March 4, 2016

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 Council of Human Rights in Geneva. 
February 16, 2016

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.
December 10, 2015

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. 
October 28, 2015

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.
October 8, 2015

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.
September 25, 2015

“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.
September 18, 2015

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.
August 20, 2015

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. 
June 9, 2015

"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 international prices of minerals, several Latin-American countries continue to receive investments for mineral extraction. In fact, last year, Latin America captured 27% of the investment in mineral extraction worldwide. Mining […]
April 6, 2015

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 quite clear: that any prognosis on the gold market, and any decision on whether to (re-)invest in gold and gold miners, must be grounded on a thorough appraisal of the […]
February 16, 2015

Sblocca Italia: Extractivism made in Italy

The Unlock Italy Law, recently passed in the Italian parliament, is a festival of deregulation and legalised plunder. From fossil fuel extraction to construction permits, the country is put on sale to restart growth. But from the targeted territories, social movements are waging resistance. And they bring another idea of prosperity.
January 19, 2015

The comptroller Sandra Morelli

by Joan Martinez Alier* The Colombian attorney Sandra Morelli, a woman with a strong personality, is a member of the Colombian establishment. Since September 2014, she doesn’t know whether she’s living a sabbatical or a political exile in Rome. Sandra Morelli is a habitual protagonist in the Colombian press after having been the state Comptroller for over four years (2010-2014), appointed with the approval of the Congress and the President. A specialist in constitutional and administrative law, trained in Bogotá and in Bologna, as a comptroller […]