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ICTA-UAB researcher Joan Martinez Alier receives ERC Advanced Grant to analyze Global Environmental Justice Movement

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The project will expand the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), a worldwide inventory of ecological distribution conflicts. The initiative will analyze the alliance between the Global Environmental Justice Movement and the …

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International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

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4th March 2016, Planet Earth.After the assassination of our dear compañera Berta Cáceres, several organizations have drafted the following press note, for which we’ll be collecting signatures. Signatures are collected …

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‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

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Dr Felipe Milanez, the author of “Memorias Sertanistas”, was awarded a doctorate by the University of Coimbra in 2015 and is now a professor at UFRB in Bahia, Brazil. He …

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Artvin’s stubborn people will not give up their fight against the destructive gold mine

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By Cem Iskender Aydin. Residents of Artvin, a small town in the North-eastern Black Sea region in Turkey continue to resist the opening of a dangerous gold and copper mine in …

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Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

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By Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann. Mining operations have high social and environmental impact potential, and the increasing extraction and use of metals is likely to fuel …

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Mapping hydro schizophrenia and people’s resistance in the Indian Himalaya

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By Daniela Del Bene. Do you remember the dramatic floods in the Western Indian Himalayas back in 2012? We blogged about the Uttarakhand disaster and about the thousands of victims, while …

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Book Review: Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

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Helen Scharber, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, USA As its title intimates, Ecological Economics from the Ground Up starts with case studies of environmental justice activist struggles, mostly from …

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Court Verdict in the Netherlands: Ruling Against Shell Opens Prospects for Impacted Communities

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Press release from ERA/FoE Nigeria. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed a Dutch appeals court ruling today (Friday December 18, 2015) which affirmed that Shell parent …

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Todd Stern, why don’t you acknowledge the ecological debt?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. In one of the last days of the COP21 in Paris in December 2015, where the pressure in the streets from the environmental justice movement was lacking, the …

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Could ecocide become the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute?

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By Tjitske Lingsma.“The rainforest is our supermarket, our hospital, pharmacy, our school, and it is where we pray,” says Humberto Piaguaje, chief of Ecuador’s Secoya indigenous group, speaking at a …

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