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 the COVID-19 crisis we researched and compiled news and analysis around COVID-19 into an online repository on our website. We set up national radio interviews to explain this analysis to millions of people across the country and the world.
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. “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.”
We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests following the shocking murder of George Floyd. See our powerful video of a 14 year old girl reading a poem at a BLM protest about what it means to grow up black in the US.
At the same time, we continue to ramp up our work to protect wild forests from genetically engineered trees specially designed for release into the wild to spread uncontrollably. The USDA could release the petition requesting the legalization of these GE trees any day and we are mobilizing to stop this massive, irreversible experiment with our forests.
I encourage you to sign up for our website posts to get this information in your inbox. You can use and share these resources to help spread awareness of the roots of the Pandemic, the history of opposition to systemic racism in the US, and the global efforts to protect wild forests in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples who call them home.
By developing this understanding of the deep interconnections of these issues, we can develop next steps toward a new socially and ecologically just future. Join Global Justice Ecology Project as we help create this new future.
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