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Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Sowing seeds of resistance, love and change

Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Sowing seeds of resistance, love and change

This new report, published jointly by Movement Rights and the Indigenous Environment Network, looks at the Earth Right Movement as it stands and its road beyond Paris. It highlights the repeated shortcomings of the UNFCCC, in using carbon-trading, big-business and corporate lobbying as its mechanisms for ‘tackling’ climate change. The...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...

ICT’s for Feminist Movement Building

ICT’s for Feminist Movement Building

Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in regard to access, women’s voices and violence. This activist toolkit from Just Associates (JASS),  gives critical insights into different kinds of useful ICTs and how women...

Fossil Fuel Divestment Guide

Fossil Fuel Divestment Guide

Fossil Free UK have created this helpful guide on how to successfully run a divestment campaign. From connecting with other groups, to working with the media to influencing decision makers, the guide provides several areas of assistance....

A Guide for the Defense of Water

A Guide for the Defense of Water

Original source: Centro Virtual de Información del Agua Fondo para la Comunicación y la Educación Ambiental, A.C. Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C. México, D.F. 2014  Las comunidades y las personas estamos unidas íntimamente a nuestro entorno natural. Para conocerlo podemos clasificarlo en cuencas, que son los territorios por donde...

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances:  An empirical investigation

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances: An empirical investigation

The full report can be downloaded here Abstract This report sets out to provide evidence-based support for successful environmental justice (EJ) activism and assess the constituents and outcomes of contemporary socio-environmental mining conflicts by applying a collaborative statistical approach to the political ecology of mining resistances. The empirical evidence covers...

Insight Shares Guides to Participatory Video

Insight Shares Guides to Participatory Video

Participatory Video with InsightShare  Participatory Video is a fantastic way to engage the whole community in the issues at stake and what you want to say about them. Insights into Participatory Video: A Handbook for the Field is a fantastic and thorough practical guide to setting up and running Participatory Video...

How to Get Media Attention

How to Get Media Attention

These guides are designed specifically to support your media work. Get your message out there and your story heard! AMICC – NGO Media Outreach: Using the Media as an Advocacy Tool This is a comprehensive guide to using the media as a tool, which includes steps to creating and maintaining...

Fever – Life Mosaic’s Video Toolkits

Fever – Life Mosaic’s Video Toolkits

Life Mosaic have put together a series of video resources to engage communities in climate change through critical issues such as the impact of landgrabbing, mining and industrial plantations. Entitled Fever, the films come in four parts of roughly 20 minutes each and are aimed to be accessible to all.  If you’d...

guides for Protecting Your Community Against Mining Companies

guides for Protecting Your Community Against Mining Companies

Here are a few useful guides targeted specifically at mining affected communities. Cultural Survival – Protecting Your Community Against Mining Companies and Other Extractive Industries: A Guide for Community Organisers This guide from Cultural Survival describes aspects of the mining process, the dangers you and your community face when mining...