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Deadly Violence Against Environmentalists On The Rise Worldwide

23 Jun

by Scott Parkin

We all stand before history.

—Ken Saro-Wiwa, executed for environmental advocacy, Nigeria, Nov. 10, 1995.

Yolanda “Yoli” Oquely Veliz Leading Resistance Against EXMINGUA Gold Mine

 

What the hell is going on out there?

I know a lot people targeted by our federal government and corporate private security for their organizing work. We’ve got the FBI targeting environmentalists, anarchists and Occupiers as “terrorists.” Homeland Security leads crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street. In Rising Tide circles, we’ve got the feds investigating campaigns fighting fracking and tar sands heavy hauls. Not to mention the shadowy private security surveillance of oil companies and banks watching us.

But, thus far, we’ve not faced with assassination like environmental and human rights organizers, journalists and community members in many parts of the Global South Continue reading

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