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Greek police chase demonstrators for seven kilometers, beating them up.

By Nick Meynen. On October 21, more than 2500 people gathered in Halkidiki to protest against gold mining in the region by a subsidiary of the Canadian company El Dorado. Like …

In South Africa, the poor pay the electricity bill of the world’s largest mining company

EJOLT collaborator Professor Patrick Bond recently published an article linking secret deals for almost free electricty for a mining giant with the explosion of electricity costs for ordinary users and …

Narmada valley (INDIA): After two weeks standing in the water the government reduces water level

By Nick Meynen Hundreds of villagers from 60 affected villages in central India standing for weeks in the rising waters of a reservoir – to protest their displacement – had some …

Destroying Africa’s oldest and best known slum: Makoko

By Godwin Ojo and Nick Meynen. In Nigeria, the Lagos State Government ordered to demolish a 200-year old settlement at the Makoko waterfront. The first works started in July and displaced …

Sarayaku wins case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights but the struggle for prior consent continues

By Leah Temper On 25 July 2012, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) – in the case Sarayaku v. Ecuador – ruled in favor of a Kichwa community’s right to consultation …

Rio+20 ‘compensates’ emissions with Brazilian CDM credits. Bad idea.

Those that participated in the Rio+20 conference must have noticed that the UN was proud to ‘compensate’ all carbon emissions from the conference through buying credits from Brazilian CDM projects …

Mining through military rule in Peru

By Leah Temper & Joan Martinez Alier Several districts in Peru have been put under military rule through a state of emergency after protests from local inhabitants were met with violent …

Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the economical crisis, corporations are ‘buying’ at …

Nuclear energy in India: explosion of protests

The conflict around the restart of a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu – which we introduced on our website on 29 February – has reached boiling point on Friday …

Ecuador: The long march for environmental justice

Today, a long march for environmental justice is coming to an end. On March 8, hundreds of people started walking towards the Ecuadorian capital Quito and by the time they …

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