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Europe: Eradicate Ecocide

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By Nick Meynen. Last January, 11 citizens launched a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to call for a law of Ecocide in the EU. Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaning house …

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

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by Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

Third European Forum against unnecessary imposed mega projects: strengthening the bonds, strengthening the struggle

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by Alfred Burballa Nòria. The European movement against unnecessary imposed mega projects or in French Grands Projets Inutiles Imposés (GPII) met for the third consecutive year from the 25th to the 29th of July in Stuttgart, …

Why so Fast? High-speed train crash questions our need for speed

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By Leah Temper. Time is money, the argument goes, so the faster the train moves, the faster the economy grows. When deciding on whether to go forward on an infrastructure project, the …

Hudbay Minerals on trial in Canada for Human Rights Violations in Guatemala

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By Leah Temper. Are companies liable in their home countries for violations committed abroad? Are they liable anywhere? This has been the leading question in environmental justice law jurisprudence this year. …

Some (GMO)food for thought

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As we reported here and here, Genetically Modified Foods (GMO), are not only a possible danger for the humans that eat them – but for all farmers, our ecology, our …

Bougainville: no justice for those who resisted environmental crimes

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As we feared in a recent opinion piece, the US Supreme Court’s decision to unarm the Alien Tort Statue (ATS) creates a fall-out for environmental justice cases worldwide. One and …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

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EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general (here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

MEPs putting the brakes on fracking in Europe

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By Geraldine Ring from Fracking Free Ireland (Brussels) The European Parliament’s Environment Committee took on board concerns from their constituents on July 11 by voting in favour of an amendment to the …

A new epidose in the Chevron vs Ecuador saga

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Source: The Chevron Pit. As EJOLT reported earlier, here and here, one of the most prominent environmental lawsuit cases in the world is the case where some 30.000 Ecuadorians are seeking …

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