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Colombian anti-mining movement mourning

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By Victoria Marín-Burgos César García, one of the leaders of the “Conciencia Campesina” movement opposing AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mining project “La Colosa” in the Municipality of Cajamarca – Tolima …

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Pablo Fajardo joins EJOLT in Rome Legal workshop on the Chevron Texaco case

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Yesterday 13th November  2013, as Pablo Fajardo the Ecuadorian lawyer representing the victims of Chevron- Texaco was boarding the plane in Quito to come to the EJOLT meeting in Rome, …

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The Pope says NOPE (Not on Planet Earth) to Fracking and Mega-mining

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Pope Francisco welcomed a group of Argentineans, including an EJOLT member,  Antonio Gustavo Gomez, an Attorney General from Argentina, yesterday on November 11th, 2013, in the Vatican. The meeting lasted …


93 Countries Sign Treaty to Reduce Mercury Pollution

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By Amanda Blank International negotiations on a legally binding instrument—the Minamata Convention on Mercury—were completed in Geneva in January 2013 and presented for adoption and signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, …

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The “Raging River” unites struggles against waste disposal and Biocide in Campania

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By Salvatore Paolo De Rosa On the 16th of November, thousands of people are expected to join together in the Southern city of Naples, Italy, during one of the biggest demonstrations …

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Water is worth more than gold: Environmental Justice victory over the Corcoesto gold mining project (Spain)

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By Amaranta Herrero Last October, 15th, the controversial Corcoesto gold mining project in Cabana de Bergantiños (Galicia – Spain) was cancelled. This mining project had become the focus of a heated …

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EJOLT Presentation at Sciences-Po Paris Law School

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By Viginía Branco and Amanda Blank On the 14th of October, Philippe Roman & Virgínia Branco of Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) presented EJOLT to students enrolled in the Human Rights, …

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Fracking Under Fire, From Canada to Romania

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By Amanda Blank In many communities sitting on top of shale gas reserves, initial enthusiasm over domestic drilling is quickly transformed into inflamed opposition from citizens and officials who express health, …

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Innovation vs. Precaution: Competing principles?

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By Amanda Blank Twelve of the largest corporations in Europe submitted a letter to the European Commission (EC), urging them to adopt an “Innovation Principle” to be taken into full consideration …

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Full Belly Environmentalism…of lead

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By Joan Martínez AlierThe following statements are from a range of Latin American presidents, ranging from Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) on the far left up to Juan Manuel Santos …

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