher Joan Martinez Alier receives ERC Advanced Grant to analyze Global Environmental Justice Movement

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The project will expand the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), a worldwide inventory of ecological distribution conflicts. The initiative will analyze the alliance between the Global Environmental Justice Movement and the …

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International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

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4th March 2016, Planet Earth.After the assassination of our dear compañera Berta Cáceres, several organizations have drafted the following press note, for which we’ll be collecting signatures. Signatures are collected …

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‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

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Dr Felipe Milanez, the author of “Memorias Sertanistas”, was awarded a doctorate by the University of Coimbra in 2015 and is now a professor at UFRB in Bahia, Brazil. He …

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Artvin’s stubborn people will not give up their fight against the destructive gold mine

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By Cem Iskender Aydin. Residents of Artvin, a small town in the North-eastern Black Sea region in Turkey continue to resist the opening of a dangerous gold and copper mine in …

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Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

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By Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann. Mining operations have high social and environmental impact potential, and the increasing extraction and use of metals is likely to fuel …

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Mapping hydro schizophrenia and people’s resistance in the Indian Himalaya

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By Daniela Del Bene. Do you remember the dramatic floods in the Western Indian Himalayas back in 2012? We blogged about the Uttarakhand disaster and about the thousands of victims, while …

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