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 BILLIONAIRES ADD $282BN TO THEIR WEALTH IN JUST 23 DAYS AS MILLIONS LOSE JOBS (27 APRIL 2020)

DID THIS VIRUS COME FROM A LAB? MAYBE NOT — BUT IT EXPOSES THE THREAT OF A BIOWARFARE ARMS RACE (24 APRIL 2020)

THE USES AND ABUSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING UNDER CAPITALISM (14 April 2020)

HAITI ON THE PRECIPICE AS CORONAVIRUS AND US-IMPOSED LEADERSHIP TAKE THEIR TOLL (10 April 2020)

THIS PANDEMIC IS ECOLOGICAL BREAKDOWN: DIFFERENT TEMPO SAME SONG (9 April 2020)

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC COULD FORCE HALF A BILLION PEOPLE INTO POVERTY (8 April 2020)

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS EXPOSING THE PLAGUE OF NEOLIBERALISM (7 APRIL 2020)

MORE THAN 250 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS DEMAND RED LINES FOR AVIATION BAILOUTS (6 APRIL 2020)*includes #SavePeopleNotPlanes petition!

DURING A LOCKDOWN, WHY IS THE MINING INDUSTRY CONSIDERED ‘ESSENTIAL’ (2 APRIL 2020)

Under Cover of Pandemic, Fossil Fuel Interests Unleash Lobbying Frenzy (2 April 2020)

HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL PROPOSALS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC (31 March 2020)

COVID-19: THE GLOBAL REPERCUSSIONS OF NEOLIBERALISM (30 March 2020)

THIS NEW CRISIS UNDERSCORES OLD INJUSTICES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (30 March 2020)

DAILY MAVERICK: COVID-19 = CAPITALISM + ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION (27 March 2020)

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS A CRISIS OF CAPITALISM (25 March 2020)

CORONAVIRUS BOOSTS TECH GIANTS (25 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: COVID-19’S LINK TO DEFORESTATION (18 March 2020)

COVID-19 + INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE=DEADLY (11 March 2020)

Mutual Aid and Solidarity Responses to COVID-19

MUTUAL AID: BUILDING NETWORKS OF SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY (11 MAY 2020)

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)

RECORDING: SOUTH AFRICA, PALESTINE AND GLOBAL SOLIDARITY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 (16 APRIL 2020) 

GOVERNMENT FAILURE TO ADDRESS CORONAVIRUS IS SPARKING A MUTUAL AID REVOLUTION (13 April 2020)

MUTUAL AID MOVEMENT PLAYING HUGE ROLE IN COVID-19 CRISES (3 APRIL 2020)

MUTUAL AID DISASTER RELIEF ONE MINUTE VIDEO (27 March 2020)

FROM MUTUAL AID TO DUAL POWER IN THE STATE OF EMERGENCY (22 March 2020)

COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples

PANDEMIC AND DIGITAL DIVIDE THREATEN ACCURATE CENSUS COUNT OF NATIVE POPULATIONS (5 JUNE 2020)

VIRUS HEADS UPRIVER IN BRAZIL AMAZON, SICKENS NATIVE PEOPLE (17 MAY 2020)

TRAVELLING AT ‘FRIGHTENING SPEED’, CORONAVIRUS HAS HIT 38 INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN BRAZIL (14 MAY 2020)

SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR THREATENS TO SUE OVER SIOUX’S CORONAVIRUS ROADBLOCKS (14 MAY 2020)

INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP POINTS THE WAY OUT OF THE COVID CRISIS (5 MAY 2020)

NAVAJO NATION SUFFERS THIRD-HIGHEST COVID-19 INFECTION RATE IN U.S. WITH LIMITED HEALTHCARE & WATER (5 MAY 2020)

WORRIES OVER COVID-19 OUTBREAKS IN 23 FIRST NATIONS (3 MAY 2020)

‘WE ARE ON THE EVE OF A GENOCIDE’: BRAZIL URGED TO SAVE AMAZON TRIBES FROM COVID-19 (3 MAY 2020)

GALLUP LOCKS DOWN. CORONAVIRUS RAPID SPREAD ON NAVAJOLAND (2 MAY 2020)

INDIA’S FOREST WORKERS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES UNDER LOCKDOWN (30 APRIL 2020)

BRAZIL: JUDGE BANS MISSIONARIES FROM INDIGENOUS RESERVE OVER COVID-19 FEARS (17 April 2020)

COVID-19 & INDIAN COUNTRY: PANDEMIC EXPOSES NAVAJO NATION’S WATER ACCESS CRISIS & HEALTH DISPARITIES (15 April 2020)

