Global Justice Ecology’s mission is to understand and address the deep interconnections between social injustice, ecological destruction and economic injustice. Protecting forests and defending the rights of Indigenous Peoples has always been a central part of this work.
During this crisis we are more committed to this mission than ever. We are following the news and analysis around COVID-19 you don’t see in the mainstream, and compiling them in an online repository on our website. We are also setting up national radio interviews and Earth Minute radio segments to explain this analysis to millions of people across the country and the world.
You can use and share these resources to encourage understanding of the roots of this Pandemic, and the way it is changing environmental, regulatory, human rights and social justice landscapes.
But it is not just the bad news. We are also highlighting pieces written by voices like Arundhati Roy that point out how this pandemic can offer us a chance to change our collective future. She writes,
“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.”
Systemic transformation such as this has always been a key goal of GJEP.
By developing this understanding, we can come together and develop next steps toward a new ecologically just future.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, GJEP is also actively campaigning to stop the dangerous release of genetically engineered trees into forests.
We have not taken our eyes off of this important issue. We are continuing to mobilize our allies across the US and around the world to ensure that the US government does not use the pandemic crisis as a distraction to legalize genetically engineered trees. If you want to target your donation to this work, simply select it in the drop down menu on the donate page.
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