A Community Maps its Resources

“We now realize and understand the value of our resources which we were never aware of before.” -Thet Ye Winn, member of Kalubar Village Development . . .

People over Pipelines

It’s only been one week and we’re already feeling the significant and detrimental effects of the Trump administration. On Tuesday, President Trump signed executive orders . . .

We need to talk about Rex Tillerson

We, along with 15 other human rights, environmental justice, and social justice organizations, wrote a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, expressing our . . .

Myanmar: Say ‘No’ to Coal and Big Hydropower

A network of Civil Society Organizations released a statement urging the National League for Democracy (NLD) government to completely abandon plans for coal and big . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .