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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:32 AM

Environmental activists ‘being killed at rate of two a week’

By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
Monday, June 18, 2012 23:58 EDT

The struggle for the world’s remaining natural resources is becoming more murderous, according to a new report that reveals that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011.

The death toll of campaigners, community leaders and journalists involved in the protection of forests, rivers and land has risen dramatically in the past three years, said Global Witness.

Brazil – the host of the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development – has the worst record for danger in a decade that has seen the deaths of more than 737 defenders, said the briefing, which was released on the eve of the high-level segment of the Earth Summit.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/18/environmental-activists-being-killed-at-rate-of-two-a-week/

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lonestarnot Jun 2012 OP
Control-Z Jun 2012 #1
freshwest Jun 2012 #2
left on green only Jun 2012 #3
lonestarnot Jun 2012 #7
Matthew66 Jun 2012 #4
left on green only Jun 2012 #5
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #6

Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:42 AM

1. Oh, fuck.

I had no idea it had already gotten this bad. What will it be like in a few more years?

Just Fuck. (sorry about the language)

K&R

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:12 AM

2. Environmentalists, like all liberal, labor and human rights campaigners are almost always murdered.

We're approaching an critical point where the capitalist system of growth by those who feel entitled to abuse others for wealth and power, or even pleasure, will not be sustainable. All the corporate fake movements to save the planet are shams. We will have to stop this or keep riding on the death train. Where many of us will meet a bad end. We need to the lovers of life on this planet now more than ever.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:46 AM

3. It is now more risky on this planet to be an environmentalist than it is to be a soldier.

And, as I understand it, soldiers are also paid a lot more.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:46 PM

7. I try to avoid lefts on most occassions. Always just stay left.

Not that much more.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:20 AM

4. Spam deleted by tjwmason (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Matthew66 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:13 AM

5. Welcome to DU. nt

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:26 AM

6. Eventually there will be little left to save and greed will have won as

earth becomes one more scorched mass in orbit with no life left.

Then the greed at any cost party can be so damn proud of their accomplished mission, to have wrecked earth.

Frankly, often, I think interplanetary intervention is about all that is going to save this place, and I doubt that's going to happen.

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