11 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020) Truthout: In early April, as much of the East Coast continued to sink into COVID-19 crisis mode, a heavy storm dumped… Read More

Chile: Peoples’ Uprising presented by The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art

Photo: Langelle/GJEP For Immediate Release                                                                                      March 5, 2020 Chile: Peoples’ Uprising Images from the Front Lines Exhibit Opens April 3 BUFFALO, NY – The ¡Buen… Read More

Analysis of the Bolivia Uprising

Evo Morales speaks to a group of NGOs in Manhattan ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Cancun in 2010.  Photo: Petermann Bolivia: The Extreme Right Takes Advantage of a Popular Uprising  Toward Freedom November 11, 2019 Raul… Read More

Remembering Che Guevara: PhotoLangelle.org Photo of the Month

ORIN LANGELLE / PhotoLangelle.org I think this is a fitting photo of the month for October for many reasons, including that Che is an icon in many parts of the world, especially Latin America, and his death is… Read More

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing… Read More

Doomed Cassini Spacecraft Launched to Controversy 20 Years Ago

Photo by Orin Langelle. Protester being arrested after locking down to U.S. Senator James Jeffords’ desk, in Burlington, VT to protest the Cassini space launch. (1997)   On Friday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, used to take pictures of Saturn… Read More

LISTEN: Pablo Solon and the Fight Against Hydroelectric Mega-Dams in Bolivia

This week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK-FM’s Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Pablo Solon. Solon is the director of Fundación Solon, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, and former Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). He… Read More

Activists Taking on Hydroelectric Projects Face Persecution, Assassination

This week, Pablo Solon will be summoned for his first declaration before a prosecutor and could potentially be placed into preventative detention. Solon, Director of Fundación Solon, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, and former Bolivian… Read More

Outbreak of Killing in Brazil as Landowners Work to Displace Farmers

Nine men, including an Evangelical pastor, massacred in a remote part of western Brazil were knifed and shot to death, police said yesterday after releasing the bodies for burial, according to the Malay Mail Online: No arrests were… Read More