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The Khmer Rouge, and the US Government. A Khmer Rouge waterboard used for torturing mainly female prisoners. Photo: waterboardingdotorg via Flickr.com.

Torture: Thou shalt not bear honest witness

Alyssa Rohricht

27th January 2014

To date, only one person has been jailed in connection to the US torture program, writes Alyssa Rohricht - the man who blew the whistle. His sentence must now be quashed and this true American hero set free and compensated. more...
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Aung San Suu Kyi: complicity with tyranny

Guy Horton

31st October 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi is the international face of Burma and a global icon of courage, endurance and moral authority. But as Guy Horton reports from Burma, she is now actively colluding with the Burmese military's violent campaigns against minority ethnic and religious groups. more...

Ethical Diamonds: Why the Four "Cs" Need an "O"

4th October 2013

By Gregory Krauss

Human rights attorney Gregory Krauss tells the Ecologist that the diamond industry is still far from ethical, and believes consumers should start demanding stringent regulation, for the sake of both people and the environment ... more...

Badger Cull has brought out the best of British compassion

September 16th, 2013

By Dominic Dyer

The Badger cull debate has become a much wider discussion about our relationship with wildlife and how we value and care for it says Dominic Dyer..... more...

Stepping stones

by Tom Brenan

Tom Brenan discovers a wide range of voices from Earth law proponents around the world...... more...
What's the most sustainable fabric?

Conservative MP 'promoted cotton trade linked to child labour'

Lucy Dunne

2nd January, 2013

A Tory MP has been accused of drumming up support for the controversial Uzbekistan cotton trade campaigners claim is linked to child labour. Lucy Dunne reports more...
Martín von Hildebrand, founding Director of the Fundación Gaia Amazonzas

CAMPAIGN HERO: Martín von Hildebrand on indigenous rights in the Colombian Amazon

Mark Briggs

13th April. 2012

The veteran campaigner talks to the Ecologist about the ongoing struggle to secure indigenous land rights and how he successfully took the Colombian government to court more...

Tainted gold: thousands join protest against Peru's largest ever mining project

Gervase Poulden

17th January, 2012

A US-backed billion-dollar gold mine has attracted thousands of protestors in recent weeks. Many have the poor economic legacy of existing mines fresh in their minds, reports Gervase Pouldon in Cajamarca, Peru more...
SQUASH - Squatters' Action for Secure Homes

Why we need to 'keep squatting legal'

Laura Laker

14th October, 2011

Groups such as Dot Dot Dot and the Squash Campaign are pushing for workable solutions to the UK's housing crisis, but they are up against an anti-squatter media backlash. Laura Laker reports more...
West Papua Campaign

The Smell of Freedom: Lush gets behind the Free West Papua campaign

Ruth Styles

11th October, 2011

West Papua is one of the world’s forgotten conflicts, where human rights violations are endemic. Now Lush has taken up the cause. Ruth Styles has more more...
migrant workers

Bitter harvest: how exploitation and abuse stalks migrant workers on UK farms

Andrew Wasley

10th October, 2011

Migrant workers are vital for meeting the UK's demand for year-round fruit and vegetables. But despite improvements since the Morecambe Bay tragedy, allegations of poor conditions and abuse in the horticulture sector persist. Andrew Wasley reports more...
spices

Spices: the true cost of a kitchen staple

Jeff Holman

24th May, 2011

From habitat loss to human rights abuses; as Jeff Holman discovered, your pepper, saffron and turmeric aren’t quite as innocent as they seem more...

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Take action to green your cuppa!

TAKE ACTION: Campaigns to green your cuppa

Matilda Lee

13th April, 2011

As part of the Ecologist's special investigation into the hidden costs of tea, milk and sugar, here's how to get involved in cleaning up your cuppa more...
David Were, Hands of Love, Kenya

Human Rights Watch film festival: young film-makers tackle eco-issues

Matilda Lee

30th March, 2011

From the next Erin Brokovitch, to a group of teens cleaning up Kenya's Kibera slum, a clutch of innovative youth film-makers are documenting crucial issues and demanding social and environmental justice more...

How secretive government agency funded BP pipeline blighted by human rights allegations

Sarah Bentley

15th March, 2011

The Export Credit Guarantee Department is accused of underwriting unethical and carbon-intensive business deals in developing countries and operating with a lack of transparency - charges it denies. more...
Bringsty Common

One man's remarkable journey to gain access rights to his local common

Chris Baker

28th January, 2011

When Tom Fisher applied for commoners' rights to graze a goat and take firewood from his local common in Bringsty, he had little idea it would lead him on an eight-month delve around England's labyrinthine Commons Act more...
Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

EU seal fur ban 'sends message' to those profiting from trade

Tom Levitt

29th October, 2010

Campaigners and MEPs say legal challenges by hunters and seal traders will not succeed to overturning the new EU wide ban on the trade in seal products more...
Deforestation

Ecocide: making environmental destruction a criminal offence

David Hawkins

28th July, 2010

Lawyer Polly Higgins is spearheading a campaign to have 'ecocide' recognised by the UN as an international crime against peace. But how will this work in practice? more...
Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall: I'm not going to fight for animal rights

Laura Sevier

12th April, 2010

The renowned primatologist and conservationist on the need for scientific empathy, the impact of economic development, and why children give her hope for the future more...
Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce: overpopulation worries are a potentially racist distraction

Matilda Lee

2nd February, 2010

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of the new book Peoplequake, on why overconsumption is the key issue, the need for relaxed immigration laws, and why men should look after children more...
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Using the law to protect the environment

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Investigation into the dangers faced by lawyers who champion human rights and environmental justice. more...
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The struggle to report on Tibet's environment

Andrew Wasley

1st May, 2009

Reporting from the frontline of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at the environmental situation in Tibet. more...
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CASE STUDY: from campaign group to Westminster

Dixe Wills

20th March, 2009

From chasing endangered parrots to hunting for the environmental holy grail with Friends of the Earth, one of Britain's pre-eminent eco campaigners wants to take his quest for a better, greener world to the halls of Westminster.
Dixe Wills meets a man on a mission
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Enshrining legal rights for the planet

Polly Higgins

10th December, 2008

Just as the humanitarian crisis of the Second World War gave birth to the swift implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago in 1948, we now have a planetary crisis that needs to be addressed with equal urgency. Now is the time to call for a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights. more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...

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