NGO demands to stop work on weir across Narmada river, begun “without environmental clearance”

In a strongly worded letter to the secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, top Gujarat-based environmental body Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti (PSS) has demanded to “stop the construction of Garudeshwar weir” “immediately”. This is being constructed across the Narmada river, about 12 km downstream of the Narmada dam. Citing a letter written by a senior official attached with the Narmada Control Authority (NCA), … Continue reading NGO demands to stop work on weir across Narmada river, begun “without environmental clearance”

The inconvenient truth about greenwashing

A discussion initiated by activist, author and filmmaker Naomi Klein has raised important questions for the environmental movement, from the character of mainstream groups to the strategies of the left. Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis and a participant in the ecosocialist coalition System Change Not Climate Change, responds to the debate in this first installment of a three-part … Continue reading The inconvenient truth about greenwashing

OPPOSE THE PRIVATIZATION OF WATER IN DELHI

OPPOSE THE CAPTURING OF THE COMMONS FOR PRIVATE PROFIT Friends, In recent weeks, the Delhi government has initiated a series of measures that would result in widening and deepening the corporate control of water and water distribution in Delhi. Basically the government is considering handing over the distribution of water, billing, and revenue collection to large private corporations. The measures include the following: – a … Continue reading OPPOSE THE PRIVATIZATION OF WATER IN DELHI