Category Archives: Environment
The future of farming is safer in farmers’ hands. We must actively fight against agricultural colonialism, where local farmers are enslaved to the global profit demands of corporate agriculture.
Getting rid of plastic, which accounts for 10% of total waste and uses 8% of the global oil supply annually, is a great idea, as long as it is done in a sensible, sustainable way. It’s not difficult to make compelling arguments for saving scarce resources and protecting the planet and all forms of life. Yet Mauritania seems to have missed the mark by a mile with a poor choice of material for its Project Zazou (2013) press announcement.
High on the very long list of taboo subjects in Mauritania is any shadow of doubt or suspicion concerning the cash cows of the mining industry. A recent post highlighted just some of the issues with Canada’s Kinross Gold. Now it’s time to put First Quantum Minerals‘ subsidiary Mauritania Copper Mines (MCM) under the spotlight. The Guelb […]
News of the Prisoners A- Transfers After 3 months in Intel detention, cultural activist Jabar Yebari has been moved to Karoon prison in Ahvaz. Amin Zargarnezhad transferred to solitary in Tabriz prison. B- Arrests/Incarcerations Idris Kaveh, Bohran Keyvanpour, Hamid Parhizkar, Kurdish villagers, arrested in Nei, and Shamzin Ahmadnezhad, Shahoo Partavi, Mohammad-Amin Salimi , Mohammad Savarkar, […]