BREAKING: Protesters chained to natural gas truck in Vermont

The Burlington Free Press reports that a group of protesters have blocked a truck transporting compressed natural gas in Addison, Vermont on July 7. GJEP staff and board members took part in the environmental gathering where this action was planned…. Read More

The Tragedy of Palm Oil in Central America

Growing oil palm plantations in Central America for the production of so-called “renewable” Biodiesel and other “eco-friendly” products has caused massive social and ecological destruction, as the following two articles from UpsideDownWorld.org explain. Miguel Facusse, who recently died,… Read More

Spinning Food: New report exposes how industry front groups are spending millions to shape the story of food

The Friends of The Earth’s new report, “Spinning Food,” investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public — and reporters — on facts about industrial agriculture and organic and sustainable food production. “Taking their cues… Read More

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil, in this case soya, and a clear indication of what the rural and indigenous peoples can expect if GE eucalyptus trees are released there. “Gunmen have attacked and… Read More

Pope Francis and popular movements: The importance of a historical approach

Pope Francis took some strong positions on climate change and aired rational concerns with genetically modified crops in his most recent Pontificate, demonstrating a thoughtful understanding of environmental issues never witnessed before from the leader of the Catholic… Read More

BREAKING: Climate Justice Activist Locks to VGS Construction Equipment to Halt Pipeline Construction

(Essex,VT) – A climate justice organizer has locked herself to machinery at a Vermont Gas pipeline construction site in Essex, VT, calling for an end to fracking and the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure. “For almost three… Read More

ArtVoice Reviews Struggles for Justice Show at Buen Vivir Gallery

Jack Foran reviewed Orin Langelle’s current exhibit at the ¡Buen Vivir! gallery for ArtVoice, an alternative newsweekly in Buffalo. It’s a great review. Here’s an excerpt: A potpourri of his [Langelle’s] witness to the struggle photos from the 1980s… Read More

Indigenous Tupinamba Fight for Land Rights in Brazil

The Tupinamba were the first indigenous people to form a front against the Portuguese invasion in 1500 in Brazil. They are a great warrior people whose organizational structure uses tactics and strategies of war based on their worldview…. Read More

Audio – Food Chain Radio News: Africa and America

FOOD CHAIN RADIO NEWS Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist Africa and America Can we in the developed world learn from those in the developing world? Guests: Godfrey Kasozi, Center for Environment Technology and Rural Development, Uganda; and Rural… Read More

An ‘Other’ Feminism: A Review of ‘Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories’

By Charlotte María Sáenz Originally published on OtherWorldsArePossible.org Volumes have been written about the Mayan indigenous Zapatista social movement of Chiapas, Mexico since they made their first public appearance on January 1, 1994. There have been detailed histories, political… Read More