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U’wa Summit in Defense of Life
, December 08, 2016
“We call this a summit, because it is as if we are climbing a mountain together.” --Edwin Tegria, community leader, U’wa Nation (Colombia) The rooster . . .
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Don’t Let our Future Dry Up, Lend a Hand to Save the River!
by Guest, December 05, 2016
“The tiger already has the meat in its mouth, so we must find a way to pry the meat from its jaws. We cannot wait . . .
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Another Disaster for Thilawa Villagers
Htoo Myat Hlaing
, November 30, 2016
I am walking on the muddy long road under the gray sky. The wind is blowing wild and free and smells like wet earth. The . . .
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Why Are Human Rights Investigators Selected By Corporations Who Are Committing Human Rights Violations?
, November 22, 2016
Recently, the mediation firm RESOLVE released a report summarizing the results of the Yanacocha Independent Fact Finding Mission (YIFFM). Newmont Mining Corporation hired RESOLVE to . . .
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Customary Land Use Practices Need Protection Under Myanmar Law
, November 17, 2016
Successive governments in Myanmar have confiscated land for development projects with little regard for formal legal processes and without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent . . .
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Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine
, November 10, 2016
Twenty-one years ago today, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists were executed by hanging by the military government of Sani Abacha in Nigeria. They . . .
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These have been hard days. But the fight continues.
, November 10, 2016
Dear friends, As each of us grapples with the outcome of the election in our own way, I hope that you are taking the time . . .
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Global System. Global Struggle. Global Resistance.
, November 08, 2016
The events from the last few weeks at Standing Rock have been nothing short of historic. Police in riot gear and military style equipment moving . . .
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ERI Exposures Film Highlighting Grave Realities of Mega-Development Projects Wins Best Local Documentary at Film Festival
, October 25, 2016
On Sunday, September 11, Move, the film directed by ERI alumnus Khon Soe Moe Aung, saw off competition from six other locally made films to . . .
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Burma’s Disappointing New Investment Law
by Guest, October 21, 2016
A new investment law has been rushed through Burma’s Parliament, with the Upper House giving its approval on Oct. 6. According to the Myanmar Investment . . .
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