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Belgian action groups win epic highway battle

By Nick Meynen. After 20 years of struggle, three action groups in Belgium’s second city who resist the Ring Road highway extension to a 27 lane monster scored a major breakthrough …

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The El Niño message: break free from fossil fuels

By Nick Meynen. El Niño translates to ‘the boy‘ and in his case, the child is unwanted. El Niño is a periodic climate phenomenon that occurs when a vast pool of …

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Buddhist monk killed in resistance to dam project in India

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Public protests against the construction of dams in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India have been going on for some years. In the whole …

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‘The Greek state has nothing to gain but environmental cost from the investment’

By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. (For part 1 of this longread: click here) The Greek mining company Hellas Gold pays both the police of the Halkidiki region and private security guards …

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Greek goldrush shows that Panamapapers are tip of the iceberg

By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. Greece is rich, if you just add up the billions which the gold in Greek soil is worth. Yet hospitals close, TB and malaria come …

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Is there a global environmental justice movement?

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

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

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

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 …

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

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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