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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
by Andrew Smith , 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
by Andrew Smith , 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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Lawsuit Against Nevsun Resources for Forced Labor and Torture can Proceed to Trial
, October 14, 2016
In recent years, Canadian human rights lawyers and advocates have filed cases against mining companies accused of serious abuses overseas . While few of those . . .
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A Time for Change and Growth in Myanmar
by Andrew Smith , October 05, 2016
In the three months since completing the EarthRights School Myanmar Organizational Strengthening Training (OST), ten inspirational earth rights defenders from all over Myanmar have begun . . .
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