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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Narmada, India: Oustees standing in dam water for last 5 days
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Narmada, India: Oustees standing in dam water for last 5 days

Oustees of Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dam fighting for their rights and life need your support Dear Friends, The oustees of the Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dam in the Narmada valley in Madhya Pradesh, who are fighting for their rights and their life are in the need of your urgent support. The Government and the company NHDC Limited which has built these dams are illegally and in violation of the Orders of the High Court and Supreme...

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Conga project: the end of the line?
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Conga project: the end of the line?

{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 northern region of Cajamarca was suspended, at least for two years. The announcement was not welcomed by its local partner Buenaventura nor Buenaventura’s CEO, Roque Benavides. The suspension follows two months of bloodshed and high tension, as local opposition and police...

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