These so-called development projects that serve as the AFP’s loophole in their commander-in-chief’s ceasefire declaration are precisely the reasons why grassroots communities are denied of land, water, food, livelihood, and rights.
Kalibutan: A global front against OceanaGold is growing
As the state of the environment under mining worsens, the people’s movement against large-scale and foreign mining will intensify.
Our Unity for an Eco-Challenge for Change
The following is the 14-point unity statement presented by the newly-formed Eco-Challenge Coalition at a press conference in Quezon City on June 22. It was signed by 32 environmentalist groups from all over the country. With over 16 million votes garnered in the 2016 elections, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will have a strong public support for…
Fight for our forests! Save Mt. Talinis from EDC’s destructive power plant!
Communities and local environmentalists are fighting the construction of a geothermal plant that threatens Mt. Talinis, the “last frontier” of Negros Oriental.
VP candidates’ environmental track records and platforms
The Green Vote campaign scrutinizes the vice presidentiables’ records and stands on key and urgent environmental issues that need to be addressed.
2015: Victories and challenges, inspiration and optimism
The year that was, 2015, was replete with historic moments full of victories and challenges for the environmental movement. It holds lessons and inspirations that can serve as a compass through the trials that must be hurdled in 2016.
Worsening plight of climate refugees, an alarming trend under Aquino
“The Aquino administration has accumulated a long string of cases of human rights violations against climate refugees and environmental advocates.”
‘Pablo’ survivors that Aquino talked about at COP 21 now displaced by militarization
How cruel of Pres. Aquino that while he was pitching to COP 21 delegates the tale of his government’s so-called ‘innovations’ in response to Typhoon Pablo, its survivors were being militarized by state forces and forced to evacuate from their lands!
Breaking the ban: why frontline communities will not be silenced in Paris
By LEON DULCE ‘Our survival is non-negotiable! Uphold people’s rights! Climate justice now!’ These rallying cries will be heard loud and clear around the world, as the people’s movements march during this year’s climate talks, in Paris and beyond. The French government’s ban on protest actions and outdoor activities during the Conference of Parties 21…
A world to win: people’s actions on climate change
The flourishing of the different forms of national democratic struggle in the concrete realities of Philippine society proves that the program for system change is the most effective foundation of addressing the climate crisis and the rest of the most pressing challenges of our time.
Sins of commission and omission: Aquino’s climate policies
KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE Third of four parts First part: A deluge of crises: the roots of our climate vulnerability Second part: Polluters not paying: privatization as root of the energy crisis Fourth part: A world to win: people’s actions on climate change The guiding policy of the Aquino administration’s strategy to confront the climate…