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Leader of community resistance to hydro project abducted and arrested

In the morning of Friday September 27, government agents abducted community leader Maynor Lopez in his home town, the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Mr Lopez is a well-known activist and leader of local resistance to the hydroelectric project Santa Cruz, managed by the Spanish company Hidralia SA through its subsidiary Hidro Santa Cruz.

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Reaction to IPCC Climate Report

STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), September 27, 2013 – Commenting on a landmark review of climate change science released today [1], Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Friends of the Earth International Climate Justice and Energy Coordinator said: “The world’s scientists have spoken, affirming once again and now with absolute certainty that climate change caused by humans is happening and that it poses a severe and immediate threat to our future and that of the planet."

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Human rights crisis in Honduras

September 25 was the deadline for an important defense appeal: Berta Caceres has been sentenced to serve time in prison and her colleagues' freedom of movement has been curtailed. And why? Because they stood up for a local community, the Lenca people, who were not consulted about the construction of a hydroelectric project on their lands. Let the Honduran authorities know that this violation of human rights is not acceptable. We firmly believe that Berta Cáceres's life is in danger if she is sent to prison.

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Letter from Russian social and ecological organizations to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

The Russian Federal Security Bureau Border Service has detained the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise while it was situated in international waters in the vicinity of the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, and is now escorting the ship to the port of Murmansk.

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Update: Honduran court calls for the imprisonment of activist Bertha Cáceres

Honduran and international social movements have spoken out against the sentencing of Bertha Cáceres , Aureliano Molina and Thomas Gomez, members of COPINH members (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) last Friday, September 20. They were charged with theft, coercion and damage to DESA , a company implementing a hydroelectric project in the ancestral lands of the indigenous Lenca.

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Urgent Action Needed As Scientists Warn On Scale of Climate Crisis

STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), September 20, 2013 – Commenting on a forthcoming key science report on climate change, Friends of the Earth International warns that this report will confirm the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis. [1]

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The financial sector's hostile take over of nature

Surprising as it may seem, many environmentalists are opposed to large-scale tree plantations.

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The dangers of standing up for human rights and the environment in Honduras

Three activists from Honduras will go to court tomorrow (September 20) on trumped-up charges brought by the government. The false charges are a government response to their organization's peaceful efforts to defend community lands, indigenous knowledge, and the local ecosystem. The Honduran government has often proven sensitive to international pressure. Let's put the pressure on again. Please sign and SHARE this petition far and wide!

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