As the world celebrated International Women’s Day, respondents to a civil case filed by a mining company against the environmental defenders of Canawayon in the island of Homonhon in Eastern Samar and the entire membership of the Homonhon Environmental Rescuers Organization (HERO) celebrate a small triumph as the presiding judge… »
Manicani Residents Reclaim Former Mine Sites; Call for Immediate and Full Rehabilitation of the island
Manicani, Eastern Samar – Around 38 members including women and children of the Protect Manicani Island Society, Inc. (PROMISI) coming from the 4 Baranggays of Manicani Island converged near the foot of nickel ore stockpiles in Brgy. Buenavista of the island to jumpstart the island’s rehabilitation and put… »
The recent tropical storm, Basyang, that hit Surigao del Sur last February 13, 2018, drew urgent concern from Bishop Nereo Odchimar of the Diocese of Tandag. In a recently released pastoral letter, the Bishop highlighted the “untold suffering among the people, especially in the areas of Cantilan and Carrascal where… »
As the world marks the 45th Earth Day, we speak to Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido, who was just awarded the Africa 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s most prestigious environmental award. Omido organized protests to close a lead plant in Mombasa, Kenya, that was exposing the community to toxic chemicals. »
Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog – 22 September, 2014, Greenpeace* – Yesterday [21 September 2014], over half a million people in 160 countries across the world marched against climate change. What clearer signal can there be to policy leaders that they need to either lead or get out of the… »
Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners! Human Wrongs Watch BALI, 20 August 2014 (IRIN)* – Amid increasing documentation of attacks on people engaged in environmental activism, experts are calling for a global protection regime to defend and support campaigners subjected to harassment and abuse. “We need to come… »
Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.