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

From the EJOLT Project team, the second part of the Turkey’s “tree revolution”. How the Gezi Park case is linked to other environmental conflicts in Turkey? I’m Chapulling!* *(Turkish word now meaning “fighting for your rights”) The lack of consultation, the aggressive police intervention and the conversion of public space into private space explain why the occupation of Gezi park is not just meant to save...

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Fracking: activists occupy Chevron in Poland
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Fracking: activists occupy Chevron in Poland

Peasants from local communities are occupying a piece of land to prevent the installation of Chevron for the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in the region of Zurawlow, Poland. The Polish shale-gas reserves used to be the most promising in the EU. But exploration results have so far disappointed Polish ambitions to free itself from its energy dependence on Russia. Recent weeks have seen companies such as Canadian Talisman and...

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Turkey protests spread after violence in Istanbul over park demolition
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Turkey protests spread after violence in Istanbul over park demolition

At the beginning of the week environmental protest aimed at saving an Istanbul City centre park from shopping centre started. Demonstrations against Erdogan government in several cities as riot officers use tear gas to control protesters in Istanbul. Turkey has been engulfed by a series of protests across several cities after riot police turned Istanbul’s busiest city centre hub into a battleground, deploying tear gas and water...

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Ejolt new report – Towards a Post-Oil Civilization: Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil
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Ejolt new report – Towards a Post-Oil Civilization: Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil

By the new report of the Ejolt project “Towards a Post-Oil Civilization: Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil” a reasoning on where, why and how fossil fuels can and should be kept in the soil. For the EU policymakers some recommendations: something should be done even if only to act according to their own climate change pledges. Total proven international fossil-fuel reserves contain about...

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Brazil, the biggest extractivist in South America
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Brazil, the biggest extractivist in South America

A good contribution to the debate in Latin America on a post-extractivist economy by Eduardo Gudynas from Montevideo, a leader in this way of thinking Extractivism is the appropriation of huge volumes of natural resources or their intensive exploitation, most of them exported as raw materials to global markets. It seems to have gone unnoticed that by this definition the major extractivist in South America is Brazil. This is not always...

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The right to say no: EU–Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans
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The right to say no: EU–Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans

As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU–Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decisions to ban and regulate fracking. This briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, the Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute...

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