“For us, they might not be the murderers of our children, spouses, or kin, but they represent the thousands of killings that have not reached as far as putting the perpetrators to jail.”
‘It is not a crime to defend the environment.’
The Alternatives to Mines and Money campaign delivers a message of protest to the Mines and Money Conference of big mining corporations in London.
“The government is over-achieving in the reconstruction of roads and bridges and totally neglecting the needs of the victims.”
MANILA – In Batangas and Nueva Vizcaya, some communities live in fear these days of aerial bombing and military persecution just because they happen to live atop or near resource-rich lands which mining companies want to exploit. In a forum hosted by the Miriam College Environmental Studies Institute Monday, advocates for the environment discussed what…
Despite the environmental degradation plantations cause and the harmful toxic chemicals they use, their proclivity for land grabbing and the low wages they pay, the Duterte administration has allocated another 1.6 million hectares for the expansion of plantations.
A reclamation project threatens to bring loss of livelihood and homes to Navotas fisherfolk.
“The people are fed up with the killings and continuing plunder of the country’s resources.”
They may be in need of help from the government, but displacing them from their homes and stripping them off of their livelihoods to give way to foreign investors are the last kind of “help” they could hope for.
‘Duterte’s continuing diatribes against mining oligarchs and other environmental plunderers should lead to the investigation of corporate interests that have benefited from militarization.’
Donald Trump’s ‘Paris Pullout’ was not the first time the US backed out of international climate accords.