Nine Activists Defending The Earth From Violent As..


“They are in the frontline of a battle between those who promote conservation and those who promote consumption. This conflict has become more violent as resources become scarcer. Extractive industries are financing the campaigns of a new generation of political strongmen: Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey, Donald Trump in the United States and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. All are committed to eroding the few legal protections that environmental campaigners and indigenous groups are able to use to hold back mines, farms and factories.”

On a planet of billions, nine represent the strong minority battling murder in the global corruption of land rights

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/21/defendin..


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