A Community-Centered Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

A Community-Centered Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Bonnie Barclay at +1.323.363.4874 or bbarclay@internationalrivers.org International Rivers condemns the recent and historic violence and harassment towards Asian Americans in the United States. We have signed the below statement in solidarity. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to sign on here. The brutal murders in Atlanta, Georgia are a…

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Why Recognize a River’s Rights? Behind the scenes of the Magpie River case in Canada.

Why Recognize a River’s Rights? Behind the scenes of the Magpie River case in Canada.

By: Pier-Olivier, SNAP Quebec; Monti Aguirre, International Rivers; Grant Wilson Earth Law Center Lire en Français Keywords: environment, conservation, rivers, protection, law, Nature, Magpie, legal personhood, First Nations, municipalities On February 23, the Muteshekau-shipu Alliance, of which SNAP Québec is a member, announced that “legal personhood” had been granted to the Magpie River – a…

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Op-Ed | Women Bear the Highest Cost of Injustice

Op-Ed | Women Bear the Highest Cost of Injustice

By: Pai Deetes, Regional Campaigns and Communications Director, Southeast Asia ProgramInternational Rivers Op-ed originally published on Bangkok Post Soithip, an ethnic Karen-Thai woman from Bang Kloi in the Kaeng Krachan Forest, was among 22 villagers who were rounded up last Friday by state authorities and put behind bars at the Phetchaburi Provincial Prison. Returning to…

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Welcome to our new Board Members: Sharon Khan & Carlo Scapinelli!

Welcome to our new Board Members: Sharon Khan & Carlo Scapinelli!

Compiled by, Melina Selverston At International Rivers we strive constantly to improve our capacity to defend rivers and river communities. It is critical to continue to invite diverse and experienced volunteers to provide support and leadership to our staff. In this vein, please join International Rivers in welcoming two new members to our Board of…

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Damming Rivers Is Terrible for Human Rights, Ecosystems, and Food Security

Damming Rivers Is Terrible for Human Rights, Ecosystems, and Food Security

By: Deborah Moore, International Rivers Board Member Darryl Knudsen, Executive Director Michael Simon, former Senior Director of Strategy This article was originally featured on Truthout There’s some good news amid the grim global pandemic: At long last, the world’s largest dam removal is finally happening. The landmark agreement, which was finalized in November 2020 between farmers, tribes and…

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PRESS RELEASE | Coalition Submits Amicus Brief in Nangaritza Case Calling for a Bold Application of the Rights of Nature in Ecuador

PRESS RELEASE | Coalition Submits Amicus Brief in Nangaritza Case Calling for a Bold Application of the Rights of Nature in Ecuador

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2021 Contacts: Constanza Prieto Figelist (cpfigelist@earthlaw.org, +1-202-621-3877) Grant Wilson (gwilson@earthlaw.org, +1-510-566-1063) QUITO, ECUADOR—This week, a coalition of forest experts, river protectors, and law professors submitted an amicus brief to Ecuador’s Constitutional Court calling for a robust application of the “Rights of Nature” to protect the Upper Nangaritza River Basin Protected Forest…

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Book Review | Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative approaches and their implications (Islam, 2020)

Book Review | Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative approaches and their implications (Islam, 2020)

By Darryl Knudsen, International Rivers Executive Director As the executive director of International Rivers, I highly recommend Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and their Implications by Professor S. Nazrul Islam (2020). Whether you are just getting started on your journey to becoming a river activist or you are already an expert in water policy…

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2020 Year in Review: Building a new paradigm for our rivers

2020 Year in Review: Building a new paradigm for our rivers

At the end of a difficult year, I encourage us all to meditate and reflect on rivers, which endlessly flow, which cleanse and renew, and which nourish and sustain life for us all.  From the Mekong region to the Amazon and Patagonia, authoritarian regimes and profit-hungry corporations have been using the pandemic as cover to…

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River Poems By Poet Laureate Robert Hass

River Poems By Poet Laureate Robert Hass

Poet Laureate Robert Hass is joining us live on December 16 at 5pm pacific for our 2020 end of the year event “Rivers Unite Us” for a live reading. A RIVER from “The State of the Planet” The people who live in Tena, on the Napo River, Say that the black, viscous stuff that pools in…

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