More than 200 environmental activists were murdered last year as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on Tuesday.
Global Witness said it had documented 207 cases where activists were killed while trying to protect land from development, often for the production of consumer staples such as coffee and palm oil, making 2017 the deadliest year on record for environmentalists....
The watchdog said it had found evidence that government actors -- soldiers or police -- were responsible for 53 of the deaths....
Global Witness' report on environmentalist killings documents harrowing crimes around the world against communities daring to speak out against big businesses and government-led development.
These include murder, but also death threats, intimidation, arrests, cyber attacks, sexual assault and lawsuits.
The folks at Free Republic think this is hilarious:
Were they visiting chiraq?
Somehow, I’m not feeling bad for them.
AGW heatstroke no doubt....
Don’t trespass on others’ land and refuse to leave.
It sounds like upping the bag limit was helpful.
The UN should increase it again, next year.
Gee that many are killed on a three day weekend in Chicago.
Like the joke about 1,000 lawyers chained under water, “it’s a good start”.
They musta pissed off Hillary somehow
“Record 207 environmental activists killed last year”
Unfortunately, I don’t think that is in the US.
“It sounds like upping the bag limit was helpful.”
Where can we get tags and is there a bounty?
But let's write a dozen more op-eds about left-wing incivility.
(Originally published at No More Mr. Nice Blog)