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22 January 2020

Australian, UK & US Govts. increasingly categorising nonviolent environmental & land protestors as extremists & terrorists

Author: J. Lester Feder, BuzzFeed News

"Australia's Leader Called For A Crackdown On Environmentalists Before Fires Broke Out", 17 Jan 2020...

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21 January 2020

Mexico: BHRRC participates in international mission that expresses concerns about situation of human rights defenders defending the Metlapanapa river

Author: BHRRC; Red TdT; Frontline Defenders; Centro de Derechos Humanos "Zeferino Ladrillero"

"Report by the International Observation Mission to Rio Metlapanapa, Zacatepec, Puebla”, 17 de enero de 2020...

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20 January 2020

Philippines: Union denounces police meeting at Coca-Cola plant & union leader later threatened; Company says allegations without merit

Union members at a Coca-Cola bottling operation in Bacolod City in the Philippines are being exposed to the threat of paramilitary violence, according to the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied...

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18 January 2020

Honduras: Berta Cáceres´ daughter explains the role of the United States in the murder of her mother, renowned indigenous environmental defender

Author: Democracy Now

“4 Years Seeking Justice: Daughter of Slain Indigenous Environmental Leader Berta Cáceres Speaks Out”, 17th January 2020...

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17 January 2020

Guatemala: Indigenous journalist, charged with terrorism for his work covering the Hidro Santa Cruz dam, is released from prison

Author: Global Voices

“Guatemalan indigenous journalist charged with terrorism released from prison”, 10th January 2020...

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17 January 2020
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Author: Prensa Comunitaria (Guatemala)

“Guatemala: Líder Maya Francisco Lucas Es Declarado Inocente”,...

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15 January 2020
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Las comunidades totonacas de San Mateo Tlacotepec y San Felipe Tepatlán de la Sierra Norte de Puebla han acusado a Walmart y Comexhidro, las dos empresas involucradas en la construcción propuesta de una hidroeléctrica que cruzará sus territorios, de no...

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14 January 2020

Increase of anti-protest laws worldwide target climate change protesters

Author: Stuart Braun, Deutsche Welle (Germany)

"Anti-protest laws and litigation take aim at climate activism", 13 Jan 2020...

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13 January 2020

Uganda: 28 human rights defenders face criminal charges after farm worker dies in violent clashes over alleged forced eviction

Author: Witness Radio (Uganda)

"The Criminal trial of the 28 land rights defenders is set to resume today"...

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10 January 2020

Mexico: Despite irregularities in the “Mayan Train” consultation, President insists project will move forward

On the 14th and 15th December 2019, the Mexican government undertook two consultations in the five states of the Yucatan peninsula with regards to the proposed “Mayan Train” project.  Although different authorities confirmed the success of the...

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