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GJEP’s Breaking Green Interview with Nnimmo Bassey Featured in LA Progressive

GJEP’s Breaking Green Interview with Nnimmo Bassey Featured in LA Progressive

In this interview, Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian architect and award-winning environmentalist, author, and poet, talks about the history of exploitation of the African continent, the failure of the international community to recognize the climate debt owed to the Global South, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will take place in Egypt in November 2022.

The COP27 Police State: Where is the Outrage?

The COP27 Police State: Where is the Outrage?

Greenwashing a police state: the truth behind Egypt’s COP27 masquerade Sisi’s Egypt is making a big show of solar panels and biodegradable straws ahead of next month’s climate summit – but in reality the regime imprisons activists and bans research. The climate...

Greenhouse gases rise by record amount in 2010

Note: Global Justice Ecology Project will be blogging daily from the UN Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa. Levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago Cross-Posted from the Guardian...

After Glasgow with Dr. Shannon Gibson

After Glasgow with Dr. Shannon Gibson

In this episode of Breaking Green we talk with Dr. Shannon Gibson, who studies the United Nation’s process to address climate change. Gibson is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Environmental Studies at...

Earth Watch: Miguel Lovera on COP26 & Climate Crisis

Earth Watch: Miguel Lovera on COP26 & Climate Crisis

Miguel Lovera is an agronomist who dedicated his career to in situ plant conservation through a diverse set of activities ranging from scientific and technical research, policy and advocacy, activism and civil service. The main focus of his work is the understanding...

More than 250 groups say NO to Nature-Based Solutions!

More than 250 groups say NO to Nature-Based Solutions!

PRESS RELEASE In a statement released this 2 Novemeber, 257 organisations, networks and movements from 61 countries say NO to “Nature-Based Solutions”, a concept that the UK government, the world’s biggest corporate polluters and the conservation industry are peddling...

Remembering Fukushima

REMEMBERING FUKUSHIMA : Demand phase-out of all Nuclear (fission) power plants. Ten years ago, on the 11th of March 2011, ‘all hell broke loose’ in the Pacific coast of Japan. A huge Tsunami, triggered by the gigantic ‘Tohuku earthquake’, which swept away towns and...

Happy Holidays from GJEP! — Looking forward to 2021

All of us at Global Justice Ecology Project wish you and yours a peaceful and healthy holiday and New Year! Looking forward to 2021 GJEP is planning to continue to build our work to defend forests, address the roots of the biodiversity and climate crises, support...

December 2020 Update From Global Justice Ecology Project

Global Justice Ecology Project  DecemberUpdate Please support our work for social & ecological justice with a year end gift today! ¡Soren Ambrose Presente! Before we let you know about the progress of our programs, we need to take a moment to let you know of the...

August Update From Global Justice Ecology Project

August Update From Global Justice Ecology Project

Water cannons chase crowd. A caustic liquid was mixed with the water to irritate the skin and lungs. Water cannons were strategically used to target street medics and the Red Cross. Photo: Langelle Global Justice Ecology Project August Update GJEP's ¡Buen Vivir!...

Watch: Mike Africa Jr. On Revolutionary Action

Watch: Mike Africa Jr. On Revolutionary Action

This video, filmed on 11 October 2019, is extremely relevant in light of the George Floyd murder by the Minneapolis Police Department and the subsequent protests that are happening nationally and internationally. Mike Africa, Jr. is a member of The MOVE Organization,...

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

TRUMP’S EPA WANTS TO WEAKEN SCIENCE-BASED RULES FOR TOXIC AIR POLLUTANTS (24 MAY 2020) Truthout: Ethylene oxide is a particularly dangerous chemical that’s both extremely flammable and potentially highly toxic to humans. Just a brief exposure to enough ethylene oxide...

Listen: Judi Bari Interview and More

Listen: Judi Bari Interview and More

Photo: Judi Bari, Center, walks with support of two friends (1994). photo: Orin Langelle As I was getting ready to do this post – which I do every other year or so to make sure that people remember Judi  – I listened to the interview I made at at her home in 1991 to...

Increased Digital Use Due to Covid & Environmental Impact

Increased Digital Use Due to Covid & Environmental Impact

Copenhagen, Denmark: “Fingers” are pointed at Corporations and Bankers as the drivers of climate change during the UNFCCC (2009) Photo: Langelle/GJEP Why going digital in pandemic times might not be as green as you think Corona Times 8 May 2020 A.R.E. Taylor Amidst...

