Adelino Ramos Killed: Third Environmental Activist Murdered This Week In Brazil 05/28/11 10:41 AM ET
SAO PAULO -- They watched as the Amazon rain forest fell around them. Instead of staying quiet, as so many people in the lawless region do, environmentalist leader Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Maria, fought back.
Anti-mining Activist Juan Francisco Duran Found Dead in San Salvador
15 June. Yesterday, officials found the body of disappeared anti-mining activist Juan Francisco Duran Ayala. On Sunday we posted an article about Juan Francisco’s June 3rd disappearance after he left classes at the Technological University in San Salvador where he was completing his masters in linguistics.
Blackfire adding threats to injury in Mexico: Canadian mining firm looks to pocket $800 million via NAFTA Ch. 11 Feb 22, 2010
Common Frontiers-Canada – United Steelworkers – Council of Canadians – Sierra Club Canada – MiningWatch Canada
(Ottawa and Toronto) A coalition of Canadian organizations is condemning the threatened use of NAFTA by Blackfire Exploration to extract 800 million dollars from the impoverished Mexican state of Chiapas. The Calgary-based mining company is embroiled in accusations of corruption of Mexican public officials and the murder of a prominent environmental activist in the Mexican State of Chiapas. Now, according to a recent report in the Mexican press, Blackfire is also threatening to sue the government of Chiapas for $800 million in compensation under NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Chapter 11 for the closure of its barite mine in December 2009.
We’re not making this up — as part of its plan to prove what a fantastic corporate citizen it is, Chevron gave away a few thousand mosquito nets in Angola. To our knowledge, mosquito nets absorb absolutely none of the oil Chevron has spilled there — and the impacts of oil operations in some parts of Angola are so severe that most of the sand on the shores is black in color and the beaches cannot be used. www.chevronthinkswerestupid.org/
"Chevron’s egregious corporate behavior —in locations as diverse as California, Burma, Colombia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, the Philippines and the U.S. Gulf Coast—has spanned decades and carries on today."
The True Cost of Chevron An Alternative Annual Report (pdf, 64pp) May 2011 Chevron has yet to take responsibility for its role in using the notoriously brutal Nigerian military Joint Task Force (JTF) to suppress peaceful protest, as in Ugborodo or Parabe communities, despite Chevron’s own documents showing that it paid, transported, fed, housed and supervised the JTF in such attacks.439 truecostofchevron.com/2011-alternative-annual-report.pdf
The Death of Zé Cláudio and Maria If a Bunch of Rainforest Activists Get Murdered in the Amazon, Does It Make Anyone Give a Shit? 2011 Nov 07
The scene is like something out of a Sergio Leone movie. Zé Cláudio and his wife, Maria, on the way back from the funeral of Zé Cláudio’s 96-year-old father, enter a small wooden bar off a dirt road. The bar’s situated at the edge of a tiny Amazon village with houses bunched together and covered in dust. Inside is Jose Rodrigues, a farmer who’s been threatening Zé Cláudio for the past month. Zé Rodrigues has spent the day drinking and telling everyone that he’s getting ready to finish Zé Cláudio.
Cambodian police shoot dead leading anti-logging campaigner
Environmental activist Chut Wutty reportedly shot dead at police checkpoint after refusing to hand over evidence of illegal logging Thursday 26 April 2012 16.20 BST
A prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist, who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks, has been shot dead by police in a remote south-western province while guiding journalists to the scene of illegal logging.
A Cambodian human rights organisation, Licadho, said the confrontation occurred on Wednesday when Chut Wutty, director of the Phnom Penh-based environmental watchdog Natural Resource Protection Group, refused to hand over a memory card with photos taken in the nearby forest by him and two journalists from the Cambodia Daily newspaper.
Licadho said he had taken the journalists to see large-scale forest destruction and illegal rosewood smuggling near a Chinese-built hydroelectric dam in Koh Kong, and on the way out of the forest came to a checkpoint where military police demanded the memory card.
He was particularly critical of Cambodia's military police, who are often deployed to protect private business interests.
