U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business

  U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) – Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of …

A Call for Civil Disobedience on the Keystone XL Pipeline

DEMAND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE! A Call for Civil Disobedience on the Keystone XL Pipeline FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2011 Contact: [email protected] Washington — Eleven veteran environmentalists on both sides of the border today called for demonstrations outside the White House later this summer to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline …

Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Inter Press Service Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth by Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS – An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect “mother earth”. …