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

CORONAVIRUS NOTES #5: FSC AUSTRALIA’S SHAMEFUL ROLL IN PROMOTING LOGGING AS AN “ESSENTIAL SERVICE” (5 MAY 2020) REDD-Monitor: Australia suffered devastating fires between September 2019 and February 2020. About 7.4 million hectares of forest was burned, mainly in New...

Chile Repression Against Mapuches Continues

Special Report: Mapuche Eviction in Liempi Colipi By photolangelle May 4, 2020 On 30 April 2020 I received a message from Red de Acción por los Derechos Ambientales RADA‘s Alejandra Parra that people were evicted from the Mapuche land re-occupation in Liempi Colipi...

23 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

EARTH WATCH: MUTUAL AID AMID GOVERNMENT FAILURE-WITH ELEANOR GOLDFIELD (23 April 2020) MUTUAL AID: “WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS, THE PEOPLE SHOW UP” (22 April 2020) ROAR Magazine: The badges are both for security and for building relationships. We want our community corner...

Earth Day 1990 – Mud People Triumph Over Monsanto

Earth Day 1990 – Mud People Triumph Over Monsanto

Thirty Years Ago Today: Monsanto's Earth Day Invaded by Mud People and Earth First! The mud people were pissed off. Tipped off by Big River Earth First! that the evil Monsanto had taken over Earth Day festivities in St. Louis MO, mud people crawled out of the Earth to...

10 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

FROM MUTUAL AID TO DUAL POWER IN THE STATE OF EMERGENCY (22 March 2020) Roar: With the shutdown of businesses, schools and countless other institutions, millions of people are facing loss of income, housing and access to basic survival resources, including food....

7 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

Sign-on petition: "Hungry people can't stop Coronavirus"- Paraguay US far right seeks ways to exploit coronavirus and cause social collapse (5 April 2020) Mutual Aid Movement Playing Huge Role in COVID-19 Crisis (3 April 2020) Historic Injustices Against Native People...

COVID19 Analysis

COVID19 Analysis

COVID-19: Underlying Causes, Human Rights Abuses and Ecological Destruction COVID-19 and Capitalism FROM FANON TO VENTILATORS: FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO BREATHE (6 MAY 2020) CORONAVIRUS FIGHT: UN CHIEF SAYS WORLD LEADERS ARE FALLING SHORT (1 MAY 2020) CORONAVIRUS: US...

Coronavirus Boosts Tech Giants

Why Silicon Valley Loves Coronavirus TRIBUNE 25 March 2020 Matthew Cole The coronavirus is an exogenous shock to the global economy, causing panic in the financial markets, a jobs apocalypse and an unprecedented crisis in health services. At the same time, the...

The COVID-19 Crisis and Indigenous Peoples

The COVID-19 Crisis and Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous man. Espirito Santo, Brazil, November 2005.  Tupinikim and Guaraní peoples cut down a plantation of eucalyptus trees owned by Aracruz Celulose to rebuild this village in its traditional location. The village had been forcibly removed to make room for the...

The Washington Post Runs Article on the American Chestnut

Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. The Washington Post December 18, 2019 Adrian Higgins It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for those who came before us. The...

A Discussion on the Realities of COP25

COP25 Was Moved to Spain to Conceal Chilean Government’s Human Rights Violation The Real News Network December 13, 2019 Dimitri Lascaris The United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain have reached a standstill, with the issues of loss and damage and...

Video: Mapuche Lonko Alberto Curamil Freed!

Video: Mapuche Lonko Alberto Curamil Freed!

Goldman Prize Winner's Lawyer Rodrigo Román Speaks about his case This video was shot over the week of 25 November, during the trial of Mapuche Lonko Alberto Curamil over manufactured charges that he was involved in a robbery. In fact, his arrest and subsequent year...

COP25: Perpetuating Impunity for Human Rights Violations

COP25: Perpetuating Impunity for Human Rights Violations

Santiago, Chile.  On International Human Rights Day: tear gas canister flies through the air.  A canister like this struck a 15 year old girl in the demonstration and sent her to the hospital for surgery. She was in critical condition.  Photo: photolangelle.org COP25...

