Global Justice Ecology Project

What differentiates Global Justice Ecology Project from most groups is our holistic approach to organizing.  We believe that the compartmentalization of issues is enabling corporations and conservative forces to keep movements for change divided and powerless.  We strive to identify and address the common roots to the issues of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination as a means to achieve a fundamental transformation toward a society based on egalitarian ideals and grounded in ecology.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees
New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an astounding 280,000 individual comments , as well as 500 organizations...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees
Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved in the U.S. The U.S. Department of...
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Declaration against REDD to be presented at World Forestry Congress
We, local communities, peasants movements, Indigenous Peoples and civil society organizations from Africa and all over the world, call upon the United Nations, the World Forestry Congress, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank and states to reject top-down forms of development...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Genetically Engineered Trees for Bioenergy Pose Major Threat to Southern Forests
In response to industry plans to develop eucalyptus plantations across the US South[1], environmental groups[2] are raising serious concerns about the impacts of eucalyptus plantations on forests, rural communities, wildlife and the climate - especially if those trees are genetically engineered.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Campaign to Target GE Trees at Occupy Monsanto Conference
The Campaign to Stop GE Trees will participate in the Occupy Monsanto conference here on September 16-17 to sound the alarm about the dangers genetically engineered trees pose to communities, wildlife and forests. The campaign asserts that Monsanto is complicit in this emerging hazard.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
Green (Greed) Economy Alive and Well in the Hotels of Rio de Janeiro
Concurrent to the multilateral government negotiations happening at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development are bilateral negotiations and so-called "public-private partnerships" being driven by corporate conglomerates such as the Consumer Goods Forum--a global industry network of 650 corporations that have combined sales of over US$3 trillion. [1]
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Instability in Genetically Engineered Tree Company Indicated with ArborGen Shake Up
Last week on March 14, ArborGen, a leader in genetically engineered tree research and development, experienced a major shake up when its Board announced "new leadership changes at its senior executive level," [1] after the failure of the company to go public on the NASDAQ in 2011. [2] Most significantly, Barbara Wells, their CEO and President since 2002 was replaced.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Native Americans Protest Keystone XL From A Cage
Native American’s gathering in Cushing, OK for a planned Thursday protest of President Obama’s anticipated words of praise for the Keystone XL pipeline will be forced by local authorities to hold their event in a cage erected in Memorial Park. The protestors were stunned that their community, so long mistreated, would be insulted in such an open manner instead of being given the same freedom of speech expected by all Americans simply for taking a stance consistent with their values.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Environmental, Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights Groups Reject International Offsets in California's Global Warming Solutions Act
The California Air Resources Board meets tomorrow in Sacramento, CA to announce the findings of its evaluation of alternatives to Cap and Trade in AB32, the state's Global Warming Solutions Act. Environmental, indigenous peoples' and human rights groups warn that outsourcing the state's emissions reductions through carbon offsets will shift the responsibility for the climate crisis from industry to under-resourced communities, both in California and abroad.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Genetically Engineered Tree Company ArborGen Decides Not to Go Public with Stocks
The genetically engineered tree (GE tree) company ArborGen, a joint project of timber corporations International Paper (NYSE: IP), MeadWestvaco (NYSE: MWV) and Rubicon (NZSE: RBC.NZ ), decided suddenly yesterday to change its plans and not sell shares in ArborGen publicly on the NASDAQ exchange. [1]
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