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Sengwers Feeling the Heat in The Embobut Forest

By Dean Puckett. When Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, visited Kenya earlier this month, he reportedly urged the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to sort out Kenya’s historical land …

The Baram Dam Blockade

By Christian Nolle. Deep in the heartland of Sarawak in Borneo close to Brunei runs the river Baram. The Sarawak government wants to erect a Dam on it, as part of the …

Barrick in the doldrums: shareholders angry about Pascua Lama

By Joan Martinez Alier. For many years, Barrick Gold has been heavily investing in the ill-fated project of Pascua-Lama in Chile, despite the local opposition. Communities resist the destruction of glaciers …

Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

By Joan Martinez Alier. In the EJOLT Atlas, www.ejatlas.org, which is such a success, we can trace whether indigenous populations are involved or not in the one thousand conflicts we have …

Glencore-Xstrata flips in the Philippines

by Joan Martinez-Alier Glencore-Xstrata causes many socio-environmental conflicts around the world. A well-known case to EJOLT researchers is in Catamarca, Argentina, the copper mine in Bajo la Alumbrera. Another one is …

Idle no More! Tar Sands no More! Harper no More!

by Leah Temper. The Harper government almost got away with it… The Conservative government in Canada, in power since 2006, has done everything to clear the way for further development of the …

Mining activists killed in Mexico

The double assassination on October 22, 2012 of the leader of Barzon movement, Ismael Solorio Urrutia, and of his wife Manuela Martha Solis Contreras is causing outrage in the Chihuahuan …

Vedanta’s Assault on the Mountain of Law

Felix Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a second blog for EJOLT – this time detailing the miscalculations of J.P Morgan in India.   When Sterlite Industries set …

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 …

Talisman Energy Withdraws from Peruvian Amazon – Achuar people celebrate a major victory for indigenous rights

We like to share with you a press release from Amazon Watch with yet again some good news for environmental justice. To understand this latest good news arising from the …

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