Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT: a letter to President Correa
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Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT: a letter to President Correa

Oilwatch International issued an open letter to the President of Ecuador. This follows on the dramatic turn of events on August 15. Dear Mr. President Rafael Correa We are shocked by the announcement you made on 15 August 2013 that you would permit crude oil extraction in the Yasuni-ITT. We strongly believe that the original decision to leave the oil in this pristine territory in the ground was the right decision and that the decision...

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The Narmada Valley calls for international solidarity!
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The Narmada Valley calls for international solidarity!

More mobilizations are going on around the now infamous Sardar Sarovar Dam, in the state of Gujarat-India. The movement calls for international solidarity and action by sending the below petitions. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate a powerful means of struggle in the Narmada valley. Hundreds are now standing in the...

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Focus on Yasuni!
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Focus on Yasuni!

On August 15, President Rafael Correa announced the closure of the Yasuni ITT initiative, thus opening the protected area to oil drilling. Social movements react. The decision of the Ecuador president sign the failure of the Amazon territory defense’s project. Based on the principle of “leave the oil in the soil”, the Yasuni ITT initiative – started in 2007 – has been an attempt to free Ecuador from oil...

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Some thoughts about the YasuniTT
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Some thoughts about the YasuniTT

The former UN Ambassador for the Plurinational State of Bolivia and forefront of the battle for climate justice Pablo Solón comments the Correa decision’s on Yasuni ITT Park. The preservation of nature and the rights of Mother Earth cannot be based on the expectation that the capitalist world will pay for it based on their environmental debt or that the payment will come without conditions and strings attached. Yes, it is the...

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Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest: blaming Correa
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Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest: blaming Correa

Joan Martinez-Allier, Professor of Economics and Economic History of the Autonoma University of Barcelona and strong supporter ef ecological economy comments the choice of Rafael Correa on Yasuni JMA from Quito (Flacso), 16th August 2013. As it was expected since February 2013 when president Correa won again the presidency of Ecuador, and even before given his track record since 2009 of internally boycotting the Yasuni ITT initiative,...

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Thousands rally in Romania against gold mine
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Thousands rally in Romania against gold mine

Thousands of Romanians across the country rallied to protest against the government’s support for a plan to open Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine! Thousands of Romanians across the country rallied late on September 1st to protest against the leftist government’s support for a plan to open Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine in the small Carpathian town of Rosia Montana. The project, which aims to use...

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