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Destroying Africa’s oldest and best known slum: Makoko

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By Godwin Ojo and Nick Meynen. In Nigeria, the Lagos State Government ordered to demolish a 200-year old settlement at the Makoko waterfront. The first works started in July and displaced …

Conga project: the end of the line?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. On 24th August 2012 it was announced in Lima by the CEO of the Newmont Mining company that the US$ 4.8 billion Conga mine project in the …

Data leak reveals Shell’s deep financial links to human rights abusers in Nigeria.

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While EJOLT partner ERA is busy reporting dozens of environmental injustices in the Niger Delta for our database of conflicts, PlatformLondon just released a shocking report on how Shell funds …

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Sarayaku wins case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights but the struggle for prior consent continues

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By Leah Temper On 25 July 2012, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) – in the case Sarayaku v. Ecuador – ruled in favor of a Kichwa community’s right to consultation …

Recognizing Biopiracy

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By Nick Meynen Biopiracy is a concept introduced in 1993 by Pat Mooney and made popular by Vandana Shiva and other authors to describe a situation where indigenous or peasant knowledge …

Ukrainian environmentalist brutally beaten to death

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By Nick Meynen On July 27, 2012 Volodymyr Goncharenko gave a press conference revealing that 180 tons of dangerous chemical and radioactive industrial waste had arrived at the city of Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk …

Environmental monitoring of Xstrata Tintaya copper mine in Cusco, Peru

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by Eike Sophie Hümpel; Msc Environmental Management (Christian Albert University of Kiel). Following the demand to implement an independent environmental monitoring in Espinar, the local NGO “Vicaría de la Solidaridad” got …

Life in the deathly mists of the soy industry in Argentina

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By Nick Meynen. In Ituzaingó, a small city in Argentina, a battle of David against Goliath is brewing. In a lawsuit that started on July 11, a lawyer is suing a …

BP summoned to answer for assault on Mother Earth for Gulf of Mexico spill

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by Oilwatch The defence of the rights of the sea as an integral part of Mother Earth is being pursued in Ecuador using the Rights of Nature recognised in 2008 Ecuadorian …