Froxán Commons: Help Defend one of Europe’s First Legally Recognized Commons Communities

By Hannibal Rhodes Via   Nestled in Galicia’s fertile hills, the commons community of Froxán is engaged in a struggle to protect its territory and history from Spanish miner Sacyr’s plans to re-open the San Finx tungsten mine…. Read More

Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated in Rio

Excerpted from Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was fatally shot while in her car by unknown assailants.   Prominent Brazilian human rights activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday. Part of a generation of young Black Brazilians who are becoming increasingly… Read More

Authoritarian Elitism and Popular Movements in Brazil

By Wendy Wolford, Sérgio Sauer   Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less.   Brazilian history is… Read More

Urgent Appeal: Human Rights Defenders, Political Dissenters Tagged in Duterte’s Terror List

In a new crackdown on advocates for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Philippines President Duterte, already notorious for his violent repression of dissent, is targeting many organizers, some of whom are involved in GJEP-allied organizations. Please take a… Read More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Locals Take Over Pipeline Office, Then Occupy Drill Rig

Via Earth First! Journal and Lancaster Against Pipelines   Something extraordinary happened in Lancaster County yesterday. A busload of fifty local residents took over the field offices of Williams/Transco at 805 Estelle Drive, Suite 101, in Lancaster. We… Read More

After Suzano pulp mill protest, women in Brazil occupy the company’s land in Bahia

Women workers report environmental impacts caused by eucalyptus monoculture and the water crisis in the region By MST Communication Group in Bahia Photos: MST Communication Translated with Google Translate. See original article in Portuguese here. The National Day… Read More

Women Demand Oil Palm Companies Stop Violence and Give Back Community Land

See more on women and plantations in the WRM Bulletin. On 8 March, International Women’s Day, hundreds of organizations and individuals demand an end to the violence against women living in and around large-scale oil palm plantations expansion…. Read More

EARTH MINUTE: Remembering Berta Caceres, Judi Bari on International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018), Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann discussed the importance and impact of women in social and environmental movements on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for this week’s Earth Minute… Read More

WATCH: Recognizing Women Taking Action Around the World on #InternationalWomensDay

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Global Justice Ecology Project celebrates women who have fought to protect the planet and make a difference for others around the world. “In every struggle, women are affected. Every struggle is a… Read More

International Women’s Day Action in Brazil: Women from MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) Occupy Suzano Against GE Trees

Women denounce loss of water, impacts from toxic agrochemical spraying and monoculture timber plantations, and future use of GE trees   By MST Communication Group in Bahia Via Photos: MST Communication   Note: In 2015, the Brazilian… Read More