From World Rainforest Movement: The Conservation Industry: a for-profit sector?

From the article: “It seems that conservation and developmental projects (mega dams, mines, fossil fuel extraction, industrial monocultures, etc.) are, in a way, two sides of the same coin. Top-down impositions over communal territories determined by outsiders, and… Read More

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 in Brazil: Women Rise Up!

On March 8, women all over Brazil honor Marielle Franco and attack Bolsonaro Thousands of demonstrators took to the street in all states 50,000 gathered in São Paulo   Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this Friday,… Read More

WWF Funding Violence and Murder to “Protect” Nature

  Note from GJEP: WWF and Conservation International have long advanced the idea of human exclusion zones for conservation that forcibly relocate local communities to create protected areas.  Recent studies have determined that the best protected natural areas… Read More

Grist: Green New Deal Failing to Keep Green Promises?

In 2011, the Indigenous community Amador Hernandez, in Chiapas, Mexico was targeted for a carbon offset project that would have forced the inhabitants to leave in order to “protect” the carbon in the trees.  This carbon could then… Read More

Langelle Photo Essay: Belém to Davos – 10 years on…

This week the annual World Economic Forum is going on in Davos, Switzerland. For several years, NGOs and others across the world gathered at the same time for an alternative World Social Forum. GJEP co-founder Orin Langelle and… Read More

MST’s Stedile: ‘Activists shall not fear, we are fighting for justice’

Landless leader told Brasil de Fato that, despite threats, MST will not back off from social struggle By Leonardo Fernandes and Nina FidelesVia Brasil De Fato The economist and co-founder of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and La Via Campesina International João… Read More

Breaking Video – Indigenous People Speak out Against New Brazil Government

Global Justice Ecology Project received this video from a Brazilian activist on the ground there. The video comes from the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil  (APIB). It is a strong critique against Brazil’s newly inaugurated right wing fascist President… Read More

AGAINST BOLSONARO: In Support of Democracy, Human Rights and the Environment in Brazil

DEC. 22, 2018 – As Brazil prepares to inaugurate Jair Bolsonaro as president, we the undersigned organizations wish to voice our deep concern regarding positions held by the president-elect that represent a serious threat to democracy, human rights… Read More

Lula Livre: The Conviction and Incarceration of Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

By Zoe PCVia PeoplesDispatch.org The persecution of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was emblematic of the challenges faced by the people of Brazil in the past year. The legal crusade against Lula orchestrated by the Brazilian… Read More

Mexico’s New President Promises ‘More of the Same’ – Indigenous Peoples Ready to Resist

By SANTIAGO NAVARROIntercontinental Cry There will be profound changes, but they’ll come in accordance with the established legal order. There will be freedom for businesses. In terms of economics, we’ll respect the Banco de Mexico’s autonomy. The new… Read More