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Greeks don’t want gold. A normal life will just do.

By Nick Meynen and Katarina Annaniou Real wages declined with 25%. Youth unemployment is above 50%. The number of people applying for food aid is fast rising. Malnutrition among children is …

The story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?

In December 2008, while following the climate negotiations in Poznan, I had raised a REDD alarm in a short article on how a new financial scheme to ‘protect’ forests was …

Environmental liabilities of Repsol fiercely debated in Argentina

By JMA and Nick Meynen In late April 2012, the Argentine government shocked oil markets by re-nationalizing the YPF oil company. President Cristina Fernandez (who succeeded her late husband Néstor Kirchner) belongs …

Unconventional oil and gas: signs of a system in crisis

The mid-term fate of which fuel will drive Europe might be decided by an answer to this very simple question: are the French and Bulgarian victories in the fights against …

The age of Yasuni: an activist video game

By Accion Ecológica. For several years, Accion Ecológica and Oilwatch have led a campaign to prevent the drilling of crude oil in Yasuní National Park, managing to get this position to …

EJOLT screens ‘Yasuni, Buen Vivir’ in Madrid

On April 17 at 7 pm, EJOLT will present the film Yasuni, Buen Vivir, by Arturo Hortas at the Casa America in Madrid. The film will be followed by a …

Pressure rising: from anti-shale gas victories to a big debate on oil and gas exploration

By Nick Meynen and Maxime Combes. Texas based Noble Energy recently became the first company to receive a permit for deep-sea drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil …

EJOLT in Rio+20, Peoples Summit and ISEE

From 20 to 22 June 2012, world leaders will come together in Rio de Janeiro to agree on a document called “The Future We Want”. Twenty years after the Earthsummit …

Environmental crime in M’hamid Oases, Morocco

By Lorenzo Chelleri and Guido Minucci. “While cutting a tree down, one annihilates in the same time the past and the future” explains Ibrahim Sbai, member of “Taragalte”, environmental and cultural …

Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the economical crisis, corporations are ‘buying’ at …

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