Free trade agreements: Corporate greed makes the right to water of Phichit villagers a distant reality
In Central Thailand’s Phichit province, a group of villagers resisted a goldmining company that polluted their water and destroyed their livelihoods for almost 20 years. Manushya Foundation have written a comprehensive exposé documenting the villagers’ fight against corporate impunity and state exploitation. Despite severe suppression and intimidation, the Phichit people have made numerous attempts to claim their rights: in 2016 they launched a class-action lawsuit demanding adequate compensation and the restoration of their natural environment. Yet six years on, villagers are only steps closer to obtaining justice. Find out what happens next and how you can support the campaign.