Happy International Women’s Day. Normal service will resume tomorrow of course.
Berta Caceres was murdered last week. The Honduran indigenous leader got between rich people andtheir money-making opportunities and paid the price, like at least 116 environmentalists in 2014.
Friends of the Earth has a good piece about “Amazing Women Who Defended the Environment.”
Me, I’d have added Judi Bari, the radical American working-class activist and environmentalist who was dangerous enough to be blown up. (Shades of Fred Hampton – it’s the activists who might get the competing groups of poor seeing beyond their short-term interests to their longer-term interest (in, say, a habitable planet) who are the biggest threat to our lords and masters.)
A female activist you do not hear much about is Karen Silkwood, even though a film was made about her: http://www.biography.com/people/karen-silkwood-9542402#legacy