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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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A powerful call from Naomi Klein for a global movement for climate justice

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By Joan Martinez Alier. Naomi Klein’s new book, This changes everything. Capitalism vs the Climate  (Allen Lane, London, 2014), puts climate change at the centre of politics. She makes the connection …

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Business & human rights in Africa: lots of talk, but little action

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Only 9% of companies active in Africa say they will change behavior after being confronted with environmental and human rights violations. That’s one conclusion from the report on business and …

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