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Governing the commons

In economic literature the term commons (resources used by many individuals in common in an agreed way) was used for decades in a context of Tragedy of the Commons. In …

Small farmers feed the world, but they’re hungry for land – a new GRAIN report

It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world’s food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter …

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Waste Pickers look back on a year of struggle and success

March 1 was International Waste Pickers’ Day, in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were killed at the University of Barranquilla. For the past 21 years …

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Patrick Bond on Climate Justice and the Ecological Debt, after the Warsaw Fiasco

By Jaisal Noor from The real news. Interview (audio) with Patrick Bond, director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He’s …

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Colombian anti-mining movement mourning

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 …

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

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 …

Gold in Greece: a new and positive twist

(Reuters) – Greece’s top administrative court has ordered Eldorado Gold Corp to stop cutting trees on its mining and exploration properties in Northern Greece, the company said on Wednesday, in news …

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Environmentalists becoming an endangered species

By Leon Dulce. Willem Geertman, a Dutch missionary and NGO worker, was shot dead in front of his office in San Fernando, Pampanga on the second of July, 2012. Geertman was …