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Map of Environmental Conflicts in Brazil

By Joan Martinez Alier December 22nd, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chico Mendes (1944-1988) who defended the Amazon against deforestation in Acre, Brazil. Chico Mendes was a rubber gatherer …

Online course: Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice

 What past students have said: Brilliant course for people working in NGOs wishing to understand the basic concepts of ecological economics. The methods and tool introduced through case studies, …

Declaration of the Ekopotamya Network (Turkey, Iran, Iraq)

We, civil society organizations and social movements from Mesopotamia have come together because our rivers and lakes remain to be in significant danger of being dried up completely to the …

Support Mapping Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States

By Alejandro Colsa, Bernadette Grafton, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis. As students at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment we consider ourselves lucky to be part of an …

NORWICH DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

Money Can’t Buy Environmental Justice THIS DECLARATION EMERGED FROM A WORKSHOP HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA IN NORWICH, ENGLAND ON JUNE 20-22, 2013, ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. WE, AN INTERNATIONAL …

Call for papers for a Special Issue on “mining conflicts and environmental justice”

The growth in consumption and production has escalated the need for energy and raw materials, with resource use reaching exceptionally high levels worldwide. Contrary to beliefs that the economy will decouple from …

Turkey’s Tree Revolution – part 2: Everyday I’m chapulling*

*Turkish word now meaning “fighting for your rights” (see wiki).  The lack of consultation, the aggressive police intervention and the conversion of public space into private space explain why the occupation …

Turkey’s ‘tree revolution’ – part 1

Environmentalists have been protesting for months against a plan to swap trees for a shopping mall in Gezi Park at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. When riot police chased them away, the …

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 …

The resistance against the giant Vale mining company is growing worldwide

By Carolina Herrmann Coelho-de-Souza  (hcarolin at yahoo.com) In 2012, Vale was chosen as the world’s worst corporation in the Public Eye Awards, the “Nobel” of global corporate shame. In the same …

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