CDCA participates to EJOLT delegation in Nigeria
mar14

CDCA participates to EJOLT delegation in Nigeria

From March 14th to 23rd, CDCA and A Sud went in Nigeria to participate at the EJOLT fieldwork activities. The EJOLT fieldwork happened on the 20th anniversary of ERA – Environmental Right Action, the nigerian environmentalist organisation with which CDCA has been working for years on oil extraction’s impacts on environment, health and people’s rights. Field trips would be held in the Niger Delta, in the Ogoni area of...

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Reasoning on natural resources: “New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance”
feb21

Reasoning on natural resources: “New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance”

A new book on ‘post-neoliberal’ governance of natural resources. This book examines how natural resources are governed and struggled over in Latin America. It questions the idea the ‘post-neoliberal’ governance label and illustrates the enduring constraints on democratic and ‘just’ resource extraction. Case studies written by anthropologists, geographers, and sociologists show how resource dependencies continue to shape the political...

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Dutch Court Rules Against Shell for damages in Nigeria
feb01

Dutch Court Rules Against Shell for damages in Nigeria

The ruling by a Dutch court on January 30, 2013 holding Shell responsible for the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo (Nigeria) is a step towards environmental justice. However, the court also concluded that there was no proof that the spills at Goi in Ogoni, Rivers State and Oruma communities in Bayelsa State were not cleaned up. The plaintiffs from Goi and Oruma will appeal this ruling. And the court also dismissed all claims...

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Open letter to COP 18
nov29

Open letter to COP 18

By Bill McKibben, Nnimmo Bassey & Pablo Solon. To really address climate change UNFCCC-COP18 should decide to leave under the soil more than 2/3 of the fossil reserves. 2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests around the world, raising food prices by 40% and causing family emergencies in poor households throughout...

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High speed train in Val Susa, Italy. The end of the tunnel?
nov21

High speed train in Val Susa, Italy. The end of the tunnel?

It will be almost 20 years since an entire Italian alpine valley started to resist against the development of a new high-speed train line between Lyon and Turin, the so-called TAV. Decades of resistance characterised by the implementation of multistakeholder cooperation and by the application of the postmodern science as citizenship’s tools for developing alternative proposals for the management of their territory; but also decades of...

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South African political economy after Marikana
nov14

South African political economy after Marikana

{EJOLT collaborator Professor Patrick Bond explains the background to the shootings in Marikana where 34 mine workers were shot dead by the police on August 16 and another 270 were arrested and charged of murder.} {He places what happened in a staggering context of a country liberated from official apartheid racism but then soon derailed by neoliberalism and crony capitalism. This blog is a collection of excerpts from his 18-page...

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