Iraq War PR Alums Built ‘Guns, Knives’ Talking Points To Discredit NODAPL

By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman Originally published at DeSmogBlog   Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to… Read More

200 Environmental and Land Rights Activists Killed in 2016 as Global Crisis Spreads

Killings of those protesting land grabs in one-third more countries than 2015 Nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 whilst protecting their land, forests and rivers from mining, logging and agricultural companies, a new report from… Read More

Activists Taking on Hydroelectric Projects Face Persecution, Assassination

This week, Pablo Solon will be summoned for his first declaration before a prosecutor and could potentially be placed into preventative detention. Solon, Director of Fundación Solon, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, and former Bolivian… Read More

Berta Cáceres’ Daughter Escapes Machete Attack in Honduras

The Guardian reports that Bertha Zuñiga, daughter of the murdered Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres, has survived an armed attack. Zuñiga, 26, was attacked along with two other members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH)… Read More

‘Tsunamis From the Sky’ Result of Deforestation in Argentina

From North to South, against extractivism 5 jul page 12 (Translated from Portuguese to English through Google Translate)   Last Wednesday was the last march against the clearing, in Cordoba. The next Thursday another one of indigenous communities is realized in… Read More

Earth Watch: Oliver Munnion on Portugal Wildfires

This week’s Earth Watch guest is Oliver Munnion, co-director of Biofuelwatch and works for the Global Forest Coalition. Munnion lives in the mountainous region of central Portugal and witnessed first hand how quickly eucalyptus and pine plantations can spread… Read More

LISTEN: Raging Wildfires in Portugal, Exotic Plantations to Blame

Non-Native Eucalyptus Plantations, Not Forests, Caused the Disaster in Portugal Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Portugal that were caused by non-native eucalyptus plantations on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for last week’s Earth… Read More

‘Water is Life’ Camp Marks Next Fight to Protect Indigenous Rights

Indigenous Environmental Network releases powerful video showing the impact of Bayou Bridge and the plight of coastal Indigenous people in the Louisiana wetlands Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in… Read More

Earth Watch: Felipe Grez Moreno on Opposing GE Trees in Chile

This week’s Earth Watch guest is Felipe Grez Moreno, Psychologist of the University of Chile. Felipe was part of an international contingent, along with the campaign to STOP GE Trees, that researched the impacts of tree plantations and potential… Read More

Los incendios en Portugal: Un Resultado de la Industria Forestal

Youtube/GoNews 22 de junio de 2017: Para la liberación inmediata de la campaña Alto a los Árboles Transgénicos   Los incendios forestales en Portugal han sido calificados como “el peor desastre de este tipo en la historia reciente”…. Read More