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Colombia’s environmental conflicts

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Thanks to Mario A. Perez’s work on the EJOLT inventory of environmental conflicts supported by his research students at CINARA and the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, …

Oil is getting Malawi in troubled waters

By Lusayo Banda – Citizens for Justice. When oil is found, democracy or environment become burdensome afterthoughts. This rule of thumb looks set to go up for Malawi. The recent shift …

Geoengineering conflicts: the ETC map

Joan Martinez-Alier. When we wrote the EJOLT project three years ago, we selected a wide range of environmental justice conflicts: from extraction to waste and from nuclear to biomass. But we …

Liberia: Uncertain futures. The impacts of Sime Darby on communities

By Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor. Liberia, a small West African country with a population of approximately 3.5 million people, has a predominantly agrarian economy, with high dependency on land and land based …

COLOMBIA : Communities struggling to stop El Quimbo dam in the Magdalena River

Since January 2012, the Upper Magdalena River is the scene of some bold civilian struggle for environmental justice. Communities affected by the proposed El Quimbo Dam project paralyzed dam construction by …

Indigenous environmentalism in Panama: Copper mining and hydroelectricity conflicts

(By Roberto Rivas Hermann) September 1985, Chiriquí province, Panamá. A decapitated body is found in a trench bordering with Costa Rica. The remains belong to Hugo Spadafora, an opposition leader. Noriega, …