International Day of Peasant Struggle: Neoliberalism and COVID-19 Impacts in Ecuador and Brazil

Maranhao, Brazil 2016 Photo: Petermann Note: We have been hearing very little about how COVID-19 is impacting countries in the Global South.  US news media is tunnel visioned on the chaos expanding in the US, meanwhile this is… Read More

Top Ecuadorian Environmental Group Wins Legal Battle Threatening Closure

The following comes from Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director for Amazon Watch. Ecuador’s Environment Ministry just announced that it has rejected the Interior Ministry’s request to shut down Acción Ecológica. Thank you for taking action and contributing to this important victory… Read More

Ecuador Threatens to Shut Down Environmental Watchdog Group

Acción Ecológica has been a critical part of the environmental protection movement in Ecuador for many years. They were active participants with GJEP in the global climate justice movement as well. Acción Ecológica pioneered the idea of keeping… Read More

Chevron’s Treatment of Environmental Lawyer= ‘Judicial Harassment’

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Nobel laureates condemn ‘judicial harassment’ of environmental lawyer The Guardian 18 April 2020 Johnathan Watts Twenty-nine Nobel laureates have condemned alleged “judicial harassment” by Chevron and urged the release of a US environmental… Read More

17 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

LULA: BOLSONARO LEADING BRAZIL ‘TO SLAUGHTERHOUSE’ OVER COVID-19 (17 APRIL 2020) The Guardian: Jair Bolsonaro is leading Brazilians “to the slaughterhouse” with his criminally irresponsible handling of coronavirus, the country’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has… Read More

COVID19 Analysis

COVID-19: Underlying Causes, Human Rights Abuses and Ecological Destruction COVID-19 and Capitalism FROM FANON TO VENTILATORS: FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO BREATHE (6 MAY 2020) CORONAVIRUS FIGHT: UN CHIEF SAYS WORLD LEADERS ARE FALLING SHORT (1 MAY 2020)… Read More

Victory: UN Human Rights Council Adopting Peasant Rights Declaration in Geneva

(Geneva, September 28, 2018) Seventeen years of long and arduous negotiations later, peasants and other people working in rural areas are only a step away from having a UN Declaration that could defend and protect their rights to… Read More

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing… Read More

New Movie Puts Face on Human, Environmental Costs of Fossil Fuel Addiction

The production of AMAZONIA LOT 1-AB needs your help. Please donate at their Kickstarter campaign.   Dark secrets of poisoned waters in the remote Peruvian Amazon are revealed in AMAZONIA LOT 1-AB (in production) a documentary political thriller where indigenous… Read More

Amazonian Leaders: Chinese Oil Company ‘Will Have Blood On Their Hands’

After marching with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Peoples’ Climate March on Saturday in Washington DC, Amazonian leaders headed to the United Nations on Monday to denounce that the Chinese oil company Andes Petroleum will cause genocide against the… Read More