Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens.

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Another Volley Of Bullets For Bastar’s Tribals

Little did the tribals know that death awaited them at the village temple. On the night of 17 May, they had gathered at Edesmeta village in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district to celebrate a local festival when the firing started. Eight villagers, including three children, were shot dead. The CRPF, which was conducting a combing operation in... Continue Reading →

Gonds rally round fellow tribals protesting Chutka nuclear plant

Gond tribals and anti-nuclear activists took out a celebratory rally here after a public hearing, scheduled for Friday, on the Chutka Nuclear Power Project was indefinitely postponed by the Mandla Collector. They had threatened to picket the hearing on the environment impact assessment report, as they had received copies in English, and not in Hindi... Continue Reading →

Is it A Crime to Menstruate?

In December 2010, Indian actress, Jayamala was investigated by the Crimes Branch of the police, on order of the Kerala state government in India, and then officially charged with violating Indian law. Her crime, it seems, is to belong to a gender that menstruates! Courtesy: http://genderbytes.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/is-it-a-crime-to-menstruate/  

Ban Monsanto

US Cities Which Banned GMOs Below are U.S. counties, cities and states which ban or call for restrictions on GMOs: Mendocino County, California - The ordinance, Measure H, was passed by referendum on March 2, 2004. Marin County, California Santa Cruz County, California Trinity County, California Florida - GE Fish Regulation - State legislation restricting... Continue Reading →

Shocking betrayal on Western Ghats – Madhav Gadgil

Courtesy: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/shocking-betrayal-on-western-ghats/article4724986.eceAn open letter from Madhav Gadgil says Kasturirangan panel report will rob the region of its biodiversityDear Dr. K. Kasturirangan,J.B.S. Haldane, the celebrated 19th-century scientist and humanist who quit England protesting its imperialistic invasion of Suez to become an Indian citizen, once said: “Reality is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we... Continue Reading →

Political Declaration on Extractives Assembly from the World Social Forum

The following declaration is the result of the World Social Forum Extractives Assembly. Some EJOLT collaborators joined the discussions and EJOLT supports this declaration: We, organisations assembled here, bear witness to a global extractivist boom that is leading to great misery for many hundreds of millions of the Earth’s people and destroying the very basis... Continue Reading →

Press Release: “Unburnable” fuels How to keep the oil in the soil

Brussels, May 21, 2013 Courtesy: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=19d3da1852472c315fcece5dd&id=1e68eaa372&e=%5BUNIQID%5D Today, a global coalition of economists and activists release a 200p report on a variety of initiatives to leave "unburnable" fuels in the soil. The EU funded EJOLT network studied a range of campaigns and innovative proposals that aim to stem the flow of crude at the source. On May... Continue Reading →

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