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Citizen Groups: Organizations Race and Climate Change

citizen groups: Here is the video of jkenney making remarks in Fort McMurray today about the jailing of Greenpeace activists is Russia ableg Michelle Bellefontaine MBellefontaine September 10, 2019As 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, according to National Observer. 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. It couldn't be more apparent where his political instincts lie. Authoritarian governments moving in lockstep to discredit environmentalists Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing Foreign funding has emerged as a powerful propaganda cudgel for governments to turn on environmental and human rights activists around the world. In Narendra Modi's India, where flooding and drought threaten more than 100 million lives, a 2014 intelligence report called dissident environmental and human rights organizations a threat to national security, accusing them of serving as tools for foreign policy interests. The leader of Russia's Ecodefense sought political asylum in Germany this June to avoid imprisonment in Putin's ruthless crackdown on environmental groups designated as foreign agents, a term that in Russian denotes spy or traitor. ( As reported in the news.