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Rio Tinto in Madagascar: 15 activists arrested

Those dispossessed of their land by the Rio Tinto/QMM mining project in Taolagnaro (southeastern Madagascar) are asking for a fair compensation since 2010. Perle Zafinandro Fourquet and her friends created …

EJOLT transmits a message from deep down the Niger delta

By Joan Martinez-Alier In the EJOLT trip to the Niger Delta in March 2013, we  have visited the communities of Goi and Bodo (in Ogoni territory), both badly damaged by oil …

Rafael Correa, Marx and extractivism

By Joan Martinez-Alier. President Rafael Correa of Ecuador asks when and where Marx criticizes mega-mining. In various interviews, Correa, the mouthpiece of mega-mining and the expansion of oil exploitation, has …

Victory for waste pickers

By Federico DemariaIn a landmark victory and possible precedent for waste pickers around the world, waste pickers in Bogota (Colombia) obtain official recognition and payment by the municipality for their …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

With Monsanto stepping up its genetically modified (GM) soybean program in Mexico, the conflict with honey-producers is escalating. If you dig a little deeper in this conflict, you’ll find that …

Resistance to nuclear energy is spreading in India

Unfortunately and despite the Fukushima accident, India does not seem to step back with its aggressive policy of nuclear energy expansion. EJOLT reported on the resistance in Kudankulam and now …

Nuclear Religion: the Story of a Referendum

By Todor Todorov and Todor Slavov. The history of a referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria tells a broader story on campaigning in a complex environment Chronology of the absurd: capitalism in …

Disappearing Diamonds

By Khadija Sharife. From time to time, a VIP-configured Airbus jetted into Lanseria International Airport, a small and privately-owned base facility near Johannesburg, South Africa. The plane, an Airbus 319CJ, …

Which sustainability is discussed at the World Forests Summit?

By Winnie Overbeek. While the big players in the field of tree plantations gather in Sweden, EJOLT reports from the reality of their expansion in the South. The debates on sustainability …

Late lessons from early warnings: hard facts, soft conclusions

By Nick Meynen. In 2001, the European Environment Agency (EEA) launched a groundbreaking report: ‘Late lessons from early warnings. The Precautionary Principle 1896-2000’. It spanned a wide range of environmental problems, …

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