Students of the Arts HKU Explain on Anti-Chevron Day: Oil in Your Food, Water and Lands Was and Will Never Be Normal

Between 1964 and 1990 oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) contributed to one of the biggest environmental disasters in the history. A gigantic oil spill contaminated an area of 4,800 square kilometres of the Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador. It destroyed the lands of 30,000 indigenous people and farmers, and the biodiversity in the area. For over … Continue reading Students of the Arts HKU Explain on Anti-Chevron Day: Oil in Your Food, Water and Lands Was and Will Never Be Normal

CPJ.org: Trial of detained Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora indefinitely delayed

April 30, 2019 2:25 PM ET Miami, April 30, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today renewed its calls for Nicaraguan authorities to immediately released detained journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora. Their trial, which was scheduled to begin yesterday, was instead postponed without a new date set, according to local news reports, here … Continue reading CPJ.org: Trial of detained Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora indefinitely delayed

Welcome to Simone: Our New 2019 Summer Intern

With a strong interest in conflict resolution and peace-building, Simone Hanrath (BA Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology 2015-2018; MA Cultural Diplomacy 2019-2020) is a driven intern at the Crowd Versus. Having organised various intercultural activities, and participated within the Shelter City project as a personal assistant to displaced Human Rights defenders, Human- and Land Rights … Continue reading Welcome to Simone: Our New 2019 Summer Intern

Buzzfeed: Monsanto Ordered To Pay $2 Billion To Couple With Cancer

The jury award marked the latest and most devastating blow to the agrochemical giant over its popular Roundup brand weed killer. Published by www.BuzzFeedNews.com 13 May 2019 at 18.42 GMT-5 Written by: Salvador Hernandez BuzzFeed News Reporter Stephanie K. Baer BuzzFeed News Reporter A California jury awarded $2 billion on Monday to an elderly couple … Continue reading Buzzfeed: Monsanto Ordered To Pay $2 Billion To Couple With Cancer

We Support the People of Ecuador

We, the students of the HKU (University of the Arts Utrecht), are working on a special project to support the case ‘The Crowd vs. Chevron oil spill in Ecuador.’ We made a substance that looks like oil and it works! Soon you will discover what it’s for… Check below for more information about the Chevron … Continue reading We Support the People of Ecuador

Champions of free speech for World Press Freedom Day 2019: Jover Laurio

Published 2 May 2019 by Deutsche Welle, link here On World Press Freedom Day 2019, some of DW’s champions of free speech speak their minds on the importance of press freedom in the world. Jover Laurio, a blogger from the Philippines, is one of them.  “Hi, I am Jover, a blogger, an ordinary citizen, and … Continue reading Champions of free speech for World Press Freedom Day 2019: Jover Laurio

Request to Revise Original Sentence for Cóndor Mirador Tailings Dams

Plenum of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador, Distinguished Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador,Re: Revision of sentenceDavid Frederick Dene and Julio Prieto Méndez, in our capacity as United Nations experts on the Rights of Nature, respectfully allow us to point out a judgment that we consider worthy of selection and review by this Court … Continue reading Request to Revise Original Sentence for Cóndor Mirador Tailings Dams

Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected Communities

“We Know Our Lives Are in Danger” First published by Human Rights Watch, April 16, 2019 Photo credit: Activists from mining communities protesting at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on August 24, 2018, KwaZulu-Natal. © 2018 Rob Symons South Africa: Activists in Mining Areas Harassed Government, Companies Should Protect Environment Defenders I know I am on the … Continue reading Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected Communities

Open Letter to the General Public and Young People of the United Kingdom

Published 26 April 2018 Last week, to be precise, 18 April 2019, saw the release of David Attenborough’s program, entitled ‘Climate Change – The Facts’. It screened prime-time on the BBC channel and concerned the state of our Earth. Additionally, this documentary features the work of the ex-NASA scientist, Dr. James Hansen. On 19 April … Continue reading Open Letter to the General Public and Young People of the United Kingdom