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Chilean Patagonia saved from Hidroaysén-madness

By Daniela Del Bene. After 8 years of campaigning under the slogan Patagonia Sin Represas, the Bachelet government in Chile rejected yesterday the Hidroaysén project. The Committee of Ministers, the highest administrative …

Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite!

By Stefania Barca. Stefania Barca is a Senior Researcher at the 
Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. She’s of Italian origin and a well-known historian of water appropriation …

Today is Anti-Chevron day: Help stop this corporate super-power from getting away with Ecocide

By Leah Temper. On the international day of action against Chevron we would like to highlight a call for Signatures from the Anti Chevron campaign and a global map of conflicts …

Rosia Montana, scene of the IV Forum Against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects

By Alfred Burballa Noria. From 8 to 11 May 2014, the municipality of Rosia Montana in the Apuseni Mountains in Western Transylvania, Romania, hosted the fourth edition of the Forum Against …

Environmentalism is not just personal, it is political

By Nick Meynen. In the TV documentary series “Years of living dangerously”, Thomas Friedman goes to Syria to make the link between climate change and war. He also talks with Condoleezza …

Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

By Nick Meynen and Daniela del Bene. When we wrote “Himalayan dams: goddamned!” last year and reported about the Uttarakhand floods, India’s worst ‘natural’ disaster since the 2004 tsunami (900 deaths, …

Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

By Joan Martinez Alier. In the EJOLT Atlas, www.ejatlas.org, which is such a success, we can trace whether indigenous populations are involved or not in the one thousand conflicts we have …

Environmentalists SLAPPed by Voestalpine in Austria

By Andreas Mayer. A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal …

Paladin lies to Malawi Government on its Kayelekera uranium mine

By William Nyirenda, Citizens for Justice. It has been over a year now since Paladin started threatening to shut down the Kayelekera Uranium Mine, following a continuous trend of losses. Finally, …

Colombia’s environmental conflicts

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Thanks to Mario A. Perez’s work on the EJOLT inventory of environmental conflicts supported by his research students at CINARA and the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, …

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