By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, August 18, 2022 For years now, the people of Montenegro have sought to protect the Sinjajevina mountain plateau from the destruction to be brought by creating a military training ground vastly larger than the entire military of Montenegro could ever use. The NATO nations for whom the project actually exists https://worldbeyondwar.org/uk-pushes-mountain-destruction-on-montenegro-as-green-policy/Continue reading →
In late 2020, a coalition of national environmental and rights’ activists, pastoralists, and international NGOs resisted a military training exercise taking place in the unique Sinjajevina highlands. Following the first phase of the campaign, WRI staff met Pablo Dominguez, an eco-anthropologist who collaborated with the Save Sinjajevina Association, and shared with us the significance of this precious place, the movement that led its defence, and their plans for the future. The campaign website is available here: https://sinjajevina.org/ You can sign … Continue reading →
Pablo Domínguez spoke also in the WSF webinars ‘Global NATO – All Countries Are Affected’ and in ‘Military Bases: Environment and Geostrategic Impacts’
Montenegro’s military — and maybe NATO — want the Sinjajevina Highlands for maneuvers; traditional herding communities want these biodiverse alpine pasturelands conserved.
by John C. Cannon on 18 January 2021
by Pablo Dominguez, 11 January 2021
In an archetypal David and Goliath encounter, Sinjajenivan herders have braved and adapted to COVID-19 lockdowns, driving snow and sub-zero temperatures to keep numerous military incursions at bay.