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Illegal Sand Mining Conflicts in India

Introduction Sand mining refers to the extraction of sand from riverbeds and seashores for construction activities and for minerals such as gold, silver, silicates et cetera. It is legal when authorised …

Criminal case against “industrial ecocide” in Sonora, Mexico?

By Joan Martinez Alier. When the controversial 1.3 billion dollar Tia Maria copper mining project in Arequipa, Peru seemed to go ahead despite a local referendum and resistance from several villages, …

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

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. …

There is no environmental justice

By Leah Temper. The recent Kiobel verdict in the Supreme Court in favour of Shell that will limit the ability to try corporations for human and environmental rights abuses under the Alien …

Cruelty and Impunity in the Amazon

By Felipe Milanez, from Maraba.  Last Thursday, another chapter in the history of violence and impunity in the Amazon was written in Brazil. In a trial to determine the guilt of …

Crude Justice & Ecocide in the Niger Delta

By Leah Temper. Oil permeates our existence. From water bottles, plastics, fuels and paints to fertilizers, fabrics and solvents. Yet despite its ubiquity, the reality of the infrastructure behind oil extraction …

Environmental court cases in North America

By Marta Conde.  In Canada and the US, where environmental laws are quite stringent, many battles to stop mining and dumping of waste take place in court. Two recent examples show …

EJOLT transmits a message from deep down the Niger delta

By Joan Martinez-Alier In the EJOLT trip to the Niger Delta in March 2013, we  have visited the communities of Goi and Bodo (in Ogoni territory), both badly damaged by oil …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

With Monsanto stepping up its genetically modified (GM) soybean program in Mexico, the conflict with honey-producers is escalating. If you dig a little deeper in this conflict, you’ll find that …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Monsanto Co. applied in February 2012 to upgrade its Mexican soybean plantations, occupying around 250 thousand ha, from the status of ‘pilot program‘ to ‘commercial’. Some 26% of these are …

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