Was der Staat und die Unternehmensführungen tun, ist, formal den Diskurs der Verteidigung der Menschenrechte anzunehmen und in der Praxis die Zerstörung aller bürgerlichen Rechte, die Schließung demokratischer Räume und die weitere Militarisierung der Gesellschaft voranzutreiben.
Indigenous Group Accuses Bolsonaro of ‚Genocide‘ and ‚Ecocide‘ at The Hague
A coalition of Indigenous organizations filed a complaint at The Hague on Monday accusing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of carrying out an „explicit, systematic, and intentional“ assault on native peoples, pointing specifically to his systematic dismantling of environmental protections and aggressive campaign of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Brazil Passes Law To Reduce Gov’t-Led Environmental Assessment
The new regulation leaves some of these projects completely exempt from environmental licensing, a major blow to conservationist groups who continue denouncing the devastation of the Amazon rainforest and the human rights violations of its Indigenous peoples.
Set up, demolish, repeat: Israel targets Bedouin tent community
Israeli rights group B’Tselem has accused Israel of creating „a Kafkaesque reality that leaves Palestinians almost no way to build legally“.
Malaysia’s Indigenous people question timber sustainability
Communities in state of Sarawak on Borneo say forest is being felled without their consent and still being certified as sustainable.
Rio Tinto Mining and the Destruction of Aboriginal Juukan Cave Heritage. A Loss to Humanity
The Anglo-Australian multinational company Rio Tinto – the largest iron ore mining company in the world – demolished two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters in May. What is particularly disturbing about this event is that Rio Tinto was apparently acting entirely within the law, which is to say that this kind of tragic and wanton destruction will continue to happen unless stricter regulations are enacted. The sites were located on the ancestral lands of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura, or PKKP, people in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Raising dam wall risks Indigenous sites in ‚Sydney’s Juukan Gorge‘
Raising the Warragamba Dam wall will inundate thousands of Indigenous sites, including ancient rock art, creating an impact on heritage akin to the destruction of the Juukan Gorge, traditional owners say.
Trump administration finalizes plan to open up Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling
“The Trump administration’s so-called review process for their shameless sell-off of the Arctic Refuge has been a sham from the start. We’ll see them in court,” said a statement from Lena Moffitt, The Sierra Club’s senior director of its Our Wild America campaign.
Selling Out West Papua
In West Papua, Indonesia, we investigate allegations of fraud and human rights abuses in billion-dollar land deals.
Protesters try to bring down statue of Andrew Jackson near White House
Protests in Washington, D.C., have remained peaceful for the past couple of weeks, and Monday night marked the first significant clashes between protesters and police since authorities used pepper spray to clear demonstrators from Lafayette Square earlier this month.
Aboriginals Sue Western Australia State For Cultural Losses
Two compensation claims filed on behalf of the Tjiwarl people address actions by miners, farmers, and others like the building of fences and roads that had restricted their access to sacred heritage sites and hunting and fishing grounds, impeding their ability to pass down cultural knowledge to young people.
Rio Tinto caves on demands to release review of Indigenous heritage site destruction
Company announces report on destruction of the Juukan Gorge cave in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will be made public in October
What Happens In the Wake of the COVID-19 Lockdown? Economic Destruction, Global Poverty, Bankruptcies, Mass Unemployment. Neoliberalism to the Rescue
What prevails is an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty which enables powerful financial interests to manipulate the stock market and consolidate their financial positions. This crisis has led to an unprecedented concentration of money wealth.
Trump’s Border Wall Is an Ecologist’s Nightmare
The Tohono O’odham Nation penned a powerful letter to the U.S. Border Patrol calling for a halt to the destruction, stressing the many tragedies occurring on their sacred lands: bulldozers ripping up their ancestors’ burial sites, their water resources being stolen, and the agency consistently ignoring their pleas for consultation.
‚Gold Over Life, Literally‘: How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem
So Trump meets Alaska’s governor in his airplane and agrees to push through a goldmine that had been stopped b/c it will devastate salmon habitat. This at a time that orcas are already starving death. Salmon carry entire ecosystems on their backs. Gold over life, literally. — Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) August 9, 2019
„Gold Over Life, Literally“
All that capitalism has left to loot in America are the national monuments and forests and protected ecological areas.
The offshoring of US jobs was an act of suicide by the United States.
Israel Begins Demolishing Palestinian Homes in East Jerusalem Neighborhood
According to a district court decision from three weeks ago and a Supreme Court decision earlier this week, the municipality was granted the right to demolish all the houses in the neighborhood – amounting to some 60 buildings, home to 500 families.
Supreme Court Justice Yosef Elron rejected the residents‘ appeal of the demolition order at the beginning of this week.
5 Other Historic Sites Lost or Damaged in the Last Decade
While many are mourning the partial destruction of this monument, this article highlights times during the last decade when multiple other equally important historical and cultural sites have also been lost or damaged due to wars, negligence or mere foolishness by human actions.
North Korea’s dismantling of Punggye-ri nuclear test site unveiled
It was only a matter of hours before Trump canceled the summit that North Korea demolished its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri… in a gesture apparently to demonstrate good will. And reporters who were there, after a trip of around 17 hours back to the North Korean city of Wonsan, have been uploading footage of the demolition from their press center. Our Foreign Ministry correspondent Lee Ji-won, who is part of South Korea’s Joint Press Corps for Punggye-ri, has more.
CIA director nominee Haspel and the destruction of interrogation tapes: Contradictions and questions
In preparation for her hearing, the CIA declassified a 2011 internal disciplinary review, written by then-deputy CIA director Michael Morell, that Haspel and her allies have said exonerated her.
“I have found no fault with the performance of Ms. Haspel,” Morell wrote. He essentially said she was a “good soldier” who followed orders, including an order to draft the cable to destroy the tapes.