Category: Kelly Swing

Local Protesters Are Killing Big Oil and Mining Projects Worldwide

May 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kelly Swing, Newsmakers 0 comments

Motherboard
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Multinational corporations are infamous for pushing native people off their land in order to open a new gold mine, extract oil, or otherwise extract local resources…

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“There’s been a big change in the mentality of indigenous people—things like Facebook are allowing them to not be as naive. They look at what has happened in, say, Peru, and see that their culture has gone to hell in a handbasket. All of a sudden, gifts the companies offer, like boats and education and modern medicine aren’t the panacea they used to seem.”

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Rain Forest vs. Big Business and Oil

May 5th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kelly Swing, Newsmakers 0 comments

The Guardian Express
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There are some who don’t think that oil companies are evil, that their only concern is to make money, and never consider the consequences of their greed…

Expert quote:

“I definitely see this as a human rights issue. I think it’s very sad to say that most human rights issues don’t really come to be recognized as human rights issues until people start to die.”

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Tribes in Ecuador will fight rainforest auction

May 3rd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kelly Swing, NBC Today Show, Newsmakers 0 comments

NBC “Today Show”
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