PANDEMIC EXPOSES NAVAJO NATION’S WATER ACCESS CRISIS AND HEALTH DISPARITIES (15 April 2020)

YANOMAMI INDIGENOUS BOY INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS DIES (10 April 2020)

IN BRAZIL, COVID-19 OUTBREAK PAVES WAY FOR INVASION OF INDIGENOUS LANDS (10 April 2020)

EARTH WATCH: FIRST NATIONS ELDER MATTHEW MUKASH ON CORONAVIRUS (8 APRIL 2020)

THE COVID-19 CRISIS ON FIRST NATIONS: A REMINDER OF OUR INEQUALITY AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE (6 April 2020)

CALL OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, AFRO-DESCENDANTS AND PEOPLES’ ORGANIZATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA (3 April 2020)

HISTORIC INJUSTICES AGAINST NATIVE PEOPLE PUT THEM AT GREATER RISK OF COVID-19 (3 APRIL 2020)

THE PIPELINE AND THE PANDEMIC: ‘THE BIGGEST RISK WE’VE GOT RIGHT NOW’ (31 MARCH 2020)

CEREMONIAL ELDERS OF WHAPMAGOOSTUI, QC CANADA GIVE MESSAGE TO THE WORLD RE: COVID 19 (31 March 2020)

THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (26 March 2020)

Use of COVID-19 to advance political repression

POLICE USE OF TEAR GAS COULD MAKE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WORSE (6 JUNE 2020)

FEARS GROW OF US CORONAVIRUS SURGE FROM GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS (31 MAY 2020)

PUSSY RIOT AND CHILEAN GROUP JOIN FORCES AGAINST STATE REPRESSION (29 MAY 2020)

IN ITS ZEAL TO BLAME CHINA FOR CORONAVIRUS, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THWARTING INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE PANDEMIC’S ORIGINS (19 MAY 2020)

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: CONTROVERSIAL BILL PASSED TO ENFORCE ALERT LEVEL 2 POWERS (13 MAY 2020)

POLITICIANS EXPLOIT COVID-19 IN PERU, BOLIVIA (5 MAY 2020)

CHILE: PANDEMIC HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CRISIS AS LOCKDOWN HALTS INEQUALITY PROTESTS (5 MAY 2020)

CORONAVIRUS MAY HAVE HALTED INEQUALITY PROTESTS IN CHILE BUT DID NOT END IT (5 MAY 2020)

‘SO WHAT?’: BOLSONARO SHRUGS OFF BRAZIL’S RISING CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL (29 APRIL 2020)

CORONAVIRUS IN RUSSIA: ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS GO ONLINE (27 APRIL 2020)

GLOBAL COVID-19 POLICE STATE ESCALATES (27 APRIL 2020)

WE ARE KILLING THEM (23 APRIL 2020)

MEXICAN WORKERS STRIKE FOR PAID HOME LEAVE (22 APRIL 2020)

CONTACT TRACING IN THE STALKER STATE (21 April 2020)

PODCAST: COVID-19 AND IMPENDING BIO-FASCISM II (19 April 2020)

LULA: BOLSONARO LEADING BRAZIL ‘TO SLAUGHTERHOUSE’ OVER COVID-19 (17 APRIL 2020)

POLICE ARE USING LOCKDOWN TO CHARGE, FINE, AND INTIMIDATE REFUGEE ACTIVISTS (16 APRIL 2020)

HAITI ON THE PRECIPICE AS CORONAVIRUS AND US-IMPOSED LEADERSHIP TAKE THEIR TOLL (10 April 2020)

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC COULD FORCE HALF A BILLION PEOPLE INTO POVERTY (8 April 2020)

WE FOUND PATIENT ZERO: IT’S THE HISTORICAL INJUSTICE OF OUR WASTE SYSTEM (9 April 2020)

THERE’S A LINK BETWEEN EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AND THE MOST SEVERE OUTCOMES OF CORONAVIRUS (5 April 2020)

US FAR RIGHT SEEKS WAYS TO EXPLOIT CORONAVIRUS AND CAUSE SOCIAL COLLAPSE (5 APRIL 2020)

PRESIDENT OF CHILE RECEIVES NEW BARRAGE OF CRITICISM (4 APRIL 2020)

‘THEY’RE LEAVING US TO DIE’: ECUADORIANS’ PLEAD FOR HELP AS VIRUS BLAZES DEADLY TRAIL (3 APRIL 2020)

COVID-19 ATTACKS THE DOWN-AND-OUT IN ULTRA-UNEQUAL SOUTH AFRICA (3 April 2020)

THE US GOVERNMENT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF USING CRISES TO JUSTIFY INDEFINITE MASS DETENTION (1 APRIL 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: EPA RULES SUSPENDED USING COVID-19 (1 April 2020)

WORLDWIDE POLICE-STATE MEASURES IN FACE OF COVID-19 (31 MARCH 2020)

COMMON DREAMS: A HARROWING WARNING (30 March 2020)

EPA suspends rules for polluters citing coronavirus (27 March 2020) *includes opportunities to take action!

