• System change not climate change

    Interview with Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International

    The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held the first two weeks of December in Lima, Peru. Friends of the Earth International will participate in the COP campaigning for a fair global climate deal, demanding that the most developed countries cut their emissions substantially and assists developing countries (...)
  • CLOC-Via Campesina Youth Camp in Brazil strengthens commitment to transformation

    The 14th edition of the continental youth camp of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Campesina) took place in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from November 20-23. The organization celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014.
  • The Nature’s Keepers

    ‘Keepers’ is the name of a project realized by Luca Tomac, from Friends of the Earth Croatia together with Friends of the Earth Europe, portraying twenty-two Europeans’ environmental struggle and dedication. The project aims at highlighting the work of these individuals on a European level. The project has resulted in a book and exhibition, the latter currently being showcased in Brussels and is planed to (...)
  • ”Defending our territory in any way we can”

    
ESMAD threatens with the eviction of mobilized communities protesting against the El Quimbo dam

    
“At this time (7:20 a.m.), November 20th, 2014, the ESMAD appears at (the municipality of) La Jagua, Garzón, (department of) Huila to disarticulate the pacific protest of 20 days as of today, demanding the strict enforcement of the decision of the Constitutional Court T-135. The presence of the municipality spokesperson and the mayor of Garzón was demanded, who up to this point and since the protest (...)
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  • 27 November | |

    System change not climate change

    Interview with Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International

    The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held the first two weeks of December in Lima, Peru. Friends of the Earth International will participate in the COP campaigning for a fair global climate deal, demanding that the most developed countries cut their emissions substantially and assists developing countries to change over to clean energy. Dipti Bhatnagar, Climate Justice & Energy Co-coordinator from Friends of the Earth International talks about the risk of governments this year, yet again pushing for false solutions – instead of focusing on actions to reduce climate change.

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  • 25 November |

    CLOC-Via Campesina Youth Camp in Brazil strengthens commitment to transformation

    The 14th edition of the continental youth camp of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Campesina) took place in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from November 20-23. The organization celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014.

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  • 24 November |

    The Nature’s Keepers

    ‘Keepers’ is the name of a project realized by Luca Tomac, from Friends of the Earth Croatia together with Friends of the Earth Europe, portraying twenty-two Europeans’ environmental struggle and dedication. The project aims at highlighting the work of these individuals on a European level. The project has resulted in a book and exhibition, the latter currently being showcased in Brussels and is planed to travel around Europe the following year.

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  • 24 November |

    March of Afro-Colombian women continues towards Bogota demanding respect for their territories; another testimony

    Tuesday marks a week since Afro-Colombian women decided to march from the “La Toma” community, Suarez municipality, Cauca department, to the capital city of the country, Bogota. Their aim is to say “enough!” to the violation of their territorial rights by megaprojects, especially transnational mining.

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  • 22 November | |

    ”Defending our territory in any way we can”

    
ESMAD threatens with the eviction of mobilized communities protesting against the El Quimbo dam

    
“At this time (7:20 a.m.), November 20th, 2014, the ESMAD appears at (the municipality of) La Jagua, Garzón, (department of) Huila to disarticulate the pacific protest of 20 days as of today, demanding the strict enforcement of the decision of the Constitutional Court T-135. The presence of the municipality spokesperson and the mayor of Garzón was demanded, who up to this point and since the protest started have not been on the site.”


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  • 22 November | | |

    Movement under construction

    The resistance to the mining industry in the Latin American campesino agenda shows greater levels of coordination

    The territorial problems derived from the transnational mining exploitation are central in the agenda of conflicts and fights of Latin America, and in this regard the campesino movement develops its own experiences, making alliances and coordinating with the affected communities “in the first person”.

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