Video: CHILE PHOTO DIARIES – from the frontlines

Video: CHILE PHOTO DIARIES – from the frontlines

Peace sign flashed during a 25 Nov. march to end violence against women in Temuco, Chile. Photo: photolangelle.org 22 November to 6 December 2019 (video under field notes below) I Can Still Spit Field Notes - I landed in Santiago, Chile on 22 November from Buffalo, NY...

Video: Civil Society Shut Out of COP25 in Madrid

Video: Civil Society Shut Out of COP25 in Madrid

Civil society shut out behind the men in suits. photo courtesy Global Forest Coalition Note: With Chile still at the helm, this is hardly a surprise.  At least they didn't shoot people in the face. Two videos below by Liane Schalatek Unprecedented protest rocks...

LIVE NOW: Anne Petermann and Gary Hughes on Chile

Live Now: Anne Petermann of Global Justice Ecology Project and Gary Hughes of Biofuelwatch discuss the popular uprising in Chile. They are sharing stories from impacted indigenous Mapuche peoples, street medics, and your every day Chilean who are demanding a total...

REDD-Monitor Runs Press Release From the Opening of COP25

REDD in the news: 2-8 December 2019 REDD December 9, 2019 REDD-Monitor’s round-up of the week’s news on forests, the climate crisis, REDD, and natural climate solutions. For regular updates, follow @reddmonitor on Twitter. COP25 climate summit opens to controversy:...

WRM: Carbon markets rotten at the core!

WRM: Carbon markets rotten at the core!

Chile climate march on 12/6/19. Photo: Anne Petermann/GJEP Carbon markets rotten at the core! World Rainforest Movement December 6, 2019 The rules on the UN Paris Agreement’s Article 6 will define the extent to which carbon markets will undermine the already...

KPFK 2nd Interview with Anne Petermann On Chile Uprising

KPFK 2nd Interview with Anne Petermann On Chile Uprising

At the Cumbre de los Pueblos.  Photo: Petermann/GJEP Anne Petermann reported live on Sojourner Truth on December 3, 2019. The GJEP team is on the ground in Chile and have been reporting on ongoing protests in Chile and now the alternative environmental event that...

Common Dreams Runs Press Release on COP25

Common Dreams Runs Press Release on COP25

Photo: Orin Langelle/GJEP As UN Climate COP launches in Madrid Activists in Chile Demand Rejection of Neoliberal Model and Removal of Chile from COP Presidency Chilean President Sebastian Piñera Abandons Plans to Travel to Madrid for COP25 Due to Threat of Detention...

What the “Green Energy Revolution” Really Looks Like

Chile is on the front lines of the "green energy revolution" which is driving social and ecological crises on the lands, mountains, deserts and rivers of the country. Photo: courtesy WRM These excellent articles from World Rainforest Movement explain the details of...

International Response to COP25 Relocation

International Response to COP25 Relocation

Graphic for COP25 looks to normalize highly irregular dynamic of Chile remaining as “president” of the meeting, even as human rights violations continue to occur from military and police violence being used to repress an increasingly volatile social movement against...

Photography from the Uprising in Chile

Photography from the Uprising in Chile

Global Justice Ecology Project and Biofuelwatch have a team in Chile until 16 December.  They will be producing videos, audio and photography from the Mapuche region of southern Chile as well as the Cumbre de los Pueblos happening in Santiago from 2-7 December...

Video Posts from the Uprising in Chile

Global Justice Ecology Project and Biofuelwatch have a team in Chile until 16 December.  They will be producing videos, audio and photography from the Mapuche region of southern Chile as well as the Cumbre de los Pueblos happening in Santiago from 2-7 December...

Earth Minute: Chile and COP 25

Slider photo of Volcan Villarrica shot from Parque Nacional Huerquehue, Chile    photo: Langelle Listen to GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann talk about COP 25 and recent events in Chile: https://soundcloud.com/gjep/anne-petermann-on-chile-and-cop-26...

A look back at the 2014 Climate March in New York City

A march for climate justice in Durban, South Africa in 2011 during the UN Climate Conference there.  PhotoLangelle.org Note: I am republishing this piece from 2 years ago on the 2014 climate march ad we now commemorate 5 years past and the renewed upsurge in climate...