[fyeg_gen-l] fyeg_gen-l Digest, Vol 219, Issue 1

Barry James Mitchell mitchellbarryjames at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 10:46:12 CET 2018


Dear Sofia and FYEG,

I read your article with much interest. I particularly appreciate your
opening statement with regards to cross-border solidarity.

Admittedly my concrete knowledge of the ecological struggle is quite
limited. In South Africa, we tend to negate the importance of this, partly
because of a lack of consciousness and partly because we tend to miss the
link between ecological struggles with that of class inequalities. We are
also heavily burdened by what we characterize as the "Triple Crisis" -
unemployment, inequality and poverty (with a fourth crisis of rampant
gender-based violence), subjectively, I feel that the quadruple crisis
tends to channel all of our mobilization efforts towards tackling these
challenges - hence the negation of organizing and spreading consciousness
around critical ecological struggles.

There are however some grassroots movements that are making significant
headway. Tackling major foreign direct investment corporations that are
running amok in our communities.
I have attached some links to articles that express some of these
conditions as well as recent community actions that have taken place:

*Residents say fertiliser manufacturing plant is harming their health*
https://www.groundup.org.za/article/kwathema-residents-protest-cleaner-air/

*Xolobeni judgment is vital to land debate*
https://www.groundup.org.za/article/xolobeni-judgment-vital-land-debate/

*Wild Coast mine blocked by Pretoria court*
https://www.groundup.org.za/article/wild-coast-mine-stopped-pretoria-court/

Kind regards

Barry James Mitchell
+34 658 088 972



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> Greetings,
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> an article
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> https://www.evnreport.com/raw-unfiltered/why-green-policies-are-not-green-for-everyone
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> was recently published regarding some unsustainable projects in Armenia,
> Lebanon, supported by international institutions and organizations pushing
> for sustainability.
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> If this might be of interest to you, would be great if you circulate it.
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> Thanks,
> Sofia
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