Friends of the Earth

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
In response to the Thursday arrest of two local activists as "part of a coordinated attack on those who defend democracy and challenge the petrochemical industry," environmentalists in Louisiana have launched the Defend Democracy Alliance.
"This is a clear instance of the law and law enforcement being used to protect corporations, profit, and property over people."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
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"The evidence is clear: pesticide use is wiping out insect populations and...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A photo from a "keep it in the ground" action at Vattenfall coalmine in Lusatia, Germany appears on the cover a new report on G20 governments financing fossil fuel projects.
"Government money must instead support a just transition from fossil fuels that...


This week - from March 22, World Water Day, to March 30, Palestinian Land Day - marks the first International Week Against Mekorot, an international effort to boycott Israel's national water company and hold it accountable for its grossly discriminatory water practices in Palestine. Following recent victories in Argentina and the Netherlands, the campaign has released a devastating video celebrating "liquid apartheid." Come to Israel, it urges, where Mekorot "makes sure you have all the water...