Nick Meynen

Nick Meynen writes blogs and books on topics like environmental justice, globalization and human-nature relationships. He also works as project officer at the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). When he’s not wandering in the activist universe and his Facebook page is dead, he’s probably walking in nature.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It’s Not Just Drug Dealers That Need to Worry About Inspiration Trump Took From Duterte
Killing drug dealers through the courts , as US President Donald Trump has just proposed, is one step closer to the drugs policy in the Philippine—where President Rodrigo Duterte supports a killing spree even outside the court system. But if Duterte inspired Trump more broadly during his recent...
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Ashish Kothari, the chairman of Greenpeace India and a long-time NBA ally explained that the movement is not just about being against dams. “What the NBA stands for is an economy that ensures dignified livelihoods, social justice, and ecological sustainability, and in particular an economy that benefits the hundreds of millions of people who have been left behind or displaced by the kind of 'development' that the Sardar Sarovar Dam represents." Views
Friday, August 04, 2017
India’s Authorities Are Drowning 40,000 Families
International support for the Narmada Bachao Andolan or NBA movement, who defends the interests of the dam affected people in the Narmada valley, is pouring in. A letter to Prime Minister Modi send on 4 August was signed by civil society organisations from 29 countries asking him to order a...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
How This Earth Activist Risked All and Won Everything
Two men coming all the way from the Indian jungle admired the most sacred site of London: St. Paul's Cathedral. They checked the rock quality, deemed it perfect and asked for the London mining authorities. That day, an newspaper-ad showed a demolition crane smashing the St Paul's Cathedral. The...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Shock and Awe, The Chevron Way
With pockets deep enough, you can buy justice. That’s what Chevron assumes since they lost a $9.5 billion verdict at the Supreme Court of Ecuador in 2013. But can Chevron justify their mockery of the justice system at the shareholder meeting on Wednesday, May 25th? Some shareholders are gearing up...
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Saturday, February 06, 2016
The Epic Battle To Get Justice From Chevron
“We’re in front of the International Criminal Court now! We’re just about to get in. I’ll let you know when it’s done.” He hung up, went in and dropped the time bomb in an office. Forty minutes later he called again. “We did it!” The bomb, 50 pages long , had travelled all the way from the polluted...
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Monday, June 22, 2015
Sue for the Climate: Will a Dutch Court Kickstart a Wave of Action?
In 2009, The Guardian published a cartoon depicting a tormented old man with a haggard-looking girl sitting on his lap, who asks him: “Grandpa, what did you do in the war against climate change?” One dad can reply, “Well, honey, I was the first to sue my government for it.” That might just qualify...
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