Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Citizens Group Says Libel Suit from Landfill Company Meant To Silence

The company charges that the citizens' group knowingly and maliciously published falsehoods about its landfill, which has accepted millions of pounds of coal ash from the 2008 Tennessee spill. The group complains that the landfill violates their civil rights. The community surrounding the landfill is predominantly poor and African-American.

Interview: Gustavo Castro, Sole Witness to Berta Cáceres Assassination

"Gustavo Castro was the sole witness to the murder on March 3 of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. ... Last week he spoke by phone to The Intercept about the night of the murder and the reasons why environmental activism in Latin America is so dangerous."

Source: The Intercept, 04/20/2016

Federal Judge Says Court Should Not Dismiss Youths’ Climate Change Suit

"A federal magistrate judge in Eugene said Friday that a potential landmark lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by a group of environmentally minded youth plaintiffs and a leading climate scientist should be allowed to proceed in court."

Source: Eugene Register-Guard, 04/12/2016

A Rare Conviction For The Slaying Of A Latin American Environmentalist

"Four men have been found guilty in Costa Rica for the killing of a sea turtle conservationist in 2013. The chief of a three-judge panel said the slaying of Jairo Mora Sandoval, who worked for a green group called Widecast, was tied to his activism in a war 'between poachers and environmentalists on the beach.'"

Source: Wash Post, 04/06/2016

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