August 2, 2018 11:52 AM   Subscribe

Meet the brave men and women standing up for their land and our environment in the face of violence and threats

The food on our plates, the rings on our fingers and the wooden furniture in our homes: all too often there is a violent reality behind household items we use everyday.

As agribusiness booms, tropical forests are logged and mining continues to deliver huge revenue to major global corporations, there are increasingly brutal attacks on land and environmental defenders - the men and women who dare to oppose unscrupulous governments, companies and investors profiting from their land, in what is a grossly unequal struggle.
posted by poffin boffin (3 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
quick note on the layout of the article: the page scrolling is a bit unusual, some parts of the article can only be scrolled right on top of the main text body.
posted by poffin boffin at 11:54 AM on August 2, 2018

You can also click on the Slow Connection? link at the top-right of the page to save you from the way too fancy web design
posted by NoMich at 12:02 PM on August 2, 2018 [3 favorites]

Arrrgghhh! This article seems really important, and I want to read it very much! I can't get it to work at all on my phone, so I'll have to wait until I can get to my computer. Thanks for posting it though.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 4:02 PM on August 2, 2018

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