E - Environmental Defenders/Mother Earth Protectors
Environmental Human Rights Defenders/ Mother Earth Protectors are people who
Others refer to them as Mother Earth Rights defenders, environmental
They are often collectives of local community leaders and members, indigenous community leaders, environmental activists, advocates, and others acting to protect the rights and the well-being of their communities, especially by looking after their homes, air, water, land, territory and forests from destruction or contamination. Many of them are Indigenous People.
Their work concerns us all because it carries huge global significance. Being an
According to the NGO Global Witness, in 2017, the latest year for which it has data, almost four environmental defenders were killed each week for protecting their land, wildlife and natural resources. Around 40-50% of all victims come from indigenous and local communities who are defending their lands, and their access to the natural
Environmental Human Rights Defenders/ Mother Earth Protectors speak out and organize against the industrial exploitation of natural resources and usurpation of traditionally-held
G - Global North
According to this model: Richer countries are almost all located in the Northern Hemisphere, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand. More impoverished countries are mostly located in tropical regions and in the Southern Hemisphere.
Disparities of wealth, housing, education, digital media access and numerous other factors underscore the power and privilege enjoyed by the Global North, while the Global South, home to the majority of natural resources and population, is relatively marginalised In economic terms, the North—with one quarter of the world population—controls four-
The North is home to the richest and most economically powerful nations on earth, this includes all the members of the G8 and includes the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Russia.
G - Global South
First, it has traditionally been used within intergovernmental development organizations-
However, within a variety of fields, the Global South has been employed in a post-national sense to address spaces and peoples negatively impacted by contemporary capitalist globalization. In this second definition, the Global South captures a deterritorialized geography of capitalism’s externalities and means to account for subjugated peoples within the borders of wealthier countries, such that there are inequities within the North that are parallel to the division of power and resources between North and South (i.e. Souths in the geographic North and Norths in the geographic South e.g. position of Indigenous peoples, Afrikan Americans and Latinos in Northern Abya Yala, or the position of Aboriginal people in Australia.
It is through this deterritorial conceptualization that a third meaning is attributed to the Global South, in which it refers to the resistant imaginary of a transnational political subject that results from a shared experience of subjugation under contemporary global capitalism
G - Glocal
I - Internationalist Solidarity
P - Pluriversality
S - Self-Determination
W - White Supremacy
White supremacy comes from the belief that white people are better, more intelligent and