Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendants, and peasant farmers resist “green deserts” in Brazil

By the Global Forest Coalition On International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations we bring you this photo-essay showing the devastation caused by monoculture tree plantations in Brazil, and in contrast, community efforts to restore native forests and build… Read More

LISTEN: Leading Activists on ‘Solidarity to Solutions’ Events, Climate Justice

This special edition of the Sojourner Truth Radio Show (aired Aug. 31) featured Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth; and Kandi White from Indigenous Environmental Network, an activist in the struggle against the Dakota Bakken Oil shale.Both… Read More

Water Protectors Arrested at Site of Illegal Bayou Bridge Construction

From the L’eau Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou Bridge Facebook (Sept. 4) Police have arrested multiple water protectors, including Cherri Foytlin, at the site where Energy Transfer Partners is illegally constructing the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Energy… Read More

Global Justice Ecology Project Celebrating 15th Anniversary Sept. 14-15

Global Justice Ecology Project is holding two events to celebrate its 15th anniversary on Sept. 14-15 at ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art in Buffalo, NY. Both events include wine and hors d’oeuvres and are free and open to the… Read More

Carbon Markets Represent the Commodification of Earth

Women Traditional Healers (2011) – Amador Hernadez, Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico: Women prepare their traditional medicines, which they harvest from the jungle. The Mexican government wanted the community to leave the jungle so they could sell the forests… Read More

Police: ‘I Don’t Care’ About Hurting Anti-ICE Protester

Via FANG Collective Facebook Two tripods and a concrete blockade were deployed yesterday to shutdown the Bristol County Prison and an adjacent ICE facility. The first tripod was torn down by police, sending the climber falling to the… Read More

Indigenous Environmental Defender killed as logging mafia targets tribe

Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in a series of deaths among the tribe. The body of… Read More

Forests, Climate and Communities Need System Change Not Offsets

A Response from Global Justice Ecology Project to the “Stand4Forests” Platform & a Call for Further Debate   The Dogwood Alliance is currently circulating a sign-on letter called “Stand4Forests.” [1] It is a platform which emphasizes U.S. forest protection as… Read More

Belo Monte: There is Nothing Green or Sustainable About These Mega-Dams

Google Maps Ed Atkins, University of Bristol There are few dams in the world that capture the imagination as much as Belo Monte, built on the “Big Bend” of the Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon. Its construction… Read More

LISTEN: Worldwide Protests Against Murder of More Than 313 Columbian Human Rights Defenders

This week’s Earth Minute segment from GJEP executive director Anne Petermann centers worldwide protests that took place last week in response to the murders of more than 313 Columbian human rights defenders. The Earth Minute segment airs weekly… Read More