environmental activism

19.03.2018

A Forward Stride Amidst Long Years of Struggle to Defend Island Homes

A Forward Stride Amidst Long Years of Struggle to Defend Island Homes

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… »

26.02.2018

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… »

26.02.2018

A Call for Investigation on the Flooding in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sure

A Call for Investigation on the Flooding in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sure

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… »

22.04.2015

Kenyan mother wins environmental prize after baby suffers lead poisoning

Kenyan mother wins environmental prize after baby suffers lead poisoning

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. »

23.09.2014

Beating Climate Change, Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

Beating Climate Change, Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

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… »

23.08.2014

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners!

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners!

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… »

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