Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold landmark hearing on extractive industries, rights, and climate change in the Caribbean

Environmental justice – and climate justice – and related human rights issues are pushing themselves further and further forward in the regional agenda. On October 8, the United Nations Security Council “recognized, for the first time, that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.” High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet … More Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold landmark hearing on extractive industries, rights, and climate change in the Caribbean

“Nature is our lifeline”: A young indigenous Surinamese woman speaks during Caribbean Tree Planting Week

Caribbean Tree Planting Week (July 5 – 11, 2021) was diverse, vibrant, packed with valuable information, and full of youthful energy. Two sessions per day for a week, it covered a great range of topics – centred on nature-based solutions and climate action in the form of tree planting. One of the participants on the … More “Nature is our lifeline”: A young indigenous Surinamese woman speaks during Caribbean Tree Planting Week

Environmental Defenders are Fighting for Humanity – We Must Fight for Them, Too

Defenders of the Earth. That’s what they are. They stand up to the might of huge multinational firms, the governments that are often in their pockets, criminals, poachers and illegal loggers. They are community members, mothers, fathers. They do not only defend forests and rivers, endangered species and “protected” areas. They also defend the rights … More Environmental Defenders are Fighting for Humanity – We Must Fight for Them, Too

AtoZChallengeJamaica M is for Maroons

Originally posted on Jamaica: Political Economy:
Sadly, I know little about Maroon history and culture, probably like many Jamaicans. I’m familiar with Nanny, one of our?National Heroes. Cudjoe…Accompong…the Abeng. Blowing the Abeng (Image courtesy The Jamaica Gleaner.) I attended?UWI’s?launch last week of the new McIntyre/Nettleford scholarship fund, pushing?new initiatives to make the university more relevant…