Canada: Coastal GasLink Violated B.C. Pipeline Rules More than 50 Times

Emma McIntosh Autumn Walkem, Nlaka’pamux, a supporter of the Wet’suwet’en puts up a sign to greet police at Unist’ot’en Camp in February 2020. Photo by Michael Toledano The company behind the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline has violated conditions set by the British Columbia government more than 50 times, the province’s records show. Some rules were…

Bolsonaro Denounced at the UN for Depredation of the Amazon

Dario PignottiDavi Kopenawa, leader of the Yanomani ethnic group, travelled to Geneva to warn about the critical situation in the Amazon. Photo: AFP. A delegation composed of Yanomani leader Davi Kopenawa and Brazilian NGOs travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to warn of the dramatic situation in the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical forest, in the face…

RCMP Raids Wet’suwet’en Camps in British Columbia: “Reconciliation is Dead”

M. Tiahui Indigenous people and allies who support Indigenous sovereignty have taken to the streets throughout Canada in response to multiple raids on peaceful encampments in Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with guns, dogs and helicopters have conducted raids against Wet’suwet’en clan camps. The camps, located along a road in…

The Global Climate Ghetto: The Environmental Crisis from the Perspective of the Global South

“And the third group, are the anti-ecological environmentalists. They who love trees, forests and organic food, but find no inconsistency between their environmentalist ideology and discrimination, racism and colonialism. In their conceit, they believe that they can be anti-fascist and hate blacks, Asians, immigrants and embracing discriminations against women, the working class and the poor….

Bolsonaro Issues Decree, Experts Warn that it Encourages Amazon Deforestation

Catarina Barbosa Deforestation is the first step for “grilagem,” a land-grabbing scheme in which criminals forge land ownership / Catarina Barbosa/Brasil de Fato The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, signed on Tuesday a provisional decree (MP) that aims to formalize the land titles of around 600,000 rural estates by 2022. Experts told Brasil de Fato…

Government Can’t Find the Source of the Largest Spill in Brazilian History

Brian Mier 2 months into the largest spill in Brazilian history, after gutting environmental protection agencies and silencing scientific research institutes, the government can’t figure out where the oil is coming from. With 2100 km of beaches already poisoned, far right President Bolsonaro says, “the worst is yet to come.” First he blamed the communists….

The Win-Win Situation Hidden Behind the Amazonia Fires

Real World Radio “How agribusiness and financial markets profit from the devastation of the world´s largest tropical forest”. In this first part of a series of two audio-visual reports, Friends of the Earth Brazil unravels the forces behind the crimes that take place in Brazilian forests. In its second part, the organization analyzes, together with…

Peoples Mobilization: Crucial Negotiations in Geneva for a Globally Binding Treaty on TNCs

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Historic process continues at the UN: This week states enter substantive negotiations of the text of a binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. PRESS RELEASE: 14 October 2019, Geneva: The United Nations (UN) Inter-governmental Working…

Chile’s Environmental Betrayal

Alanna Elder Quintero (Photos from Mujeres de Zona de Sacrificio Quintero-Puchuncaví) Last fall, doctors in two neighboring coastal towns in Chile treated more than a thousand patients for poisoning from poor air quality, a result of the shift from a fishing and tourism economy to an industrial hub. Quintero and Puchuncavi now belch fumes from…

“The Struggle to Defend the Trees and the Forest is First and Foremost a Struggle Against Imperialism”. The Environmentalism of Thomas Sankara

In the wake of the protests launched by the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the international movement to protest for the environment, against climate change and for governments to move in a ‘green’ direction has now reached global dimensions. Many young people have become aware of how important the environment is for the life of…

Agroecology as Resistance: The Case of Venezuela

Miguel Angel Núñez He who believes, believes He who creates, creates The doer transforms himself And the society he lives in. Mayan Proverb – EZLN Agroecology in the different agricultural productive spaces and at a global level, is positioning itself as the only valid option to advance and overcome the different onslaughts that globalizing corporate…