http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfFP9ld4UJY The ongoing "junglistan" signing campaign of Greenpeace India is a symbolic one as it calls for a united struggle against indiscriminate mining and destruction of our forests. People are being urged to become citizens of a new country: Junglistan - the country of the forests. Every citizen of junglistan is given a passport and as responsible citizens of this new country, they are urged to pledge to protect the 'junglistan' from mining by asking the government to keep the forests intact. And now, Greenpeace India volunteers have gone Kolavering with an interesting green version of kolaveri di, to raise further awareness and get more signatories. Click here if you support 'Why this Koyla Mining di' and to take the Junglistan citizenship!
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The most popular lakes of NCR have disappeared. The 2 billion year old water bodies of the Aravallis – Surajkund, Badkhal and Damdama, have all dried up. This film looks at the nexus between the corrupt bureaucracy with the construction and the mining mafia. With exclusive bytes from Retired Forest officers, Environmentalists and Scientists, we piece together the whole story behind the current mess. This film opens with a few short interviews, which talk about what led to the disappearance of the lakes due to illegal & irresponsible mining and construction of farm houses in the notified forest area of the Aravallis. We talk to experts on the principle of sustainable mining and through their comments, the land-mafia-ad
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Last Stand of Niyamraja In defense of their faith and our collective future, one of the world’s earliest indigenous groups, the Kondhs, in Orissa’s Niyamgiri are fighting to save the Niyamgiri Hills from being dug out for bauxite by a multinational mining giant. This struggle has taken the voice of a small community that has lived a sustainable life for many generations from the pristine forests of Orissa to the head office of the company in London. The Kondh tribal worship the mountain as their God and know that its perennial streams and bountiful forests have allowed them to live with dignity for thousands of years. This is in sharp contrast to their fellow tribesmen who live downhill -- displaced, battered an
Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change. As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market). Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Dilli Haat A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of
The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a two-day symposium (April 26th and 27th 2007) on Mining, People and Environment. Only for practising journalists. Click here fore more details CSE will also be releasing its new publication on the subject at the symposium.