Eliezer “Boy” Billanes, an anti-mining activist was shot in Koronadal City in March 2009. He was awarded posthumously as Most Distinguished Awardee in GBK 2009. (Photo courtesy of Panalipdan Mindanao / bulatlat.com) - See more at: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/06/24/wanted-heroes-for-the-environment-and-for-the-people-i-gawad-bayani-ng-kalikasan-2011/#sthash.e5q09oTI.dpuf

Eliezer “Boy” Billanes, an anti-mining activist was shot in Koronadal City in March 2009. He was awarded posthumously as Most Distinguished Awardee in GBK 2009. (Photo courtesy of Panalipdan Mindanao / bulatlat.com) – See more at: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/06/24/wanted-heroes-for-the-environment-and-for-the-people-i-gawad-bayani-ng-kalikasan-2011/#sthash.e5q09oTI.dpuf

Obituaries to fallen warriors and visionaries of the ecological resistance movement

Francisco “Chico” Mendes, 1988, Brazilian ecologist and environmental activist who worked in defense of the Amazon rain forests, shot to death near his home in Xapuri.

Leroy Jackson, October 1993, Diné (Navajo) activist engaged in campaigns to end logging in the ponderosa pine forests of the Chuska Mountains, found murdered by poison atop the Brazos Cliffs near Chama, New Mexico.

The Ogoni Nine, November 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kio- bel and John Kpuine; hanged by the military dictatorship of Nigeria for struggling against the destruction of Ogoni land by the Shell oil company.

Carlos Roberto Flores, June 2001, Honduran environmental activist, shot to death by guards of hydroelectric company Energisa, which was building a dam in the Sierra de Agalta National Park.

Bartolomeu Morais da Silva, July 2002, Brazilian farmer who led the struggle against illegal logging, land fraud and destructive large-scale infrastructure projects; found with his legs broken, shot to death.

Carlos Arturo Reyes, July 2003, Honduran anti-logging activist shot after Amnesty International found a death list with his name on it.

Dorothy Mae Stang, February 2005, US-born activist, environmentalist and nun, murdered in the city of Anapu in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. She had a 30-year history of organizing in the region, receiving numerous death threats from loggers and large landowners.

Valmir Mota de Oliveira, October 2007, Shot and killed during a protest at a Syngenta farm in the southern Brazilian state of Parana. According to the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), the farm illegally produced genetically modified crops within a protected environmental zone close to the internationally acclaimed Iguacu water falls.

Stanislav Markelov, Anastasia Baburova January 2009, Markelov was a lawyer for environmental, anti-fascist, labor and Chechen activists. He and Baburova, an activist and journalist, were assassinated in Moscow by a neo-Nazi affiliate.

Eliezer “Boy” Billanes, March 2009, Filipino anti-mining environmentalist in the Mindanao region shot dead confronting the multinational mining corporation Xstrata. Others who were killed recently for the anti-mining cause in the Phillipines include Fernando Sarmiento, Armin Marin, Ricardo Ganad, Gensun Agustin and Samson Rivera.

Ramiro Rivera, Dora Alicia Recinos Sorto, December 2009, Members of the Cabanas Environment Committee, organiz- ing against mining by Pacific Rim corporation in El Salvador. Rivera was shot dead while under 24-hour police surveillance. Prior to his murder he survived being shot eight times in the month of August. Recinos Sorto was pregnant at the time of her murder.

Desidario Camangyan, June 2010, Anti-logging activist, journalist and radio host in the Philippine province of Davao Oriental, gunned down while hosting an amateur singing contest. His wife and child were in the audience.

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