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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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World Rivers Day: Laughter, The Universal Language
by Guest, September 25, 2016
“UNO!” An indigenous Karen boy screamed and it echoed through the teak wood house. A group of EarthRights School Mekong students and staff hailing from . . .
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Even as Myanmar (Burma) Sanctions Are Lifted, Transparency Rules Must Be Kept
, September 14, 2016
President Obama, hosting Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, pledged today to lift all remaining sanctions on the country. We don't take a position on . . .
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