GE American chestnut: Potential Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

Note: The assertion that the American chestnut could be restored using GE technologies is not at all certain. Tests have only been run for 12 or so years, while AC trees can live for over 200 years. How… Read More

Earth Watch Radio: Stopping the Impacts of Industrial Tree Plantations in Brazil

Quilombola woman speaks at national meeting in Brazil on social and ecological impacts of industrial tree plantations.  Photo: Petermann Earth Watch 4/17/19, Sojourner Truth show, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles Anne Petermann is interviewed about her recent work… Read More

Earth Minute: The Racism and Colonialism of Big Conservation Groups

On this week’s Earth Minute, GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann discusses the inherent racism and colonialism of big conservation groups promote the idea that “nature” should be separated from humans. Transcript of the Earth Minute: Protecting forests is… Read More

Earth Watch: BJ McManama of Indigenous Environmental Network on Upcoming Forest & Climate Convergence

BJ McManama, from the Indigenous Environmental Network was interviewed about The Resurgence: 2019 North American Forest & Climate Movement Convergence on The Sojourner Truth Show, syndicated nationally on the Pacifica network. This was the first national announcement for… Read More

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