26 images5th of June Freedom March Demonstration in front of the EU institution in Luxembourg broken up by police forces. Setting off from Strasbourg on 18th May, 250+ refugees and "sans-papiers" based in various European countries will together cover a distance of around 500 km, through France, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium, arriving in Brussels on 20th June. A "March For Freedom" to raise awareness and capture the attention of European leaders, highlighting the plight of migrants in time for the European Parliament elections and the European Council Summit on Migration Policy.
15 images7,5 km long human chain to protest against the expansion of Garzweiler open pit coal mine. The mine currently has a size of 48 km² and is operated by RWE. Over 7000 people in surrounding villages lost or will lose their home. Lignite – also known as brown coal – power stations currently make up more than 10% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions.
40 imagesSince 2007, a small village in South Korea has led a non-violent resistance against the construction of a naval base adjacent to a UNESCO biosphere reserve. The naval base project on the island of Jeju was launched in 2007 during the Roh Moo-hyun administration (2003-2008). It has developed into one of the most contentious issues in South Korea as opposition parties, environmental groups and activists have staged strong protests against it. Since construction of the base started in the village of Gangjeong, residents and activists from around South Korea have been obstructing the entrance to the building site daily in order to hinder and delay construction. Since 2009, 589 people have been arrested and 493 activists charged (data December 2012). This project, conducted in November and December 2012 was supported by Peaceworkers US