The rise of a new extractivism and the plea for degrowth
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The rise of a new extractivism and the plea for degrowth

We thought that the “commodity frontiers”, the new mines that we dig on earth to take out the oil, gold, uranium or copper that feeds our consumer economies, are somewhere else; in the “South”, far from us, in the jungles of Amazonian or the desserts of Southern Africa. Well, the frontiers have now come back, next to our homes. We diffuse here an article by Giorgos Kallis, project coordinator of the political ecology project...

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ONLINE COURSE on ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
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ONLINE COURSE on ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

“EJOLT is running an online course “Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice”, taught through civil society organisation (CSO) case studies across a broad range of topics with a particular focus on the theme of environmental justice. It will run from mid/late January to mid/late May (tbc). This interactive online course takes place over sixteen weeks. It has been designed for activists interested in understanding and...

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Verdict Expected in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell’s Nigerian Oil Pollution
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Verdict Expected in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell’s Nigerian Oil Pollution

Read the press release from Friends of the Earth Netherlands in relation to the decades of oil pollution in his native country Nigeria, by the Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell. For the first time in history, a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, has been brought to court in The Netherlands for damages it caused abroad. The plaintiffs are four Nigerians whose livelihoods and communities have been massively impacted by Shell’s...

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Massacre in Totonicapán, Guatemala
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Massacre in Totonicapán, Guatemala

Seven were killed and some 40 wounded Oct. 4 when security forces attacked a protest road blockade by Maya indigenous campesinos in Guatemala’s highland department of Totonicapán. Protesters were blocking Cuatro Caminos intersection, a meeting point for roads linking the towns of Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango and the capital, Guatemala City. President Otto Pérez Molina initially denied that soldiers on the scene...

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Support the video project “This is Hasankeyf”
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Support the video project “This is Hasankeyf”

THE DOCUMENTARY PROJECT AND ITS AIM. Our work is the result of a one year long research in the village of Hasankeyf, a stunning trove of history that lies along a curve of the Tigris River, in Southeastern Anatolia. The aim of our film is to describe the unique history of this land through its people’s memories and tales and to understand the connections the inhabitants have with their natural environment. We will attempt to...

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Achuar people celebrate a major victory for indigenous rights
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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 depth of the Amazon as part of a global struggle for environmental justice: here is a EJOLT report on issues in the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity and here is a video on Yasuni – where a similar struggle has an original angle. And only last week we posted...

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