Testimonies of Justice
Videos on justice from faculty and visiting speakers at the University of East Anglia. Recorded and edited by the Global Environmental Justice Group/ DEV-UEA.
Environmental justice scholars and activists from all over the world talk about their definition and approach to environmental Justice.
Music: America Latina, by Calle 13
Song and Video on Latin American socio-environmental struggles and environmental conflicts by Calle 13 (with English subtitles).
Videos-films: Como las nubes, compartir el silencio (in Spanish)
Chihuahua es uno de los Estados que menos lluvia registra al año. Como solución a la escasez de agua el gobierno ha planteado la construcción de presas. En el año 2011 CONAGUA decidió construir una en territorio rarámuri sin ninguna autorización. Ante esta invasión del territorio, el pequeño poblado de Gomarachi decidió organizarse para detener el proyecto. El resultado no fue una gran lucha legal ni estallido social, sino una serie de reflexiones que develan su historia y su forma de ver el mundo. Con este choque de ideas en torno al problema del agua nos cuestionamos: ¿Realmente son las presas una solución?
Tools: Territories of life
A video toolkit for indigenous peoples about land and rights http://www.lifemosaic.net/eng/tol/
The Territories of Life toolkit is a series of 10 short videos that share stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the frontline of the global rush for land. The Territories of Life toolkit is being shared freely with thousands of communities around the world whose territories are central to their way of being. These include: Communities that are facing large-scale development projects; Communities that have already lost part or all of their territory; Communities that have secure rights to their territory.
The videos are also a tool to build the capacity of NGOs and community-based organisations. The videos can also be screened to government officials and other people whose work relates to or affects indigenous peoples and forests, as well as in schools, universities and other public events.
Vikalp Sangam website
Vikalp Sangam website – http://www.vikalpsangam.org/
Name ‘Vikalp Sangam’ is Hindi for ‘Alternatives Confluence’. As the world hurtles towards greater ecological devastation, inequalities, and social conflicts, the biggest question facing us is: are there alternative ways of meeting human needs and aspirations, without trashing the earth and without leaving half of humanity behind?
Across India (as in the rest of the world), this question is being answered by a multitude of grassroots and policy initiatives: from meeting basic needs in ecologically sensitive ways to decentralised governance and producer-consumer movements, from rethinking urban and rural spaces towards sustainability to struggles for social and economic equity. (Watch a slidehow showing how our lifestyles are trashing the earth and some of the alternatives that have come up.)