Chut Wutty and the Heroic Fight Against "The Resource Curse" - Posted: 05/15/2012 7:52 pm His death is the latest episode in a long and sorry history of Cambodian dissenters being intimidated or even silenced by a kleptocratic elite ransacking the country's natural resources for personal gain. Home to the Kuy indigenous people for centuries, the Prey Lang forest possesses significant biodiversity value as well as being a critical source of water for the country's rice-growing areas. www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-zwick/resource-curse-chut-wutty_b_1519687.html
On Sunday, September 27, 2009, Mynor Padilla, head of security for HudBay/CGN’s Fenix project, killed a teacher (Adolfo Ich) as Adolfo attempted to protect children from the security force’s indiscriminant shooting which left another community member paraplegic and at least four more wounded.
BUILD UP TO ANOTHER KILLING The history of repression against Maya Qeqchi communities in this region related to furthering the interests of global nickel companies date back to the 1960s. On request Rights Action can provide background articles.
During the week prior to the September 27, 2009 killing of Adolfo Ich, HudBay/CGN security forces, accompanied by paramilitary forces under the command of Mynor Padilla, visited the isolated Maya Qeqchi community of Las Nubes several times, telling community members they would have to leave the area, to make way for HudBay Minerals, though no proper eviction order was ever presented.
Members of the indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ population from El Estor, Guatemala have filed three related lawsuits in Ontario courts against Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals over the brutal killing of Adolfo Ich, the gang-rape of 11 women from Lote Ocho, and the shooting and paralyzing of German Chub – abuses alleged to have been committed by mine company security personnel at HudBay’s former mining project in Guatemala.
Key developments HudBay concedes lawsuit can be heard in Canadian courts
Community of Lote Ocho
Rosa Elbira sits in the remains of the house where she was assaulted
In a precedent-setting development, HudBay abruptly abandoned its legal argument that the lawsuit should not be heard in Canada, just before an Ontario court was set to determine the issue. As a result, and for the very first time, a lawsuit against a Canadian mining company over human rights atrocities abroad will be heard by a Canadian court. This is a stunning victory for the Mayan plaintiffs, and paves the way for future lawsuits against Canadian mining companies for human rights and environmental harms at their foreign operations. www.chocversushudbay.com/
Jairo Mora Sandoval, June 8, 2013 He was killed on May 31 at the age of 26.
In recent years, conservationists have been threatened by “hueveros” (egg thieves) for trying to protect the turtles and their habitat. Mora Sandoval’s friends told the media that he received numerous death threats and was once ordered, at gunpoint, to stop patrolling.
On the night of May 30, Mora Sandoval and four female volunteers were patrolling Moin beach in the Limon province, an area that is frequently used by drug traffickers and turtle egg poachers. The group was ambushed by five armed and masked men, who kidnapped and robbed the women. They later escaped from their attackers and contacted police.
Mora Sandoval’s naked body was found face-down on a beach the next morning. According to WIDECAST director Didiher Chacon, Mora Sandoval was bound and beaten. Autopsy results listed cause of death as asphyxiation and blunt force trauma to the head. www.blogofdeath.com/2013/06/08/jairo-mora-sandoval/
Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest | Saturday 6 December 2014 22.59 GMT Shuar leader José Isidro Tendetza Antún missing since 28 November
The body of an indigenous leader who was opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, days before he planned to take his campaign to climate talks in Lima.
The project is operated by Ecuacorriente – originally a Canadian-owned firm that was bought by a Chinese conglomerate, CCRC-Tongguan Investment, in 2010. According to the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, the project will devastate around 450,000 acres of forest.
Several other Shuar opponents of Mirador have died as a result of the conflict in recent years, including Bosco Wisum in 2009 and Freddy Taish in 2013, according to Amazon Watch.
Philippines: Indigenous activist 'disappears' in the company of mining guards Published by MAC on 2015-05-26 Source: Statements, Inquirer, Sun Star, GMA News, Rappler (2015-05-26) An indigenous campaigner from Mindanao has disappeared while accompanying mining company security guards. John Calaba, a Manobo activist, was last seen with paramilitaries paid to protect DMCI, in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, and never returned. A fact finding mission has been despatched to search for him, and more information. www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=13002
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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