The five detainees include leaders of the campaign that won the world’s first metals mining ban in 2017 — a ban the cash-strapped government may be moving to overturn.
Institute for Policy Studies calls on Salvadoran government to release from prison leading Water Defenders arrested on January 11
Hundreds of groups around the world worked with the Salvadoran Water Defenders in the successful campaign to save the country’s rivers from toxic gold mining. They join in demanding the release of the five Water Defenders and to allow them to await their trial in their community.
How ordinary people saved a country from corporate greed.
Americans will have to fight hard to protect their water from corporate greed. They can learn a lot from El Salvador.
As cities and states grapple with the spread of coronavirus, activists remind government why water is a human right and not a commodity.
In a rare instance of progressive preemption, the city’s voters told private water corporations to leave them alone.
There have been two giant wins for democracy, human rights, and the environment in an unlikely spot: the small, embattled nation of El Salvador. What lessons can be learned, and can nations and activists build on these two victories?
On 30th March 2017 legislators in El Salvador approved a blanket ban on all metal mining activities in the country – the first country in the world to do so.
Against overwhelming odds, El Salvador won its long battle for water.
From Standing Rock North Dakota to Kentucky, residents are fighting big oil and gas.
While Israelis water their lawns and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinians a few kilometers away are literally dying of thirst.