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Global Witness


Watchdog Groups Call on Congress and Federal Regulators to Impose Moratorium on Facebook's Proposed Cryptocurrency

According to 33 national organizations, the project "raises profound questions about national sovereignty, corporate power, consumer protection, competition policy, monetary policy, privacy, and more."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Ahead of Bolsonaro's Inauguration in Brazil, Groups Vow to Fight 'Hateful Rhetoric and Acts of Violence, Intimidation, or Persecution'

"The election of right-wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's next president represents a crisis for indigenous rights, the Amazon rainforest, and our global climate."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Nearly Four Eco-Defenders Killed Per Week in 2017 Amid 'Ruthless Scramble' for Resources

"Until companies, investors, and governments genuinely include communities in decisions around the use of their land and natural resources, the people who dare to speak out will continue to face violence, imprisonment, and loss of life."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


With at Least 200 Killed, 2016 Was Deadliest Year Ever for Earth Defenders

New report finds 'activists are being murdered, attacked, and criminalized by the very people who are supposed to protect them'

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·