Two Photo essays by Orin Langelle/GJEP-GFC:
Wastepickers protest outside of UN Negotiations, 1 Dec
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Global Alliance of Wastepickers and Allies (GAWA) stage protest in front of the entrance to the Exposition Center where the UN climate negotiations are taking place. All photos by Orin Langelle/ GJEP-GFC
GAIA’s Ananda Tan negotiates with security to allow the protest to continue
Indigenous Peoples Protest Canada’s Tarsands Gigaproject on 2 December
The Indigenous Environmental Network and allies protest the Tar Sands gigaproject scheme in front of the Moon Palace where UN climate negotiations are taking place. All photos by Orin Langelle/ GJEP-GFC
Canada’s massive tarsands gigaproject draws protest from Indigenous Peoples who come from the communities it is and will impact
Maude Barlow, of the Council of Canadians, speaks out against Canada’s toxic tarsands gigaproject
Tomorrow morning at 10am EST/7am PST, Margaret Prescod will interview Monique Harden of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Click here for the link to listen live on KPFK
On behalf of African Americans living in the historic community of Mossville, Louisiana, Ms. Harden and AEHR legal staff filed the first ever human rights petition that seeks fundamental change of the United States environmental regulatory system. The Mossville human rights/ environmental justice case is currently pending with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, AEHR is spearheading training workshops and advocacy efforts aimed at establishing recovery as a legal right, not an empty promise, in accordance with the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Ms. Harden has coordinated international coalitions advocating for human rights.
Click here to watch Monique Harden call for health protection in the BP oil waste clean up on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann
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This week’s Earth Minute discusses self-replicating living organisms created through synthetic biology. This new technology is now being put into the hands of BP and Exxon. Click the link below to listen!