Statement on International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

For Immediate Release – September 21, 2020 New York– September 21, 2020 marks the 16th International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. The Day was created in 2004 by rural communities in Brazil in opposition to industrial monoculture tree plantations… Read More

Call for Solidarity After Paramilitaries Burn Zapatista Coffee Harvest in Chiapas

Building with Zapatista murals in Amador Hernandez. Photo: Langelle Note: Global Justice Ecology Project has always stood in solidarity with the Zapatista autonomous communities in and around the Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico.  In 1996 GJEP co-founder Orin… Read More

Submit a Public Comment: Tell The USDA to Reject GE American Chestnut Trees

Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Blight-Resistant Darling 58 American Chestnut Learn more about the issues and concerns of the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut tree here. Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry… Read More

Global Forest Coalition on REDD+: Has it been worth the money?

Photo: Langelle New briefing explains the basics of REDD+ and why it’s so contentious From Global Forest Coalition It’s 15 years since the United Nations climate convention unveiled REDD (and then REDD+) as its much-hyped solution to carbon… Read More

Zapatista Indigenous Governing Council statement on 8/22 attack by paramilitaries

Note: Global Justice Ecology Project has always stood in solidarity with the Zapatista autonomous communities in and around the Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico.  In 1996 GJEP co-founder Orin Langelle traveled to La Realidad, home to the headquarters… Read More

Earth Watch: Tom Goldtooth On Democrats’ Climate Report

Since the late 1980’s, Tom has been involved with environmental related issues and programs working within tribal governments in developing indigenous-based environmental protection infrastructures. Tom works with indigenous peoples worldwide. Tom is known as one of the environmental… Read More

Earth Minute: Drilling In Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On Monday the Trump administration approved drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, opening up millions of acres of wilderness to drilling for the first time. After completing its review of an oil and gas leasing program, Secretary… Read More

Review of Hard Road of Hope: New Film Documents People’s Struggles in WV

Review by Orin Langelle, Global Justice Ecology Project co-founder and Strategic Communications Director Note: Please visit the film’s website for the trailer and for information about ordering the film. This new award-winning documentary by Swedish-American journalist, creative activist… Read More

REDD-Monitor: Chile’s Repression To Be Rewarded By The World Bank

People protesting Genetically Engineered Trees in front of the IUFRO conference. Photo: Langelle Photography Blood REDD: How Chile’s brutal repression of Indigenous Peoples and the plantation industry’s land grab under the Pinochet dictatorship are to be rewarded by the… Read More