Ivorians Learn to Save Chimpanzees and Last Intact Tropical Rainforest in West Africa by Exploiting it — for Tourism
Friday, May 09, 2014
TAI NATIONAL PARK, CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire, May 09 (IPS) - Jonas Sanhin Touan has big dreams. As he sits under a canopy, he greets the rare tourist to Gouleako, one of the many villages near the entrance of Côte d'Ivoire's Taï National Park, with a meal.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 07 (IPS) - Some 500 global groups are calling for action by governments next month to jumpstart the process of drafting an international treaty to address rights abuses by multinational corporations, following on a related proposal by Ecuador and others.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
SYDNEY, Apr 30 (IPS) - The global spectre of state violence against political dissent, with paramilitary law enforcement units advancing against citizens they are employed to protect in cities such as Cairo, Bangkok and Kiev is daily news. But in some developing countries, the police are being used to put down indigenous opposition to the alliance of state and corporate power over resource extraction.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
PORTLAND, Oregon, U.S., Apr 29 (IPS) - As a child, 78-year-old Yakama Nation elder Russell Jim was forced to go to a boarding school in Washington State and was beaten for speaking his language.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
WASHINGTON, Apr 16 (IPS) - An indigenous community in the United States has filed a petition against the federal government, alleging that officials have repeatedly broken treaties and that the court system has failed to offer remedy.
Monday, April 14, 2014
YAKAMA NATION, Washington State, U.S., Apr 14 (IPS) - The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, considered the most polluted site in the U.S., when Native American anti-nuclear activist Russell Jim interrupted their musings: "We'll tell them."
Thursday, April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage in project lending and technical assistance.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
WASHINGTON, Apr 09 (IPS) - Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.
Monday, March 24, 2014
WASHINGTON, Mar 24 (IPS) - An unusual combination of industry, government, investors and civil society here is celebrating the United States' initial acceptance into a prominent global initiative aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in the extractives industry.
Friday, March 21, 2014
SÃƒO LUIS, Brazil, Mar 21 (IPS) - "We are victims of progress,"complained Osmar Santos Coelho, known as Santico. His fishing community has disappeared, displaced to make way for a port complex on São Marcos bay, to the west of São Luis, the capital of the state of Maranhão in Brazil's northeast.
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