The global assault on environmental rights behind Jason Kenney's war - 2019-09-13

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F99.png The global assault on environmental rights behind Jason Kenney's war September 13, 2019, Sandy Garossino, Opinion, National Observer

It's no coincidence that during a speech on Tuesday Jason Kenney described in glowing terms how harshly Russia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran deal with environmental dissidents. It couldn't be more apparent where his political instincts lie.

As environmental citizen groups and non-profit organizations race against time to mount a co-ordinated international response to climate change, they're encountering a formidable new threat: their own governments.

When Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro proclaimed in August that environmentalists set the Amazon ablaze over a foreign funding fracas, he didn't pull the accusation out of thin air.

Authoritarian governments moving in lockstep to discredit environmentalists

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