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Belgian action groups win epic highway battle

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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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Chevron’s atrocities mapped

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By Nick Meynen. Saturday 21 May is the 3rd international day of action against Chevron. At this occasion, a new map with 30 conflicts between Chevron and different communities all over …


The El Niño message: break free from fossil fuels

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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 …


Buddhist monk killed in resistance to dam project in India

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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 …


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

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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 …


Greek goldrush shows that Panamapapers are tip of the iceberg

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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 …


Is there a global environmental justice movement?

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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 …


South Africa mining takes a violent turn

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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

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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 …


Budapest hosts key degrowth events in 2016

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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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