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  • "In a January 2012 interview, Berta warned me about how REDD-plus will impact communities where it’s implemented. “It means that they are going to put army or security guards to make sure nobody enters,” she said, “so families can’t go and collect firewood or medicine.” The land will be privatized and conceded to companies, and the community will be excluded from making any decisions about it. This process opens doors to concessions of commercial projects, CDMs, mining, dams, and other projects damaging to forests. In light of this situation, perhaps REDD-plus would be better described as a business of “Reinforcing Enforcement of Dispossession” against communities—and one that causes deforestation anyway."

    The Oxygen Trade: Leaving Hondurans Gasping for Air

    "In a January 2012 interview, Berta warned me about how REDD-plus will impact communities where it’s implemented. “It means that they are going to put army or security guards to make sure nobody enters,” she said, “so families can’t go and collect firewood or medicine.” The land will be privatized and conceded to companies, and the community will be excluded from making any decisions about it. This process opens doors to concessions of commercial projects, CDMs, mining, dams, and other projects damaging to forests. In light of this situation, perhaps REDD-plus would be better described as a business of “Reinforcing Enforcement of Dispossession” against communities—and one that causes deforestation anyway."

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  • "In the 1980s, big business openly declared war on the green movement which it perceived as a genuine threat to power and profit. By a process of carefully limited corporate media 'inclusion', the honesty, vitality and truth of environmentalism have been corralled, contained, trivialised and stifled. Today, even as environmental problems have lurched from bad to worse, the green movement has virtually ceased to exist. The lessons are obvious. Corporate media 'inclusion' of dissent hands influence and control to the very forces seeking to disempower dissent. No-one should be surprised by the results."

    Game Over For The Climate?

    "In the 1980s, big business openly declared war on the green movement which it perceived as a genuine threat to power and profit. By a process of carefully limited corporate media 'inclusion', the honesty, vitality and truth of environmentalism have been corralled, contained, trivialised and stifled. Today, even as environmental problems have lurched from bad to worse, the green movement has virtually ceased to exist. The lessons are obvious. Corporate media 'inclusion' of dissent hands influence and control to the very forces seeking to disempower dissent. No-one should be surprised by the results."

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  • "Perennial snows areas, ancient forests, animals, plants and landscapes that marvel us are quickly vanishing; the air that we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, grow worst everywhere. Seas, rivers, mangroves, jungles, lakes, coral reef are dying. Water tables, fishing areas, springs deplete seriously. Fields are being poisoned by industrialized agricultural & farm business, megaprojects and urban sprawl; cities are becoming hellish places due to automobile traffic and conglomeration. Like cancerous bodies, cities annihilate the countryside and seas situated many kilometers apart from them; they turn into the epicenter of all modern evils. Human conviviality is dying along with the soaring growth of all kind of violence: domestic or intra-family, at school, at work, among communities, states, nations, worldwide."

    Declaration of Teotihuacan 2012, Towards the People’s Summit in Rio de Janeiro, of the Rio +20 summit of the United Nations

    "Perennial snows areas, ancient forests, animals, plants and landscapes that marvel us are quickly vanishing; the air that we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, grow worst everywhere. Seas, rivers, mangroves, jungles, lakes, coral reef are dying. Water tables, fishing areas, springs deplete seriously. Fields are being poisoned by industrialized agricultural & farm business, megaprojects and urban sprawl; cities are becoming hellish places due to automobile traffic and conglomeration. Like cancerous bodies, cities annihilate the countryside and seas situated many kilometers apart from them; they turn into the epicenter of all modern evils. Human conviviality is dying along with the soaring growth of all kind of violence: domestic or intra-family, at school, at work, among communities, states, nations, worldwide."

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  • Caldicott: UN lies about nuclear threat | March 18th Montreal

    Dr. Helen Caldicott is perhaps most influential environmental activist in the past 35 years. She called the situation in Japan was an “absolute disaster” that could be many, many times worse than Chernobyl. Dr Helen Caldicott raised the possibility of cataclysmic loss of life and suggested the emergency could be far more severe than Chernobyl.

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  • Partnership between Airbus and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity Announcement: http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/2010_03_05_biodiversity_year_flag_a380.html Not that this comes as a surprise to citizens and organizations that have witnessed the sell out […]

    DEFINITELY THE WRONG KIND OF GREEN : Convention on Biodiversity GREENWASH

    Partnership between Airbus and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity Announcement: http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/2010_03_05_biodiversity_year_flag_a380.html Not that this comes as a surprise to citizens and organizations that have witnessed the sell out […]

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  • Bolivia: We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth Pablo Solón and Comrac Cullinan For Bolivia, December marked an important and historic step forward in climate […]

    Bolivia: We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

    Bolivia: We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth Pablo Solón and Comrac Cullinan For Bolivia, December marked an important and historic step forward in climate […]

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  • Something is rotten (but not just) in Denmark. As a matter of fact, thousands of people have been considered, without any evidence, a threath to the society. Hundreds have been […]

    Statement from the 10 Activists who are still imprisoned in Denmark

    Something is rotten (but not just) in Denmark. As a matter of fact, thousands of people have been considered, without any evidence, a threath to the society. Hundreds have been […]

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  • Pablo Erick Solón Romero Oroza and Cormac Cullinan Posted: December 29, 2009 05:46 PM We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth For Bolivia, December marked […]

    We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

    Pablo Erick Solón Romero Oroza and Cormac Cullinan Posted: December 29, 2009 05:46 PM We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth For Bolivia, December marked […]

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  • BAN CHALLENGES BUSINESS LEADERS TO CREATE ‘CLEANER, GREENER’ GLOBAL ECONOMY New York, May 24 2009  2:00PM Calling the issue of climate change “the defining challenge of our time,” Secretary-General Ban […]

    BAN CHALLENGES BUSINESS LEADERS TO CREATE 'CLEANER, GREENER' GLOBAL ECONOMY

    BAN CHALLENGES BUSINESS LEADERS TO CREATE ‘CLEANER, GREENER’ GLOBAL ECONOMY New York, May 24 2009  2:00PM Calling the issue of climate change “the defining challenge of our time,” Secretary-General Ban […]

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