Protecting Environmental Defenders

One of the first murders of an defender of environmental rights in 2017 was Isidro Balenegro Lopez, a subsistence famer, activist, and leader among the Tarahumara people.  He was a Goldman Environmental Prize winner in 2005 for his peaceful action…

DRC Government Clashes with Catholic Protestors

After Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila failed to step down when his second term ended in December 2016, protests spread quickly through the country. State security forces killed forty anti-Kabila protestors and arrested 460 others after the…