2010 Special Broadcasts / Linking Alternatives 4

Madrid, 14th - 18th May 2010

  • 1 June 2010 | |

    Feet on the ground

    Mexican peasant women are the worst affected by agribusiness model

    As it happens in most of the countries, the consolidation of the agribusiness model in the Mexican rural areas has led to an increasing migration to the big urban centers. Read more

  • 27 May 2010 | |

    More

    Climate Justice at the Summit in Madrid

    Free trade, US military bases in South America, regional integration, climate change and migration were some of the issues addressed in the different workshops at the Peoples´ Summit Enlazando Alternativas 4 in Madrid. Read more

  • 26 May 2010 | |

    Accomplices

    Protests against funders of the European plans in Latin America

    The “complicity” of institutions, policies and actors of the European Union in the strengthening of European transnational corporations in Latin America was one of the issues analyzed at the Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) held in Madrid. Sebastián Valdomir, coordinator of the Economic Justice-Resisting Neoliberalism Program from Friends of the Earth International, was in charge of giving a presentation on the subject. Read more

  • 25 May 2010 | |

    Lost generation

    Over 10,000 families suffered the impact of Nemagon in Nicaragua

    Dow Chemical and Dole Fruit companies have never taken responsibility for the deaths caused in Nicaragua during the years when Nemagon agrotoxic was applied. Read more

  • 19 May 2010 | |

    We Have Reached a Verdict

    Ruling about the operation of European companies in Latin America

    The Jury of the Permanent Peoples´ Tribunal of Madrid issued on Monday morning their ruling over the 27 cases submitted against European corporations for their operations in Latin America. The companies had been accused by social organizations and movements of violating human rights, regulations, laws and of damaging the environment and food sovereignty, among other things. Read more

  • 18 May 2010 | |

    At full blast

    Nothing new: European transnational corporation violates Colombian community rights

    Transnational corporation Carbones de Cerrejon and its implementation by force in Colombia, with the complicity of the European Union, was accused of human rights violations before the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in Madrid. The Tribunal issued 27 rulings on Monday, which is the total amount of cases filed. Read more

  • 17 May 2010 | |

    Marching to Madrid

    Demonstration in the Spanish capital city against European capital

    Over 15,000 people demonstrated on Sunday in Madrid against the neoliberal policies of the European Union (EU) in Latin America, especially against the action of its corporations in that region. Hundreds of social groups participated in the march from the Cibeles square to Puerta del Sol. Read more

  • 17 May 2010 | |

    Energy disaster

    Endesa and Enel once again accused by the social movements

    The energy corporation Endesa Chile, a subsidiary of Endesa Spain, and the company Colbun, are planning on building five big dams in the Chilean Patagonia, which will imply flooding 6,000 hectares of land, including agricluture, cattle and forest lands. The energy generated would be aimed to supply the industry of Santiago de Chile, 2,300 kilometers away, and the mining industry in the North of the country. Read more

  • 17 May 2010 | |

    No to capitalist Europe!

    Peoples Summit Began in Madrid

    The Summit Linking Alternatives 4 began on Friday in Madrid with an event at the Universidad Complutense. Several representatives from European and Latin American social movements spoke at the event. One of the highlights was the words in homage to Mexican activist Betty Cariño, who was murdered two weeks ago in the state of Oaxaca. The hundreds of people gathered in the opening event stood up and broke out into applause. Read more

  • 14 May 2010 | |

    Rising Voices 33 Edition

    On today´s show we talked to Jose Elosegui, our correspondent in Madrid, about the Permanent Peoples´ Tribunal carried out by civil society organizations against European corporations. We also interviewed Marcie Keever, Clean Vessels Campaign Director of Friends of the Earth US, about BP´s oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Finally, we reported on different cases filed to the Tribunal in Madrid, such as Pluspetrol, Syngenta and Goldcorp. Read more

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