Being Human: Death, Development and Earth’s Defenders

Being Human: Death, Development and Earth’s Defenders

 Men and women protecting land, water and livelihoods around the world are being killed for standing up in defence of life, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades in this opinion piece. They are, ultimately, victims of a development paradigm that justifies ecological destruction and neo-colonial exploitation.   Originally published by...

REPORT: The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources

REPORT: The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources

July 2016 This report from War on Want reveals the degree to which British companies now control Africa’s key mineral resources, notably gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal. It documents how 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) — most of them British — have mining...

‘Capitalism is Mother Earth’s Cancer’: World People’s Summit Issues 12 Demands

‘Capitalism is Mother Earth’s Cancer’: World People’s Summit Issues 12 Demands

Originally published by Common Dreams on 12/10/15   Decrying capitalism as a “threat to life,” an estimated 7,000 environmentalists, farmers, and Indigenous activists from 40 countries convened in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya for this weekend’s World People’s Conference on Climate Change, aiming to elevate the demands of social movements and...

Bougainville: Colonialism and mining, the long struggle for freedom

Bougainville: Colonialism and mining, the long struggle for freedom

By Moses and Rikha Havini This article was first presented by Moses and Rikha Havini to the UN International Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Environment and Development, Zurich, 1995. It has been sub-edited and slightly abridged with the approval of the authors. Young freedom fighter from the Bougainville Revolutionary Army with...

Conservation Refugees – Expelled from Paradise

Conservation Refugees – Expelled from Paradise

  • Written on: 08 April 2015
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Anyone who has paid much attention to environmental movements and conservation will know that ‘conservation’ is often a guise for colonialism. It is estimated that 20 million people worldwide have been evicted from their homelands for ‘conservation’ /national parks -14 million of these people are Africans. “The Batwa and maybe...

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

Originally posted on Aljazeera America. By Renee Lewis. ALGARROBOS, Dominican Republic — “This is no longer a local fight, but a fight for the life of this country as a whole,” said Tony Sánchez, referring to Loma Miranda, a mountain in central Dominican Republic that activists say is threatened by...