U’wa Summit in Defense of Life

“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 . . .

Don’t Let our Future Dry Up, Lend a Hand to Save the River!

“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 . . .

Another Disaster for Thilawa Villagers

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 . . .

Why Are Human Rights Investigators Selected By Corporations Who Are Committing Human Rights Violations?

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 . . .

Customary Land Use Practices Need Protection Under Myanmar Law

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 . . .

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

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 . . .

These have been hard days. But the fight continues.

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 . . .

Global System. Global Struggle. Global Resistance.

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 . . .

Burma’s Disappointing New Investment Law

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 . . .