Photos: Cumbre de Los Pueblos–People’s Summit Against Neoliberalism and for a Plurinational Chile

Peoples Summit 2019 Monday 2 to Saturday 7 December, University of Santiago de Chile Global Justice Ecology Project and Biofuelwatch attended and presented at this important event, planned when the COP25 UN Climate Summit was still scheduled to… Read More

Chilean Social Movements Make Call to International Community To Demand Chile Be Removed From Presidency of COP25

In April 2018, Mapuche Longo (leader) Alberto Curamil [looking back at the courtroom] was arrested on trumped up charges after he successfully stopped two hydro-electric dams. In 2019 he was awarded the coveted Goldman Environmental Prize. As COP25… Read More

Video Short: Incinerator Protest from Temuco, Chile, 25 November 2019

The Mapuche community of Lautaro is threatened by a waste-to-energy incinerator that claims to produce “clean, renewable energy” in a town that already has a biomass burning plant. This march was held on the last day of a… Read More

The Imperative of a Constitution That Guarantees Human and Environmental Rights

The Imperative of a Constitution That Guarantees Human and Environmental Rights Gary Hughes, Biofuelwatch November 25, 2019 Gary Graham Hughes has extensive experience on human rights and environmental issues throughout the Americas. He received a B.Sc. in Sociology… Read More

Chilean Spring 2019: A People United Against Being Poisoned By Tear Gas

Nurses and health cares workers are among the most mobilized sectors during the Chilean Spring. Here nurses have a sidewalk post where they are prepared to care for injured protestors. Photo: Hughes Gary Hughes, Biofuelwatch November 23, 2019 The… Read More

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… Read More

Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees ahead of Int’l Tree Biotech Conf. in North Carolina

    Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português For Immediate Release, 20 June 2019 Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of GE Trees ahead of IUFRO 2019 Tree Biotechnology Conference in North Carolina The social and ecological dangers… Read More

Counterpunch Runs Article on GE American Chestnut as Trojan Horse

The GE American Chestnut: Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Counterpunch, 14 June 2019 by RACHEL SMOLKER – ANNE PETERMANN About a century ago the American chestnut tree was attacked by the introduced… Read More

The Ecologist on Risks of GE American Chestnuts

This article was the Editor’s pick in The Ecologist. Tree biotech and the American chestnut The American chestnut is being used as a PR tool for winning over public opinion on the use of biotechnology as a ‘tool… Read More

GJEP & Biofuelwatch Published in Earth Island Journal on Risks of GE Chestnuts

GE American Chestnut — Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Biotech industry hopes that getting genetically engineered chestnut approved for conservation planting will soften public opposition to transgenic trees.   Earth Island Journal,… Read More