CORONAVIRUS – A ROUND UP OF RACE AND CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES (26 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: DOJ SEEKS TO USE COVID TO UNDO CIVIL LIBERTIES (25 March 2020)

NEW REQUEST FROM DOJ SEEKS TO USE CORONAVIRUS TO SUSPEND BASIC FREEDOMS (23 March 2020)

The links between COVID-19 and industrial agriculture

TIME TO TURN THE TIDE ON INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FARMING: PATH TOWARDS POST-PANDEMIC SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS (28 MAY 2020)

AGRIBUSINESS IS USING THE COVID-19 CRISIS TO SLASH FOOD-WORKER WAGES (27 APRIL 2020)

USDA UNDER FIRE FOR ALLOWING MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PRODUCE TO ROT (27 APRIL 2020)

SAVE THE DATE! 27 APRIL 2020: ASIA REGIONAL WEBINAR: UNSUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK FARMING AND ITS ALTERNATIVES IN A TIME OF COVID-19

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS HAVE STRUGGLED FOR DECADES. THEY NEED COVID-19 RELIEF NOW (23 APRIL 2020)

10 YEARS AFTER BP OIL SPILL, PANDEMIC COMPOUNDS HARDSHIPS FACED BY LOUISIANA’S COMMERCIAL FISHERS (22 APRIL 2020)

SIGN-ON PETITION: “HUNGRY PEOPLE CAN’T STOP CORONAVIRUS”-PARAGUAY

A FOOD CRISIS LOOMS AS CORONAVIRUS FORCES FARMS TO STAY IDLE AND COUNTRIES HOARD SUPPLIES (30 MARCH 2020)

INDUSTRIAL LIVESTOCK LINKED TO COVID-19 (30 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: COVID-19’S LINK TO DEFORESTATION (18 March 2020)

THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE & COVID-19 (18 March 2020)

COVID-19 + INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE=DEADLY (11 March 2020)

COVID-19 and the destruction of the environment

EARTH’S CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS HIT RECORD HIGH, DESPITE CORONAVIRUS-RELATED EMISSIONS DROP (4 JUNE 2020)

JANE GOODALL: HUMANITY IS FINISHED IF IT FAILS TO ADAPT AFTER COVID-19 (3 JUNE 2020)

PANDEMICS RAPIDLY RESHAPE THE EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE AND HAVE CASCADING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC EFFECTS (2 JUNE 2020)

STUDIES ADD TO ALARM OVER DEFORESTATION IN BRAZIL UNDER BOLSONARO (28 MAY 2020)

IF COVID-19 FRIGHTENS YOU, YOU SHOULD BE TERRIFIED BY CLIMATE CHANGE (27 MAY 2020)

THERE’S A LOT LESS POLLUTION BUT CLIMATE CHANGE IS STILL GETTING WORSE (19 MAY 2020)

THE CORONAVIRUS IS NOT GOOD FOR NATURE (14 MAY 2020)

BRAZIL DEPLOYS THOUSANDS OF TROOPS TO PROTECT AMAZON’S TREES (11 MAY 2020)

CLIMATE CRISIS WEEKLY: TRUMP HAS ROLLED BACK 98 ENVIRONMENTAL RULES — NYT (9 MAY 2020)

HOW BRAZIL’S ‘LITTLE TRUMP’ BOLSONARO IS USING COVID-19 CRISIS TO DESTROY THE AMAZON RAINFOREST (9 MAY 2020)

SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020)

CORONAVIRUS NOTES #5: FSC AUSTRALIA’S SHAMEFUL ROLL IN PROMOTING LOGGING AS AN “ESSENTIAL SERVICE” (5 MAY 2020)

JANE GOODALL: COVID-19 IS A PRODUCT OF OUR UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT (COMMENTARY) (4 MAY 2020)

BRAZIL TO WEAKEN ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AMID INCREASE IN DEFORESTATION (29 APRIL 2020)

HALT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE OR SUFFER EVEN WORSE PANDEMICS, SAY WORLD’S TOP SCIENTISTS (27 APRIL 2020)

U.N. CHIEF SAYS THERE’S A BIGGER THREAT THAN CORONAVIRUS (22 APRIL 2020)

