Environmental activist, Evgeny Vitishko has been serving a prison sentence for almost 2 years of his 3 year sentence, due to his activism against the construction of ex-governor Alexander Tkachev’s dacha in a protected forest in the region of Sochi, and due to his criticism of the environmental impacts of the Sochi Olympics.
26 November | News
The repair of environmental damage caused by the activity of Crucitas mine, in Cutris de San Carlos will cost 6.4 million dollars. The compensation should be paid jointly by Industrias Infinito mining company, the State and the National System of Conservation Areas (Sinac) as established by the Tribunal.
26 November | Interviews
The second panel of the 12th Meeting of the Movement of People Affected by Dams and in Defense of Rivers (MAPDER) of Mexico held on November 10-12 addressed several struggles that are taking place in that country. One of the activists in charge of sharing the experiences of resistance against hydroelectric projects was Miguel Sanchez Olivera of the Nahua Totonaca Organization in Defense of the Territory, of the Totonacapan region of Sierra Norte de Puebla.
The personal fortunes of the 782 wealthiest people on the planet, many CEOs of major corporations, could power Africa, Latin America and most of Asia with 100% renewable energy by 2030, said Friends of the Earth International in a new report released on Monday, November 23rd.
Ten years after the abandonment of the project of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, a common articulation of social movements, students, workers, peasants, women and indigenous peoples, representing these sectors, met in Havana, Cuba, to discuss a new stage of anticapitalist struggle in the region.
This year’s international climate talks (COP21) in Paris appear to be sponsored by the same perpetrators guilty of hindering real solutions to climate change. The French electricity company, EDF, has been nominated for the Pinocchio Awards under the category ‘greenwashing.’ The company claims their electricity mix is carbon free and they are presenting themselves as ‘the official partner of a low-carbon world.’
“The investor-state dispute settlement puts companies’ rights ahead of human rights. Its effects are devastating for developing nations – we must abolish it”, wrote Alfred de Zayas, United Nations' Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, in an article published by The Guardian on November 16th.
Academic Katherine Reilly, assistant professor at the Communications School of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Master´s Degree Student Belén Febres Cordero of the same university, have just published their paper "Real World Radio (2003-2013): the role of communication in resistance in the changing geopolitical framework of Latin America" (below, in Spanish).
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