Sian Cowman

Sian is from Ireland and holds an honours BSc in International Development and Food Policy from University College Cork. She has been involved in the Irish and European anti-fracking campaigns. She also sits on the board of Friends of the Earth Ireland. Before becoming active in the environmental and climate justice movements, Sian worked in permaculture and shelter-making.

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Monday, March 14, 2016
For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are 'Worse than Colonization'
Early in the morning of March 3, Berta Cáceres was assassinated as she slept. A world-renowned environmental activist, Berta had been a driving force in protecting the lands and waters of rural communities in Honduras. Among the many victories of the organization she founded was the delay of a...
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Monday, August 31, 2015
How Extreme Energy Leads to Extreme Politics
As corporations and governments around the world scramble to access harder-to-reach fossil fuels in fracking wells and tar sands, the struggles of communities on the front lines of this expansion of extractivism are becoming more extreme — and more visible. And so is the backlash against any who...
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