“When you are a hereditary chief leader you have responsibilities to your clan and you have to consult. They didn’t do that. Everything was a big secret up till now. At the end of the day, they are crawling into bed with Enbridge.”
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada’s near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country’s present. And Canada’s record on climate change is a crime against humanity’s future.
Berta Cáceres was a firm defender of small farmers and indigenous peoples’ rights and an inspiring social activist, both at regional and continental level, in defense of social and environmental justice, She was murdered in her home on March 3, by “unknown” gunmen.
Atilio Boron: “What has emerged in Latin American politics is more than a debate over development, growth or the environment; it is a profound controversy over the course of civilization itself.”
Opponents of the Morales government deliberately misrepresent its strong environmental track record, to advance their own political goals
The socialist imperative … Debriefing Elsipitog … The Mayan forest garden … Lifeblood … Endgame … Waking the giant … We have never been neoliberal
B.C. Chiefs react with anger and disbelief to Enbridge claim that most impacted Aboriginal groups support its Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker plan
Grabbing back … A world to build … The anthropology of utopia … We make our own history … Red skin, white masks … Dodging extinction … Plebeian power
Largest anti-fracking demo in U.S. history … Environmental justice, tar sands, and indigenous rights … Corporate land grabs in Pakistan … How international investment rules undermine agrarian justice … Climate scientists are right about how hot the planet is going to get
Work and ecological justice; Nuclear in Bolivia; Indigenous voices on Peruvian deforestation; Renewables are not enough; Carbon trading or regulation?
The word was unknown until recently, but now ‘extractivism’ has become a source of heated debate and confusion. What’s really at stake? Federico Fuentes replies to Don Fitz.
Book Review: Why opposition to the Alberta Tar Sands is central to the climate justice movement … and how this campaign is transforming activism itself
The class politics of pipeline resistance; Environmentalists must stop ignoring the needs of poor nations when combating global warming; Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate; Communal lands – Theater of operations for the counterinsurgency
Indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, oppose government plans to drive a tourism highway through their lands
Continuing the debate on extractivism in Latin America. Don Fitz says it highlights different views on what type of society we are working to build and how we plan to get there.
The debate continues: Is ‘Buen vivir’ an effective and just development alternative to mining and resource extraction industries in Latin America?
Environmentalists who oppose ‘extractivism’ on principle are oversimplifying the complex issues faced by the peoples and governments of Latin America today
The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped.
First Nations and environmentalists vow to fight proposal to pump over a million barrels of tar sands oil and bitumen a day — 33% more than Keystone — from Alberta to the Atlantic Ocean
Oil company lobbyist named chair of Energy Regulator; Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation demands resignation