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They’ve been exploited by their government and oil companies for decades — now it’s time for justice

Since March 2013, four major river basins in the Peruvian Amazon have been declared environmental and humanitarian crisis zones. And after decades of oil exploitation, Peruvian communities are still fighting back — several are raising their voices to demand that Petroperú clean up its act before the company tries to renew its license for oil... (More...)
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People Surge: to Rage and Love for Justice

It was plastered all over our nation’s news and even broke into the global reports: the inspiring strength to rise up, resurge and demand justice despite their tragic losses was displayed by the People Surge, an alliance of Super Typhoon Haiyan survivors and their supporters.   I have witnessed the increasing poverty in the most impacted... (More...)
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After the murder of four Asheninka leaders in Peru, activists are still fighting to defend the forest

Edwin Chota and three other leaders died defending the forest that sustains their communities from illegal loggers trying to gut the Amazon. Through accounts from families and friends, the short film below tells the story of their battle for land titling and of the activists that are still fighting. Watch the video below, and find... (More...)
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Jon Stewart shreds televised coverage of the People’s Climate March and then explains why it’s so ridiculous we need to march in the first place

Try not to fall out of your seat with laughter as Jon Stewart burns the bumbling televised media coverage of the People’s Climate March and uses a cup of water and a bowl of ice to give the high-school science lessons some of us (ahem) clearly never got. This clip from Monday evening’s edition of... (More...)
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