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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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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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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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Janmorcha in Delhi for Land Rights
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Janmorcha in Delhi for Land Rights

MoRD Minister Jairam Ramesh refuses dialogue MPs support People’s movements, denounce the Bill by the ministry Sangharsh concludes the dharna in Delhi with Rally to Parliament August 23, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi: Union Cabinet Minister in charge of the Ministry of Rural Development, Shri. Jairam Ramesh refused to meet the people’s representatives from across the country who are in Delhi to protest against his ministry’s diluted...

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Sarayaku wins case
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Sarayaku wins case

Sarayaku wins case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights but the struggle for prior consent continues. On 25 July 2012, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) – in the case Sarayaku v. Ecuador – ruled in favor of a Kichwa community’s right to consultation prior to industrial projects on their land. Yet despite celebrations that united hundreds of Sarayaku to celebrate the victory on August 12 with hours of revelry,...

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BP Summoned to answer for assault on Mother Earth
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BP Summoned to answer for assault on Mother Earth

The defence of the rights of the sea as an integral part of Mother Earth is being pursued in Ecuador using the Rights of Nature recognised in 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution. This epic action is against the oil company BP that is responsible for the massive environmental disaster inflicted on the Gulf of Mexico starting from 20 April 2010. A collective nine plaintiffs from five countries presented the suit initially in the Constitutional...

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