International call to condemn the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras

The assassination of Berta Cáceres has galvanised environmental justice and human rights organisations around the world. The ENTITLE collective joins this international condemnation. Read more and sign the petition to show your support, to be used in mobilisations at Honduran embassies and consulates in the coming days, and at next week's session of the UN … Continue reading International call to condemn the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras

Extractivismo, neoliberalismo y el “proceso de cambio” en Bolivia

"No amenazar intereses transnacionales limitó el proceso de cambio" dice ENTITLE fellow Diego Andreucci, entrevistado por El País, en Cochabamba. [Esta entrevista fue originalmente publicada en El Pais eN y republicada en el blog Rebelión.] Tras la Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre Cambio Climático celebrada en Cochabamba, el debate sobre la relación entre los recursos naturales y el … Continue reading Extractivismo, neoliberalismo y el “proceso de cambio” en Bolivia

Rivers of Salt. Environmental history as the antidote to collective amnesia

By Jordi Honey-Rosés* The history of environmental pollution in Barcelona’s drinking waters speaks about struggles for water quality. But water salinisation has today been naturalised, and thus, forgotten.  Society has an odd habit of forgetting. Or maybe, forgetting is not exactly the right word.  I forget where I put my keys, or I forget my lunchbox at home. … Continue reading Rivers of Salt. Environmental history as the antidote to collective amnesia

ENTITLE workshop on ‘Political ecologies of resource and rent extraction’.

This workshop will explore the changing political economy and ecology of resource extraction, interrogating the financialization of old and new commodities, and the changing politics of extraction, in agriculture and the mining sector, especially in Latin America. Organisers Rosaleen Duffy is Professor of Political Ecology of Development, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London. rd38@soas.ac.uk … Continue reading ENTITLE workshop on ‘Political ecologies of resource and rent extraction’.

How Tibet’s environmental destruction is fueling China’s growth

by Daniela Del Bene* The expansion of mining and tourism in occupied Tibet goes on unsanctioned—leaving no choice but self-immolation for the Tibetans resisting. "The number of Tibetans setting themselves ablaze is increasing at an alarming rate. […] In addition to several political, social, religious and economic factors, the impact of mining and environmental pollution … Continue reading How Tibet’s environmental destruction is fueling China’s growth

“Our research work is socially relevant”

CEDIB is one of the Bolivian organizations which have come under attack for critiquing the government's extractivist policies—Carmelo Ruiz* interviews Marco Gandarillas, its excutive director. (Para la versión original de esta entrevista en español, publicada en ALAI.net, pulse aquí) Back when neoliberalism reigned supreme in Latin America, the dominant discourse classified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that worked for … Continue reading “Our research work is socially relevant”

Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

En el contexto actual de represión que sufren las ONGs ecologistas en Latinoamérica, hemos querido compartir este texto del CEDIB de Bolivia para dar visibilidad al importante trabajo que hace esta organización. El Centro de Documentación e Información de Bolivia (CEDIB) recientemente publicó un trabajo colaborativo titulado Extractivismos: Nuevos contextos de dominacion y resistencia. En el … Continue reading Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

Organización popular y campesina frente a la minería en Chiapas

Los días 15 y 16 de Agosto se reunieron en Acocayagua cerca de 300 personas de la región Costa-Soconusco y del estado de Chiapas para compartir y discutir impactos y estrategias ante la actividad minera en sus territorios.  Cientos de campesinos, hombres y mujeres líderes de diversas comunidades y municipios de la región Costa-Soconusco de Chiapas … Continue reading Organización popular y campesina frente a la minería en Chiapas

“New Publication: Mining Conflicts in Latin America: Extraction, dispossession and violence. State of the art for 2014”

In April 2015, the Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America (OCMAL) published a report about the impacts of, the mobilization around and the resistance against mining in ten countries of Latin America. During the last decades, Latin America has become an epicenter of the global expansion of mining. Despite the recent drop in the … Continue reading “New Publication: Mining Conflicts in Latin America: Extraction, dispossession and violence. State of the art for 2014”

Another take on gold mining

by Julie de los Reyes How gold has circulated matters for understanding the impetus for gold extraction. A recent presentation in London on the gold market’s outlook served as a reminder on the importance of paying attention not only to the production of things, but also how they are circulated. For industry analysts, the linkages are … Continue reading Another take on gold mining