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

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