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Faulty Waste Management and Aarhus Convention Violations, Cases to the European Parliament: UKWIN seeks cases to help support an incinerator-free Europe

By Amanda Blank and Shlomo Dowen (director of the UKWIN) Waste incineration is a method of waste disposal that still occurs throughout Europe despite its highly negative effects on air quality …

September 21st: International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

By Winnie Overbeek. In 2004, people from rural communities in Brazil declared September 21st a Day of Struggle against Tree Plantations. During this year’s Day of Struggle, communities and social movements …

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. …

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 …

Death of a Waterfall? Posco’s designs on Khandadhara

Felix Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a blog for EJOLT giving more details on the struggles of indigenous communities in East-India against the plans of …

Canada should rein in its criminal mining companies

By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper.  At the end of 2010, a woman from Guatemala sued a Canadian mining giant in Toronto, asking 12 million $ for the killing of her …

POSCO’s mine and steelplant in breach of OECD guidelines – CSOs file complaint

Source: OECD Watch The complaint filed by Lok Shakti Abhiyan and supporting coalitions in S. Korea, Netherlands, and Norway concerns POSCOs failure to seek to prevent human rights abuses and carry …

Massacre in Totonicapán, Guatemala

Seven were killed and some 40 wounded on Oct. 4 when security forces attacked a protest road blockade by Maya indigenous campesinos in Guatemala’s highland department of Totonicapán. Protesters were blocking …

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 …

Activists speaking at the Peoples’ Summit are killed

EJOLT partner Professor Marcelo Firpo has just send us a sad message: “I was with two fishermen on 19 June in a meeting at Peoples´Summit discussing the impacts of big projects …

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