THE PATH TO OUR NEXT PANDEMIC (22 April 2020)

CLIMATE CHANGE MULTIPLIES THE THREATS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (19 April 2020)

RAPID DEFORESTATION OF BRAZILIAN AMAZON COULD BRING NEXT PANDEMIC: EXPERTS (15 April 2020)

MORE LOGGING IN NATIONAL FORESTS ON TRUMP ANTI-VIRUS AGENDA (14 April 2020)

THE LINK BETWEEN VIRUSES, HABITAT DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE (13 April 2020)

ILLEGAL LOGGERS UNCOWED BY CORONAVIRUS AS DEFORESTATION RISES IN BRAZIL (10 April 2020)

THIS PANDEMIC IS ECOLOGICAL BREAKDOWN: DIFFERENT TEMPO SAME SONG (9 April 2020)

CORONAVIRUS: EXPLOITING NATURE ‘DRIVES OUTBREAKS OF NEW DISEASES’ (8 April 2020)

WANT TO STOP THE NEXT PANDEMIC? START PROTECTING WILDLIFE HABITATS (8 April 2020)

INDONESIA CITES PANDEMIC TO SET ASIDE ITS COMMITMENTS TO FLEGT (8 April 2020)

THERE’S A LINK BETWEEN EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AND THE MOST SEVERE OUTCOMES OF CORONAVIRUS (5 April 2020)

TAKE ACTION! TELL TRUDEAU: NO PIPELINES IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY

EPA SIDESTEPS NORMAL PUBLIC PROCESS TO APPROVE BASF’S CANCER-LINKED PESTICIDE (3 APRIL 2020)

HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT MAY MAKE PANDEMICS MORE LIKELY, EXPERTS WARN (2 APRIL 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: EPA RULES SUSPENDED USING COVID-19 (1 April 2020)

HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL PROPOSALS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC (31 March 2020)

ANTARTICA RECORDS UNPRECEDENTED HEATWAVE (30 March 2020)

DAILY MAVERICK: COVID-19 = CAPITALISM + ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION (27 March 2020)

EARTH WATCH WITH DR. FELICIA KEESING ON BIODIVERSITY & CORONAVIRUS (27 March 2020)

EPA SUSPENDS RULES FOR POLLUTERS CITING CORONAVIRUS (27 MARCH 2020)*includes opportunities to take action!

THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (26 March 2020)

THE GUARDIAN: NATURE’S MESSAGE BEHIND CORONAVIRUS (25 March 2020)

VANDANA SHIVA ON ECOLOGY & CORONAVIRUS (23 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: COVID-19’S LINK TO DEFORESTATION (18 March 2020)

‘TIP OF THE ICEBERG’: IS OUR DESTRUCTION OF NATURE RESPONSIBLE FOR COVID-19? (18 March 2020)

THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE & COVID-19 (18 March 2020)

COVID-19-BUILDING A JUST FUTURE

HAWAII CONSIDERS AN EXPLICITLY FEMINIST PLAN FOR COVID-ERA ECONOMIC RECOVERY (26 MAY 2020)

WE CAN’T POLICE OUR WAY OUT OF THE PANDEMIC #4 (23 MAY 2020)

CUBA’S RESILIENCE THROUGH ECONOMIC CRISIS PREPARED IT FOR COVID HEALTH CRISIS (13 MAY 2020)

CORONAVIRUS IS A MAKE-OR-BREAK MOMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, ECONOMISTS SAY (11 MAY 2020)

CLIMATE CHANGE: COULD THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS SPUR A GREEN RECOVERY? (6 MAY 2020)

THIS STATE SAYS IT HAS A ‘FEMINIST ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN.’ HERE’S WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. (22 APRIL 2020)

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: WHY CUBA IS SUCH AN INTERESTING CASE (15 April 2020)

CLIMATE ACTIONS SHOULD NOT BE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19, BOTH CRISES ARE THREATS TO US ALL (16 APRIL 2020)

THE VIRUS IN THE BODY POLITIC: WE HAVE LOST OUR ABILITY TO CHERISH EACH OTHER (4 April 2020)

ARUNDHATI ROY: ‘THE PANDEMIC IS A PORTAL’ (3 APRIL 2020)

DEEP RESTORATION: FROM THE GREAT IMPLOSION TO THE GREAT AWAKENING (1 APRIL 2020)

COVID-19 & UNDERLYING ROOTS OF RACISM & OPPRESSION

BLACK AND MINORITY AMERICANS MORE LIKELY TO GET COVID-19, HOUSE PANEL HEARS (4 JUNE 2020)

