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24.07.2018

PMPI Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte

On the day he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte promised change for the country despite his lack of a comprehensive vision for the country’s development. Like a paper boat in a river race, he went along the tide picking up what might possibly be good, from his own perspective and… »

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… »

04.03.2018

Cockatoos Under Threat: Homonhon Island Residents, Social Development Network Push for Protection on World Wildlife Day Celebration

Cockatoos Under Threat: Homonhon Island Residents, Social Development Network Push for Protection on World Wildlife Day Celebration

As the world celebrates World Wildlife Day with the theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”, residents of Homonhon and its partner social development network, the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) are calling the attention of concerned government agencies to prevent the extinction of the Philippine Cockatoo found in Homhonhon island. »

15.02.2018

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

When President Duterte assumed office, he promised that his administration would look into the state of minng in the country, especially with regards to its impact on the environment and on the surrounding communities. He nominated a staunch environmental advocate as Secretary of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)… »

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

01.07.2016

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia’s political opposition took control of parliament in a landslide vote where the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) got 65 of 76 seats after vowing to boost the economy in this once pastoral land but recently discovered haven of mineral-rich deposits. The main thrust of their campaign was to tackle poverty. »

25.11.2015

It’s not ‘glitter for all’ in the diamonds industry

It’s not ‘glitter for all’ in the diamonds industry

Mention of the word diamond elicits images of wealth, an excess of it, besides the obvious beauty of the item itself thus the diamond trade could be dismissed as out of the normal reach of human rights activists in our search for justice and equality but all those taking part… »

24.10.2015

Philippines: Lumad people under threat by Australia’s Xstrata Copper company

Philippines: Lumad people under threat by Australia’s Xstrata Copper company

I live in the Philippines and am of the indigenous people, the Lumad. We have a proud culture and self-reliant communities in the lush forests, clear waters, and rugged mountain ranges of the island of Mindanao. But in my community, large-scale mining interests are sowing fear and violence. Not only… »

27.09.2015

Million-liter Cyanide spill in Argentina highlights Canadian mining crimes

Million-liter Cyanide spill in Argentina highlights Canadian mining crimes

They cannot continue to handle affairs that are so delicate, that affect the environment and people this way.’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Highlighting how corporate extractivism and lack of accountability is driving the destruction of Latin American communities, a Canadian mining company… »

26.11.2014

Dutch coal mission takes important step towards remedy for Colombian victims

Dutch coal mission takes important step towards remedy for Colombian victims

The public appeal made today by five European power companies to coal mining company Drummond to engage into a process of remedy for victims of severe human rights violations is an important breakthrough, says the Dutch peace organization PAX.  The power companies made this appeal during a visit to a… »

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