"The Slaughter of Innocents: Our Complicity in the Murder of Environmentalists"

On January 8, 2015, Richard Matthews authored an article for that focused on the violence faced by environmental activists worldwide. Mr. Matthews states that the activists face intimidation, often fatal violence, stigmatization, and criminalization. UN Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, was quoted as saying, “The international community must do more to protect [the environmental activists] from the violence and harassment.”