WE INTERRUPT THIS PANDEMIC… WITH DEMANDS FOR JUSTICE AND HEALING (3 JUNE 2020)

THE ASIAN AMERICAN REPLY TO PANDEMIC-ERA RACISM MUST BE CROSS-RACIAL SOLIDARITY (31 MAY 2020)

JESSE JACKSON: ‘THE GATED COMMUNITY DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM THE PANDEMIC’ (18 MAY 2020)

US-MEXICO BORDER FACTORIES PRESSURED TO STAY OPEN DESPITE COVID-19 RISK (14 MAY 2020)

COVID-19 PUTS THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER FRONT AND CENTRE (22 APRIL 2020)

‘THE LAST FLAG BEARERS OF AN ERA’: HOW CORONAVIRUS THREATENS A GENERATION OF BLACK AMERICANS (21 April 2020)

SUMMER HEAT WILL WORSEN THE PANDEMIC FOR POOR COMMUNITIES (21 April 2020)

THE US’S FAILED RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC IS ROOTED IN ANTI-BLACKNESS (20 April 2020)

LOOKING BEYOND PANGOLINS AND CHINESE “WET MARKETS” TO A CULTURE OF RACIAL BIAS (13 April 2020)


GJEP Statement about COVID-19 – Resources and Information


Dear friends and supporters Global Justice Ecology Project,

We, like you, are doing all we can to keep our families and loved ones safe and healthy.

At the same time, we continue to pursue our mission, which includes understanding the root causes of this crisis and its connection to social and ecological injustice. For the best way to prevent the next pandemic is to understand the roots of this one and ensure we do not make the same mistakes in the future.

Below is a new article that links emerging pandemics like COVID-19 to the destruction of the world’s wildest places. It turns out protecting forests isn’t just about protecting biodiversity, it is also about avoiding another pandemic.

In a March 18th article in The Guardian, John Vidal wrote:

“Increasingly [these] diseases are linked to … disruption of pristine forests driven by logging, mining, road building through remote places, rapid urbanisation and population growth [which] is …resulting [in] transmission of disease from wildlife to humans.

“…change must come from both rich and poor societies. Demand for wood, minerals and resources from the global north leads to the degraded landscapes and ecological disruption that drives disease … Otherwise we can expect more of the same.” from ‘Tip of the iceberg’: is our destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?

Meanwhile, social injustice and ecological destruction are not stopping for COVID-19. If anything, corporations are looking to the virus to distract people from their ongoing plunder–as well as the government’s support for same, such as the Trump administration’s recent bailout of the oil and gas industry.

We at GJEP are joining others in tracking how corporations and governments are using the COVID-19 virus to crack down on basic personal freedoms–just as they did after 9/11. Never before have so many borders been shut down, travel restricted, millions locked down or quarantined, and businesses shuttered as fear of the unknown mounts.

The data they are collecting on the crisis and its response could forseeably be used as a guidepost on the treatment of civil unrest caused by a future pandemic, climate catastrophe or other emergency that threatens government or corporate power.

Resources for COVID-19 community support and mutual aid, as well as a call to remember ongoing struggles:

As the coronavirus spreads across North America, communities are coming together to support those most vulnerable. Low-income workers, communities of color, people with disabilities, the house-less, and those who are incarcerated, are among those who will be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and efforts to contain it.

Toolkit: “Preparing for coronavirus crisis: As organizers, it’s time to do what we do best”

List of COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups from It’s Going Down

Here are a few things you can do this week:

1. Act in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en:

The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are continuing their fight to stop the Coastal GasLink Pipeline through their ancestral lands. Our solidarity cannot stop. This is when the companies will try to take everything.

What you can do: A company called KKR is in the process of buying 65% of Coastal GasLink. If we can stop the sale, we can help stop the pipeline from being built. Take 5 minutes to tweet, email or call KKR and tell them to divest from the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. Don’t forget to sign the #ShutDownKKR petition. It has 125,000 signatures and growing!

2. Take action for a just response to the coronavirus:

· When Every Community is Ground Zero: Pulling Each Other Through a Pandemic (Mutual Aid Disaster Relief)

· Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19 (Transformative Spaces)

· Calls for a Just Recovery Response to COVID-19 that Centers The Most Vulnerable (The Climate Justice Alliance)

I hope that you find this information helpful in navigating the uncharted waters in which we find ourselves. Global Justice Ecology Project is taking pains to safely continue to advance our campaigns for protection of forests and defense of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Thank you and best wishes to you and your family,

Anne

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Anne Petermann

Executive Director

Global Justice Ecology Project

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