The EJ Atlas is a teaching, networking and advocacy resource. Strategists, activist organizers, scholars, and teachers will find many uses for the database, as well as citizens wanting to learn more about the often invisible conflicts taking place.
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On every continent there is an increasing frequency and intensity of resistance movements against fossil fuel projects. These interwoven spaces of resistance are Blockadia, along the chain of extraction, transportation and combustion.
This map shows European gas resistance in the context of massive proposed new gas infrastructure that would represent a “Fossil Fuel Lock-in” for Europe and massive public spending through the publically supported “Projects of Common Interest” (PCIs).
Puebla is threatened by mining and dams mostly in indigenous territories. Local residents fear this new hydroelectric "proyecto de muerte" in Sierra Negra may do further damage. There is extreme violence against activists.
Communal landowners from four villages whose land was taken for Sentani Airport disrupted airport operations on several occasions, blocking the runway and taxiway. This action helped secure compensation and recognition of their customary land rights.
The state government of Ekiti, in western Nigeria, sent in bulldozers to clear farmland for an airport. Affected farmers from five villages fought back, organizing a protest and securing a major court victory which halted the project.
Beginning in the mid-1990s peasant farmers were forcibly evicted to make way for Lombok Airport. In 2005 police fired into a crowd of protesters injuring 33 people. The airport commenced operations in 2011 but disputes over plots of land continue.
Villagers are resisting land-grabbing of a large area of farmland, 64,750 hectares, in Igbin Ojo, Ogun State, where a cargo airport is proposed. About 5,000 people from 20 villages could be affected. Farmers have been intimidated, their crops bulldozed.